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Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

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Nikon Coolpix L340
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 0.099999999999998MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (16x). 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.

198mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 630mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only a 432mm maximum focal length digital camera (198mm shorter).
20% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22.5mm. That's 4.5mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (27mm).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 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.

370.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 370.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 only takes 360.00 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.

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 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.

A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a digital zoom of 4x, however 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.

5.1 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (5.1 bigger).
11% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8. That's 0.3 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (2.8).
461,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are vastly better
Based on 73 expert reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average review score of 87%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 60% (based on 2 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
Based on 222 user reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an average review score of 92%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (4x). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5.1 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (11).
A bit larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a minimum aperture number of 3.1, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 460,000 pixels display resolution. That's 461,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (921,000 pixels).
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Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average expert score is only 60%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000's is 87% (based on 73 reviews).
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L340's average user score is 89%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000's is 92% (based on 222 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
0.099999999999998MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (0.099999999999998MP 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.

12x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has an optical zoom of 16x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (12x 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.

46% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is only 432mm maximum focal length. That's 198mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (432mm).
17% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 27mm, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (4.5mm shorter).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does. 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.

Ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is 360.00, 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.

One month older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by one month.

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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
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 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2592
 3840 x 2160
 2592 x 2592
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
20.48MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
16x
Digital Zoom
2x 4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 11
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm
BEST
432mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 9.1 - 146
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 32x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 15/11

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking 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 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞ / 1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.03 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.3m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m 2m
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
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 64
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
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
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 1 - 9.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 0.3 - 13.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
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
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

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% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.88x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
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)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 DPOF
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
 Slideshow
 Zoom
 Rotation
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 780g
Height
76.3mm 98.5mm
Depth
83.3mm 130.7mm
Width
111.1mm 136.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g
BEST
831g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
370 shots
BEST
360 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.5PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio,LoiLoScope,Adobe Reader
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
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

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