Canon IXUS 170 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Canon IXUS 170
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

More total megapixels Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.48MP).
50% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (2x). 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.

1.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 7 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
74% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% based on 45 reviews, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).
12 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (20.2MP). 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.

58% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (28x). 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.

17% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture number of 3.1, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 630mm maximum focal length, but the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (330mm shorter).
12% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22.5mm. That's 2.5mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (22.5mm).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 80 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (80).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon IXUS 170 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (460,000 pixels).
370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £8
The Nikon Coolpix L340 costs £8.09 less than the Canon IXUS 170.
7 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.2MP). 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.

Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 12x optical zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (28x). 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.

14% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum aperture number of 3.6, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
330mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 300mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (330mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 2.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (80).
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 2.7" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does.
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon IXUS 170 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £8
The Canon IXUS 170 is £8.09 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less retailers
The Canon IXUS 170 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is stocked by 8 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by two months
The Canon IXUS 170 is two months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

1% less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP less than the Canon IXUS 170 (20.48MP).
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (2x). 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.

1.1 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1.1 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (5.9).
11s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 4s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average expert score is only 60%, however the Canon IXUS 170's is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average user score is 89%, however the Canon IXUS 170's is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
7
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.6 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 54 4 - 112
Extra/Smart Zoom
24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
3 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.5 - 4.7
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
141g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
57.6mm 76.3mm
Depth
22.6mm 83.3mm
Width
99.6mm 111.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
141g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Type
NB-11L/ NB-11LH AA
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 370 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AV
 USB
 AV
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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