Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 3.69MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (16.79MP).
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (5.8).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (125).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
10 Reasons For
7% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

0.1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).
Marginally longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 has a maximum focal length of 675mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (45mm shorter).
50% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3,200).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (921,000 pixels).
870.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a digital camera that takes 870.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £3
The Nikon Coolpix L820 costs £143.99, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is £147.00.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 16 reviews, the average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix L820 is 76%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
Based on 25 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L820 is 91%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (30x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (4x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

A little larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, however the Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
45mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length of 630mm, but the Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 675mm maximum focal length digital camera (45mm longer).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 lower than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (3,200).
Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L820 (921,000 pixels).
Only 370.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L820 only takes 870.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £3
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is £3.01 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L820.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average expert score is only 60%, however the Nikon Coolpix L820's is 76% (based on 16 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average user score is 89%, however the Nikon Coolpix L820's is 91% (based on 25 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

3.69MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 16.79MP digital camera. That's 3.69MP less than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (16.79MP).
2% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 5.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.8).
36% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (125).
Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is stocked by 6 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Nikon Coolpix L820 is 13 months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixel Count
20.48MP
BEST
16.79MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.9
BEST
5.8
Minimum Aperture
3.1 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
630mm 675mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm 22.5mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 112 4 - 120
Lens
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure
12/9 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ 0.5 - ∞, 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.50 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.50 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
4s 4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
1.5 - 2.4 1.5 - 6
Flash Range
0.5 - 4.7 0.5 - 6
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 65MB
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 64GB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
 Headphone out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

3D Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D compatible
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
10 10
Multi-Shot Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot mode
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 MPF
 DPOF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Cuisine
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 470g
Height
76.3mm 76.3mm
Depth
83.3mm 84.5mm
Width
111.1mm 111mm
Weight Including Battery
430g
BEST
470g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Alkaline
 Alkaline
BEST
Supported Battery
4 4
Battery Size
AA LR6/L40; FR6/L91; EN-MH2; EH-67
Shot Per Battery Charge
370 shots 870 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
Battery Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Camera Shutter Speed Range
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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