Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix L340

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Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix L340

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 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.

1% more total megapixels Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (20.48MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 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.

15% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a maximum aperture number of 6.9. That's 1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9).
Longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (4s). Read more

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

Cheaper by £51
The Canon IXUS 160 costs £74.26, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is £125.00.
5 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better expert reviews
Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
12 Reasons For
0.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixel of 20.2MP, but the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.2MP 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.

20x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, but the Canon IXUS 160 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (20x 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
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (3.1).
65% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 630mm. That's 406mm longer than the Canon IXUS 160 (630mm).
5.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (5.5mm longer).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 80, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
A bit larger display diagonal Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3" screen, but the Canon IXUS 160 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, but the Canon IXUS 160 does not.
230,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels, however the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels lower).
One hundred and fifty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 takes 370.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon IXUS 160 only takes 220.00 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.

More popular
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 357 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 ranks No. 43764.
User reviews are better
Based on 97 user reviews, the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average review score of 89%, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 has an average rating of 80% (based on 63 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.2MP 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.

3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 20x 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
Canon IXUS 160 is 3.2 minimum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (406mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 160 is 28mm minimum focal length. That's 5.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm).
20 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (80).
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a display diagonal of 2.7". 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.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a vari-angle LCD display.
230,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (460,000 pixels).
Only 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 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.

Less popular
The Canon IXUS 160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 43764 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 ranks No. 357.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon IXUS 160 has an average user score of 80%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Canon IXUS 160 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.

0.02MP less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a total megapixels of 20.48MP, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera (0.02MP more).
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
3x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

£51 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 160 by £50.74.
Fewer sellers
Only 10 retailers sells the Nikon Coolpix L340, but 15 retailers sell the Canon IXUS 160. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Five months older
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is older than the Canon IXUS 160 by five months.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 60%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69% (based on 3 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 28x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
5.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm 630mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 22.5mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4 - 112
Extra/Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
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
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 2.4
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 4.7
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 PCM

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
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

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
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Weight & Dimensions

Height
54.3mm 76.3mm
Depth
22.1mm 83.3mm
Width
95.2mm 111.1mm
Weight (including Battery)
127g
BEST
430g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Battery Type
NB-11L AA
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 370 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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