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Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-RX100

Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Sony DSC-RX100

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Sony DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24.4x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100 (3.6x). 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 maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9. That's 1 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100 (4.9).
484mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100 is only a 146mm maximum focal length digital camera (484mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 22.5mm minimum focal length. That's 5.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100 (28mm).
4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 54x digital zoom digital camera. That's 52x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (54x). 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.

1.3 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 larger).
63% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is 1,229,000 pixels display resolution. That's 769,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (1,229,000 pixels).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
52x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 52x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100 (54x). 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 lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-RX100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1.3 smaller).
769,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 769,000 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100 (1,229,000 pixels).
5 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 3.6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 24.4x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.6x). 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.

1 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4.9).
4x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100 is only 146mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (484mm longer).
20% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (28mm).
Older by ten months
The Sony DSC-RX100 is ten months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP 20.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
20.48MP 20.9MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
3.6x
Digital Zoom
2x 54x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm
BEST
146mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 28 - 146
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 7/6

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 125
 200
 320
 400
 800
 3200
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
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
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 0.55 - 6.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 0.3 - 17.1

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 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 1,229,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
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
Photo Effects
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 240g
Height
76.3mm 35.9mm
Depth
83.3mm 58.1mm
Width
111.1mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
4
BEST
1
Battery Type
AA NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

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
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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