Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Olympus Stylus SZ-15

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Nikon Coolpix L340
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
21% higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (16MP). 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.

3.98MP more total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera. That's 3.98MP more than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (16.5MP).
15% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (24x). 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 bit longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is only a 600mm maximum focal length digital camera (30mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 22.5mm minimum focal length. That's 2.5mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (25mm).
0.3m bigger normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a normal focusing range (wide) of 0.5m, whereas the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is only a 0.2m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera (0.3m smaller).
Bigger normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera. That's 1.1m bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (0.4m).
20 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (100).
12% bigger internal memory Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera. That's 5.1MB bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (37.9MB).
A bit better user reviews
Based on 97 reviews, the average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89%, but the average rating of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is 85% (based on 4 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an image stabilizer, whereas 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a digital zoom of 96x, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 2x digital zoom digital camera (94x 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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is 6.9 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (3).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 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.

94x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 94x smaller than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (96x). 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.

17% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9. That's 1 bigger than the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 (6.9).
0.1 larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3.1 minimum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
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11 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.2MP digital camera (4.2MP 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.

25% less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a total megapixels of 16.5MP, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 20.48MP digital camera (3.98MP more).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an optical zoom of 24x, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (4x 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.

5% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm. That's 30mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (600mm).
2.5mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm shorter).
Vastly smaller normal focusing range (wide) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is a 0.2m normal focusing range (wide) digital camera. That's 0.3m smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (0.2m).
Three times smaller normal focusing range (tele) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has a normal focusing range (tele) of 0.4m, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1.5m normal focusing range (tele) digital camera (1.1m bigger).
20% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 has an internal memory of 37.9MB, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 43MB internal memory digital camera (5.1MB bigger).
Over one year older
The Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by 17 months.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Olympus Stylus SZ-15 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89% (based on 97 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.2MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 5120 x 2880
 3648 x 2736
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 640 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.48MP
BEST
16.5MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
28x
BEST
24x
Digital Zoom
2x 96x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
5.9 6.9
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.1 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
630mm
BEST
600mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 112 4.5 - 108
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 11/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 96x
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞ 0.2 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Super Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
0.5m
BEST
0.2m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
1.5m
BEST
0.4m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
 Auto
 80
 160
 1600
 100
 200
 400
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 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
4s 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Range (tele)
1.5 - 2.4 0.4 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4.7 0.2 - 6.9
Flash Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure lock

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
43MB
BEST
37.9MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Connection to PC
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Connection to PC
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Self-Timer Delay
10 2,12
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 DPOF
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 220g
Height
76.3mm 68.8mm
Depth
83.3mm 39.8mm
Width
111.1mm 107.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
430g 220g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA LI-50B
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

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI ports quantity
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Panorama
Camera Shutter Speed
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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