Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Nikon Coolpix L340
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 16.05MP digital camera (4.15MP 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.

Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 1.4x optical zoom digital camera (26.6x 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.

A lot smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.4 bigger).
81% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture. That's 2.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (5.6).
4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). 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.

Significantly longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s shorter). Read more

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

Touchscreen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a touchscreen, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have a touchscreen.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 does. 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 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.

Fourteen times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (56s longer). Read more

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

Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a touchscreen.
5 Reasons Against
4.15MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a megapixel of 16.05MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.15MP 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.

Twenty times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an optical zoom of 1.4x, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (26.6x 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.

2.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum aperture number of 3.5, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.4 smaller).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 5.6 minimum aperture. That's 2.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.6).
Nine months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by nine months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16.05MP
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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
 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 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
20.48MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
1.4x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9
BEST
3.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1
BEST
5.6
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 14 - 42
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 23
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 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
 64
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
4s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01s
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 Unknown - Click to provide data

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
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@50fps
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 390g
Height
76.3mm 84.6mm
Depth
83.3mm 71.4mm
Width
111.1mm 122.45mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Number of Batteries Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

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
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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