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Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L31 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Nikon Coolpix L31
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

10% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
11 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 16.1MP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

23x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (23x smaller). 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (3.1).
80% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 500mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (630mm).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 22.5mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (3.5mm longer).
26MB bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an internal memory of 43MB, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 17MB internal memory digital camera (26MB smaller).
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller). 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, however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not.
230,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

One hundred and seventy more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a digital camera that takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
26% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP 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.

Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 23x 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.

0.1 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
500mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 130mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (500mm longer).
14% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm. That's 3.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 17MB internal memory digital camera. That's 26MB smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (43MB).
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L31 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 200.00, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera (2x 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 Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 smaller).
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.44MP 20.48MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Violet
 Violet

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
130mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.6 - 23 4 - 112
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
6/5 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 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
4s 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 1.7 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3.6 0.5 - 4.7
Pre-Flash
 Pre-flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
17MB 43MB
BEST
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
4x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
Self-Timer Delay
10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
160g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
59.4mm 76.3mm
Depth
28.9mm 83.3mm
Width
96.4mm 111.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
160g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Battery Supported
2 4
BEST
Battery Type
AA AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
32 - 104 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
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

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Feedback