Fujifilm FinePix S8500 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Fujifilm FinePix S8500
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has an image stabilizer, but 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.

18x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has an optical zoom of 46x, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 28x optical zoom digital camera (18x 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.

0.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 2.9 minimum aperture. That's 0.2 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3.1).
43% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 1,104mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 474mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (630mm).
11,200 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 12,800 maximum ISO speed, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (11,200 lower).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is an 8s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (4s shorter). Read more

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

30fps higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Expert reviews are hugely better
Based on 1 expert review, the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has an average review score of 80%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (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.

7% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (22.5mm).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80. That's 20 smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (80).
Wider field of view Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 100% field of view digital camera. That's 3% wider than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (100%).
370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 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.

Better user reviews
Based on 97 user reviews, the average review score of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 84% (based on 127 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a megapixel of 16.2MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4MP higher). 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.

1.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Slightly narrower field of view Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has a field of view of 97%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 100% field of view digital camera (3% wider).
Seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 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.

Four months older
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by four months.
Lower user review Score
The Fujifilm FinePix S8500 has an average user rating of 84%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 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.

65% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x smaller than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 5.9 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 bigger than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (5.9).
0.2 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 2.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 630mm, however the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a 1,104mm maximum focal length digital camera (474mm longer).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 11,200 lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (1,600).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s. That's 4s shorter than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (4s). Read more

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

Vastly lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a motion JPEG frame rate of 30fps. That's 30fps lower than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 (30fps).
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Expert review Rating is significantly Worse
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is 80% (based on 1 review).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
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Megapixel
16.2MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2304 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.48MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
46x
BEST
28x
Digital Zoom
2x 2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.5
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
2.9
BEST
3.1
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,104mm
BEST
630mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.3 - 198 4 - 112
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
17/12 12/9

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
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
256 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.45 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - 1.00 Unknown - Click to provide data
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
3.2 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
3.50 - ∞ 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
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800
BEST
1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
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
8s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Suppressed
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
2.5 - 3.6 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.40 - 7 0.5 - 4.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 320 x 120
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

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
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
97% 100%
BEST
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Fine
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Snow
 Children
 Close-up (macro)
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
577g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
86.9mm 76.3mm
Depth
116.2mm 83.3mm
Width
122.6mm 111.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
670g 430g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Alkaline
BEST
 Alkaline
Number of Batteries Supported
4 4
Battery Type
AA AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 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
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Other Features

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

Technical Details

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