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Nikon Coolpix P340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Nikon Coolpix P340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Nikon Coolpix P340
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a megapixel of 12.2MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8. That's 1.5 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3.3).
Lighter Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 194g digital camera. That's 23g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (217g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 33 reviews, the Nikon Coolpix P340 has an average expert review score of 83%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 35 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Hugely bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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 maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 6.4 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm. That's 600mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (720mm).
A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an internal memory of 86MB, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 56MB internal memory digital camera (30MB smaller).
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels, however the Nikon Coolpix P340 is only a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels lower).
Eighty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Nikon Coolpix P340 only takes 220.00 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.

AC adapter included Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an AC adapter included, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 does not.
Six more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has 8 awards, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 has 2 awards.
User reviews are a bit better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an average user review score of 91% based on 168 reviews, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P340 has an average rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Five times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an optical zoom of 5x, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (25x 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.

0.8 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.8 smaller).
600mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P340 is only 120mm maximum focal length. That's 600mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (720mm).
30MB smaller internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 has an internal memory of 56MB, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is an 86MB internal memory digital camera (30MB bigger).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P340 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Eighty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 220.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 only takes 300.00 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.

Does not have an AC adapter included Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P340 does not have an AC adapter included, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has an AC adapter included.
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Fewer awards
Whilst the Nikon Coolpix P340 has received 2 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has received 8 awards.
A little Lower user review Score
The Nikon Coolpix P340's average user rating is 90%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70's is 91% (based on 168 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Marginally lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, but the Nikon Coolpix P340 is a 12.2MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

46% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (3.3).
11% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 217g digital camera. That's 23g heavier than the Nikon Coolpix P340 (217g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix P340 is 83% (based on 33 reviews).

Awards

2 Awards
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
8 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended 5 star
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M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.2MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4000 x 3000
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4000 x 3000
 3984 x 2656
 3968 x 2232
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 3000
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Total Megapixels
12.76MP 12.8MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
5.6 6.4
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
120mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5.1 - 25.5 4.3 - 129
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 58.6x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
7/6 12/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 15
Diaphragm Blade
7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 continuous
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞, 0.5 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.02 - ∞ 0.03
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.3m 0.5m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.5m 2m
BEST

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 800
 1600
 Auto
 64
 80
 200
 320
 400
 640
 3200
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 160
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80 80
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
 Flash on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0.5 - 2.5 2 - 3.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 6.5 0.6 - 6.4
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
120fps
BEST
50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@15fps
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
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
56MB 86MB
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.59x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Shade
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Multi-Shot Function
 Multi-shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
EXPEED C2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dusk
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Children
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
194g
BEST
217g
Height
58.3mm 64.6mm
Depth
32mm 34.4mm
Width
103mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
194g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
EN-EL12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max)
1.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Recharge Time
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
BEST
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

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