Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
0.099999999999998MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP lower). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
Bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.49m bigger than the Sony DSC-H400 (0.01m).
Three more number of batteries supporteds Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has four number of batteries supporteds, however the Sony DSC-H400 only has one number of batteries supported.
Seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 only takes 300.00 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.

9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an image stabilizer, but 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera. That's 35x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (63x). 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 Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera. That's 498x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (500x). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5. That's 0.6 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (6.5).
58% bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 2m bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.5m).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 3,200 maximum ISO speed. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3,200).
87% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 26s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (30s). Read more

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

22% bigger internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera. That's 12MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (55MB).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 800 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,800 pixels).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (35x bigger). 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.

498x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 500x digital zoom digital camera (498x bigger). 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.

11% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
2m smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 1.5m, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (2m bigger).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 1,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (26s longer). Read more

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

12MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an internal memory of 43MB, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 55MB internal memory digital camera (12MB bigger).
800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (800 pixels higher).
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6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.1MP). 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.

Moderately larger minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 3.4 minimum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
0.49m smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.01m, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 0.5m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.49m bigger).
Only one number of batteries supported Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has one number of batteries supported, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 only has four number of batteries supporteds.
Only 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-H400 is 13 months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 11520 x 1080
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
2x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.5
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 4.4 - 277
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.01m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m 3.5m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
43MB 55MB
BEST
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 628g
Height
76.3mm 95mm
Depth
83.3mm 122.3mm
Width
111.1mm 129.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
655g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Number of Batteries Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots
BEST
300 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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