Canon PowerShot SX610 HS vs Nikon Coolpix L340 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
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Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

£140.00
£59.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and excellent value for money compact digital camera, with an industry award and very good features
88
Reviews
999 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
1 Year Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.2MP 18x Yes Mar 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.2MP
Optical Zoom 18x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Nikon Coolpix L340

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Nikon Coolpix L340

£129.00
£49.99
Our Verdict:
A low cost and best selling compact camera, good for portrait photography
83
Reviews
103 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
82
Age
16 Months Old
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.2MP 28x No Sep 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.2MP
Optical Zoom 28x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Sep 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

£148.95
£50.06
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and great value for money compact camera, good for everyday photography
82
Reviews
67 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
81
Age
1 Year Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 16MP 12x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 12x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Feb 2015
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

86

Overall Score

86

Overall Score

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

£140.00
£59.00
Our Verdict:
A very popular and excellent value for money compact digital camera, with an industry award and very good features
88
Reviews
999 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
1 Year Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.2MP 18x Yes Mar 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.2MP
Optical Zoom 18x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2016
Nikon Coolpix L340

85

Overall Score

85

Overall Score

Nikon Coolpix L340

£129.00
£49.99
Our Verdict:
A low cost and best selling compact camera, good for portrait photography
83
Reviews
103 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
82
Age
16 Months Old
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.2MP 28x No Sep 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.2MP
Optical Zoom 28x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Sep 2016
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

£148.95
£50.06
Our Verdict:
A positively reviewed and great value for money compact camera, good for everyday photography
82
Reviews
67 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
70
Features
Good Features
81
Age
1 Year Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 16MP 12x Yes Feb 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 16MP
Optical Zoom 12x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Feb 2015

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£129.00
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£239.99
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£321.99
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10EB-K 16 MP 12x Optical Zoom Compact Digital Camera - Black
£148.95
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£199.95
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Reasons For

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
9 Reasons For
4.2MP Higher Megapixels
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 20.2MP digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L340. That's 4.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (16MP).

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.

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Image Stabilizer
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an image stabilizer, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not.

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.

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1 Larger Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 1 larger than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (5.9) and 0.6 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (6.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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10% Larger Display Diagonal
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3" screen digital camera, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L340. That's 0.3" larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (2.7").

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.

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Higher Display Resolution
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 462,000 pixels higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (460,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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HDMI
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an HDMI (as does the Nikon Coolpix L340), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have an HDMI.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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Wi-Fi
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS supports Wi-Fi (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10), however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS supports Near Field Communication (NFC), however the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a communication technology used to wirelessly transfer data between devices. In a digital camera, it is used to send photos between the camera and mobile phones and tablets.

Cameras with NFC tech installed will be able to easily send photos to smartphones or tablets without the need for wires.

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Marginally Better User Reviews
Based on 947 reviews, the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an average user review score of 90%, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an average rating of 79% (based on 52 reviews).
15 Reasons For
Higher Megapixels
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a megapixels of 20.2MP (as does the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 16MP digital camera (4.2MP lower).

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.

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Hugely Bigger Optical Zoom
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an optical zoom of 28x, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only an 18x optical zoom digital camera (10x smaller) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 12x optical zoom digital camera (16x smaller).

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.

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0.7 Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10. That's 0.7 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 630mm. That's 180mm longer than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (450mm) and 342mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (288mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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2.5mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (2.5mm longer) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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0.3" Larger Display Diagonal
Nikon Coolpix L340 is 3" screen (as does the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 2.7" screen digital camera (0.3" smaller).

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.

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Vari-Angle LCD Display
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a vari-angle LCD display, and so does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS does not have a vari-angle LCD display.

A 'vari-angle display' on a digital camera means that the display can be adjusted so it can be viewed effectively from many different angles.

This is a helpful addition because it means you won't have to hold the camera directly in front of your face in order to view the display successfully - helpful if you're shooting from unusual angles.

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HDMI
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an HDMI, and so does the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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GPS (satellite)
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite), but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 do not have a GPS (satellite).

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.

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760 More Battery Life
The Nikon Coolpix L340 takes 960 battery life, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270 battery life and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only takes 200 battery life.

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.

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£11 Cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is £11 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and £19.95 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More Popular
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better
The average expert review score of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 67%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 63% (based on 8 reviews).
Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88.7%, but Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Panasonic has an average rating of 86.4%.
7 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an image stabilizer (as does the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS), but the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not have an image stabilizer.

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.

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Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 3.1 minimum aperture, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L340. That's 0.7 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (3.8).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Hugely Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 6,400 maximum ISO speed, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 lower) and the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an internal memory of 80MB, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 is only a 43MB internal memory digital camera (37MB smaller).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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Vari-Angle LCD Display
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a vari-angle LCD display, and so does the Nikon Coolpix L340, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS does not have a vari-angle LCD display.

A 'vari-angle display' on a digital camera means that the display can be adjusted so it can be viewed effectively from many different angles.

This is a helpful addition because it means you won't have to hold the camera directly in front of your face in order to view the display successfully - helpful if you're shooting from unusual angles.

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Lighter
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 163g digital camera. That's 4g lighter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (167g).

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.

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Wi-Fi
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 does not support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Reasons Against

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
13 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera. That's 10x smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (28x) and 6x bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (12x).

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.

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19% Larger Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a minimum aperture number of 3.8, however the Nikon Coolpix L340 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 are both 3.1 minimum aperture digital cameras (0.7 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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180mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only 450mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 630mm maximum focal length digital camera (180mm longer) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera (162mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 2.5mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (22.5mm) and 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (24mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200. That's 1,600 higher than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (1,600) and 3,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (6,400).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS does not have a GPS (satellite) (As does the the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10), however the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite).

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.

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4g Heavier
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has a weight of 167g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 163g digital camera (4g lighter).

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.

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Only 270 Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 270, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 960 battery life.

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.

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More Expensive by £11
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is £11 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less Retailers
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is only stocked by 3 shops, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L340 is stocked by 4 stores.
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
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Older by Six Months
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is six months older than the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Less Popular
The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Worse Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.6%, whereas Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.
6 Reasons Against
Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
Nikon Coolpix L340 is only 5.9 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 larger) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 6.3 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Significantly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (4,800 higher).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Hugely Smaller Internal Memory
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has an internal memory of 43MB, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is an 80MB internal memory digital camera (37MB bigger).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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462,000 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
The Nikon Coolpix L340 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels (as does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10), however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels higher).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Nikon Coolpix L340 does not support Wi-Fi, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 support Wi-Fi.

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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A Bit Lower User Review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is 90% (based on 947 reviews).
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A Lot Lower Megapixels
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a megapixels of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and the Nikon Coolpix L340 are both 20.2MP digital cameras (4.2MP higher).

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.

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Two Times Smaller Optical Zoom
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is an 18x optical zoom digital camera (6x bigger) and the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 28x optical zoom digital camera (16x bigger).

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.

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Slightly Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a maximum aperture number of 6.3, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger) and the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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342mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 162mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS (450mm) and 342mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L340 (630mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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A Bit Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer) and the Nikon Coolpix L340 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (1.5mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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12% Smaller Display Diagonal
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and the Nikon Coolpix L340 are both 3" screen digital cameras (0.3" larger).

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.

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Lower Display Resolution
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels (as does the Nikon Coolpix L340), whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS is a 922,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (462,000 pixels higher).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Does Not Have an HDMI
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have an HDMI, however the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and the Nikon Coolpix L340 have an HDMI.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 does not have a GPS (satellite) (As does the the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS), but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has a GPS (satellite).

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.

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760 Less Battery Life
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a digital camera that takes 200 battery life, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS only takes 270 battery life and the Nikon Coolpix L340 only takes 960 battery life.

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.

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£20 More Expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS by £9 and more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by £20.
Not As Many Stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10, however 3 shops sell the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS and 4 stores sell the Nikon Coolpix L340.
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
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Over One Year Older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is older than the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS by 13 months and older than the Nikon Coolpix L340 by 19 months.
Less Popular
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only has an average expert rating of 63%, but the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average expert rating of 67% (based on 4 reviews).
A Lot Lower User Review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only has an average user rating of 79%, but the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has an average user rating of 90% (based on 947 reviews) and the Nikon Coolpix L340 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 97 reviews).
Worse Brand
Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 86.4%, however Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

The Nikon Coolpix L340 has better expert reviews than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10. The average expert reviews score for the Nikon Coolpix L340 is 67% based on 4 reviews, where as the average score for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 63% based on 8 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has the best user reviews out of the three digital cameras with an average review score of 90% based on 947 reviews. The Nikon Coolpix L340 has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 89% based on 97 reviews. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 79% based on 52 reviews.
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Average Brand Rating

Nikon and Canon have the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 88%. Panasonic has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 86% based on 15,243 reviews.
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Proportion of Users That Recommend It

The Canon PowerShot SX610 HS has the greatest proportion of users recommending it. Out of 947 reviews, 93.1% recommend the Canon PowerShot SX610 HS. 25% recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 and 0% recommend the Nikon Coolpix L340.

PhotographyBlog.com Review Score

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The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a new bridge camera which features a 28x optical zoom, which gives you an equivalent of 22.5-630mm in 35mm terms. There's also a 56x Dynamic Fine Zoom available, which is a type of digital zoom. Inside the L340 is a 20.4 mil...
Capable quadcore Intel CPU
Easily expandable memory
Slick QTS operating system
Extremely versatile feature set
Doubles as a potent media server
Powerful Intel CPU
Dual LAN and USB 3.0
HDMIout and direct usage with mouse and keyboard
Great operating system
Silent
Great design
Cons
Needs to be placed well ventilated and not in an enclosed space
No front USB port and onetouch copy due to th
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Design
8GB model is pricey
Needs to be placed well ventilated and not in an enclosed space
No front USB port and onetouch copy due to the design
No eSATA
Prix
The Nikon Coolpix L340's most appealing feature is its 28x optical zoom, and possibly its low, bargain price. For under £120 you get a camera which is capable of taking some good shots, but it relies heavily on you only taking those shots in bright ...
Dec 2015
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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a 16 million pixel CCD sensor. There's also a lens with a 12x optical zoom - which gives you an equivalent of 24-288mm in 35mm terms. There's also an Intelligent Zoom available, which boosts it to 24x, as well as digi...
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Apr 2015

Ephotozine Review Score

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The Nikon Coolpix L340 is a low-cost superzoom bridge-style camera that updates the L330 . Its main selling point is its 28x optical zoom which gives a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 22.5-630mm. Images are captured on a 20.2MP sensor and......
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The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is Panasonic's latest version of their entry level pocket zoom camera, updating the SZ8 with a tilting selfie screen, whilst keeping the same 12x optical zoom lens and image stabilisation. Panasonic Lumix SZ10 Features......
12x optical zoom lens
Creative effects
Easy to use
WiFi connectivity
Compact and lightweight
Optical zoom
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Nonstandard USB cable for charging (not MicroUSB)
Very lowresolution panoramic photos
720p video recording
Slow continuous shooting
Poor performance in low light
No manual control
No touch screen
The Panasonic Lumix SZ10 is a compact and fairly stylish point and shoot camera with a good zoom range, thanks to a 12x optical zoom lens. The tilting screen and built in Wi-Fi will be appealing to many however, the use of a CCD sensor means that the...
Oct 2015

Date Released

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Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Image Stabilizer

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.

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Image Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Optical Zoom

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.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Display Diagonal

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.

GPS (satellite)

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.

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Weight

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.

Wi-Fi

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Review Analysis

Price

Reviewers of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 thought the price was excellent, and thought the Nikon Coolpix L340 price was very good.
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  • Possibly its low, bargain price…
    Photographyblog.com - December 2015
  • Great value and easy to use, she's very happy…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • Doesn't cost a fortune, good quality pictures…
    Matthew Moss - February 2016
  • Good affordable camera…
    Alan - February 2016
  • Amazing for the price…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • Great Value…
  • Excellent budget camera…
    ShinsFortress - November 2015
  • As good as one should expect and good value when under a hundred pounds…
    ShinsFortress - November 2015
  • Size, weight, features are all good for a budget camera like this…
    ShinsFortress - November 2015
  • Very good value for money…
    JOHNO - December 2015
  • Great value…
  • For the price this camera is perfect…
    M@ - January 2016
  • And the price was perfect, too!
    Uncle Lenny - February 2016
  • Couldn't believe the $ price…
    SpaceMom428 - January 2016
  • # Good monetary value…
    Siam - January 2016
  • Nice camera for the price…
    JRH13 - December 2015
  • Unbeatable price for this super camera ! Nothing else on the market comes within 100 yards from it!
    Alpine - December 2015
  • Good deal for the money…
    CkT - January 2016
  • At the clearance price it was a steal! Great starter camera as well…
    AustinTexan - February 2016
  • Decent for original price…
    Binovangelist - January 2016
  • Size and Weight

    For both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 and the Nikon Coolpix L340 people mentioned that the size and weight was excellent.
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  • Only good thing is its easy to use and it's a good size and not too heavy…
    Angelique barrett - October 2015
  • Lightweight and so easy to function…
    Miss McLellan - January 2016
  • Stylish and Compact…
    Kirsty - November 2015
  • Brilliant piece of kit, Compact and Lightweight…
    Kirsty - November 2015
  • The strap means easy to carry and switches from one function to another easily…
    Beth - July 2015
  • The camera is delightfully small and lightweight…
    Amazoniac - May 2016
  • Good camera easy to use one handed if necessary nice size and not to heavy…
    Christine watkins - December 2015
  • Very impressive lightweight camera…
    Andy - August 2016
  • Compact and easy to hold…
    Dawn - May 2016
  • A more compact version of one we had already…
    C A Pawsey - February 2016
  • We have had other compact cameras…
    TwinkleT - January 2016
  • Easy to use compact camera that is great for travel…
    CameraQueen - June 2015
  • Ease of Use

    Reviews for the Nikon Coolpix L340 mention that ease of use was excellent, and reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 mention that ease of use was very good.
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  • Then cannot focus on anything! There are hardly any manual settings on the camera so it makes it very frustrating to use…
  • Really happy with this product, easy to use and produces amazingly good quality photos!
  • It is so easy to use, picture great…
    Stuart - May 2016
  • Easy to use camera for beginners like me…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • Easy to use and picture is perfect…
    Lynsey catley - August 2016
  • Great value and easy to use, she's very happy…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • Very easy to use…
    Matthew Moss - February 2016
  • Very easy to use at a really good rice…
  • Very easy to use and understand how to use…
    Amazon Customer - June 2016
  • Brilliant camera, was purchased for my son who is just getting into photography, he found it very easy to set up and use…
    LB - February 2016
  • Takes clear photos and easy to use…
    Rossergirl - January 2016
  • Easy to use compact camera that is great for travel…
    CameraQueen - June 2015
  • It's very easy to use for a no professional…
    Debra47 - January 2017
  • Pretty good settings this is the camera for you…
    Beth - February 2016
  • Product Quality

    Reviews for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 mention that product quality was very good, and reviews for the Nikon Coolpix L340 mention that product quality was good.
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  • She is disappointed with the quality of the picture especially on the…
    J M Watson - July 2016
  • She is disappointed with the quality of the picture especially on the display…
    J M Watson - July 2016
  • Really happy with this product, easy to use and produces amazingly good quality photos!
  • Bad quality photos…
    Angelique barrett - October 2015
  • Speedy delivery fantastic quality very pleased…
    Julie Delaney - May 2016
  • Doesn't cost a fortune, good quality pictures…
    Matthew Moss - February 2016
  • Not fit for purpose if you need a camera with a long zoom…
    Angelique barrett - October 2015
  • Good quality lens…
    Paul G. - March 2016
  • Amazing zoom and decent quality…
    Fluffy Bubble - November 2015
  • You will get much more shots from good quality rechargeable cells we have a lot around so use them…
    Amanda - September 2015
  • Nice quality images…
  • Videos are of great quality…
    K the great - February 2016
  • The camera is of a great quality especially for the price…
    K the great - February 2016
  • The picture quality is OK…
    Yak - April 2017
  • My camera phone is actually better quality…
    Green Epona - July 2017
  • Picture Quality

    People thought both the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 and the Nikon Coolpix L340 picture quality was good.
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  • Takes great pictures…
    Mrs Marie Pryke - April 2016
  • The camera is a comfortable size and takes fairly decent pictures providing you don't zoom in…
    Georgia Palmer - July 2016
  • Really happy with this product, easy to use and produces amazingly good quality photos!
  • Bad quality photos…
    Angelique barrett - October 2015
  • Bad points - zooming while shooting movies causes a second or so loss of focus…
    Ddc292 - June 2016
  • It is so easy to use, picture great…
    Stuart - May 2016
  • Easy to use and picture is perfect…
    Lynsey catley - August 2016
  • Slow shutter speed so photos are blurry…
    Angelique barrett - October 2015
  • Doesn't cost a fortune, good quality pictures…
    Matthew Moss - February 2016
  • When the camera was working correctly it took great photos…
  • Nice quality images…
  • The video and picture taking are great…
    LJB - December 2015
  • Takes clear photos and easy to use…
    Rossergirl - January 2016
  • The photos are very clear…
    K the great - February 2016
  • Takes good pictures, video, easy to operate…
    TwinkleT - January 2016
  • The picture quality is OK…
    Yak - April 2017
  • Shoots excellent video and nice photos…
    JRH13 - December 2015
  • Outside pictures were clear when taken in bright sunlight, grainy if taken in the shade…
    Ivyacres22 - June 2015
  • Does still take great pictures…
    R.C. Mills - July 2017
  • It's very easy to use for a no professional and produces great pictures…
    Debra47 - January 2017
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Camera Type
    compact
     compact
    compact
     compact
    compact
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    Megapixels 20.2MP
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    20.2MP
    BEST
    16MP
    Image Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
    Still Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Maximum Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Sensor Type
    CCD
     CCD
    CCD
     CCD
    CCD
     CCD
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG EXIF
     JPG
     EXIF
    JPG EXIF
     JPG
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    JPG EXIF
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    Total Megapixels 21.1MP
    BEST
    20.48MP 16.6MP
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     
     
     
    Lens System Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Optical Zoom 18x 28x
    BEST
    12x
    Digital Zoom 4x 4x 4x
    Minimum Aperture Number 3.8 3.1
    BEST
    3.1
    BEST
    Maximum Aperture Number 6.9
    BEST
    5.9 6.3
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 450mm 630mm
    BEST
    288mm
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 25mm 22.5mm
    BEST
    24mm
    Aspherical Lens Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 4
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
    Extra/Smart Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
    Lens Structure (elements/groups)
    Combined Zoom 72x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Diaphragm Blade Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 8
     
     
     
    Focusing Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    single Single Auto Focus
    centre weighted contrast detection
    Centre weighted Auto Focus Face detection
    Contrast Detection Auto Focus continuous
    Continuous Auto Focus
     single
     Single Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     contrast detection
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     Contrast Detection Auto Focus
     continuous
     Continuous Auto Focus
    single Single Auto Focus
    centre weighted contrast detection
    Centre weighted Auto Focus Face detection
    Contrast Detection Auto Focus continuous
    Continuous Auto Focus
     single
     Single Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     contrast detection
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     Contrast Detection Auto Focus
     continuous
     Continuous Auto Focus
    single Single Auto Focus
    centre weighted contrast detection
    Centre weighted Auto Focus Face detection
    Contrast Detection Auto Focus continuous
    Continuous Auto Focus
     single
     Single Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     contrast detection
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     Contrast Detection Auto Focus
     continuous
     Continuous Auto Focus
    Normal Focusing Range
    Macro Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Focus (AF) Points 9
    BEST
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Macro Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Normal Focusing Range (wide) 0.05m 0.5m
    BEST
    0.03m
    Normal Focusing Range (tele) 1m
    BEST
    1.5m 1.5m
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto 80/100/200/400/800/1600
     Auto
     80/100/200/400/800/1600
    Auto 80/100/200/400/800/1600
     Auto
     80/100/200/400/800/1600
    Auto 80/100/200/400/800/1600
     Auto
     80/100/200/400/800/1600
    Light Exposure Modes
    aperture priority Manual
    Aperture priority AE aperture priori
    AP M
    Auto
     aperture priority
     Manual
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     AP
     M
     Auto
    aperture priority Manual
    Aperture priority AE aperture priori
    AP M
    Auto
     aperture priority
     Manual
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     AP
     M
     Auto
    aperture priority Manual
    Aperture priority AE aperture priori
    AP M
    Auto
     aperture priority
     Manual
     Aperture priority AE
     aperture priori
     AP
     M
     Auto
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 3,200 1,600 6,400
    BEST
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 80
    BEST
    80
    BEST
    100
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Light Exposure Correction
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s 8s
    BEST
     
     
     
    Flash Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Flash Recharging Time 10s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Modes
    Auto Flash on
    Flash off Red-eye reduction
    Slow synchronization Forced off
     Auto
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Forced off
    Auto Flash on
    Flash off Red-eye reduction
    Slow synchronization Forced off
     Auto
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Forced off
    Auto Flash on
    Flash off Red-eye reduction
    Slow synchronization Forced off
     Auto
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Forced off
    Flash Range (tele)
    Flash Range (wide)
     
     
     
    Video Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1080 x 720 640 x 480
    1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1080 x 720
     640 x 480
     1280 x 720
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1080 x 720 640 x 480
    1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1080 x 720
     640 x 480
     1280 x 720
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    1080 x 720 640 x 480
    1280 x 720
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     1080 x 720
     640 x 480
     1280 x 720
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps 30fps 30fps
    Video Formats Supported
    MP4 MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
     MP4
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
    MP4 MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
     MP4
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
    MP4 MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
     MP4
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@30fps
    320×240@30fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     320×240@30fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@30fps
    320×240@30fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     320×240@30fps
    1920x1080@30fps 1280x720@30fps
    320×240@30fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     320×240@30fps
     
     
     
    Audio Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Audio System
    Mono
     Mono
    Mono
     Mono
    Mono
     Mono
    Audio Formats Supported
    AAC++ PCM
     AAC++
     PCM
    AAC++ PCM
     AAC++
     PCM
    AAC++ PCM
     AAC++
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 43MB 80MB
    BEST
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    Memory Slots 1 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Display Diagonal 3"
    BEST
    3"
    BEST
    2.7"
    Field of View 100% 100% 100%
    Display Resolution 922,000 Pixels
    BEST
    460,000 Pixels 460,000 Pixels
    Display
    TFT
     TFT
    TFT
     TFT
    TFT
     TFT
     
     
     
    Viewfinder Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    Viewfinder Type
    Not available
     Not available
    Not available
     Not available
    Not available
     Not available
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Nikon Coolpix L340 Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10
    White Balance
    Auto Tungsten
    Fluorescent Cloudy
    Daylight Custom modes
    Fluorescent H custom m
    cus Incandescent
    Flash Manual
    Shade Fluorescent L
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Custom modes
     Fluorescent H
     custom m
     cus
     Incandescent
     Flash
     Manual
     Shade
     Fluorescent L
    Auto Tungsten
    Fluorescent Cloudy
    Daylight Custom modes
    Fluorescent H custom m
    cus Incandescent
    Flash Manual
    Shade Fluorescent L
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Custom modes
     Fluorescent H
     custom m
     cus
     Incandescent
     Flash
     Manual
     Shade
     Fluorescent L
    Auto Tungsten
    Fluorescent Cloudy
    Daylight Custom modes
    Fluorescent H custom m
    cus Incandescent
    Flash Manual
    Shade Fluorescent L
     Auto
     Tungsten
     Fluorescent
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Custom modes
     Fluorescent H
     custom m
     cus
     Incandescent
     Flash
     Manual
     Shade
     Fluorescent L
    Shooting Modes
    Auto Program
    Scene
     Auto
     Program
     Scene
    Auto Program
    Scene
     Auto
     Program
     Scene
    Auto Program
    Scene
     Auto
     Program
     Scene
    Photo Effects
    Black&White Neutral
    Positive film Sepia
    Skin tones Vivid
    Skin
     Black&White
     Neutral
     Positive film
     Sepia
     Skin tones
     Vivid
     Skin
    Black&White Neutral
    Positive film Sepia
    Skin tones Vivid
    Skin
     Black&White
     Neutral
     Positive film
     Sepia
     Skin tones
     Vivid
     Skin
    Black&White Neutral
    Positive film Sepia
    Skin tones Vivid
    Skin
     Black&White
     Neutral
     Positive film
     Sepia
     Skin tones
     Vivid
     Skin
    Self-Timer Delay
    Maximum Playback Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Image Editing
    Resizing Crop
     Resizing
     Crop
    Resizing Crop
     Resizing
     Crop
    Resizing Crop
     Resizing
     Crop
    Camera File System
    DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
    DPOF Exif
    DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.3
     DPOF
     Exif
     DCF
    DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
    DPOF Exif
    DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.3
     DPOF
     Exif
     DCF
    DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
    DPOF Exif
    DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.3
     DPOF
     Exif
     DCF
    Camera Playback
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Single
    Thumbnails Thumbnail
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Single
     Thumbnails
     Thumbnail
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Single
    Thumbnails Thumbnail
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Single
     Thumbnails
     Thumbnail
    Movie Single image
    Slide show Single
    Thumbnails Thumbnail
     Movie
     Single image
     Slide show
     Single
     Thumbnails
     Thumbnail
    Playback Modes
    Slideshow Shuffle
    Rotation Normal
     Slideshow
     Shuffle
     Rotation
     Normal
    Slideshow Shuffle
    Rotation Normal
     Slideshow
     Shuffle
     Rotation
     Normal
    Slideshow Shuffle
    Rotation Normal
     Slideshow
     Shuffle
     Rotation
     Normal
    Scene Modes
    Snow Fireworks
    Night Night portrait
    Portrait Beach
    Close-up (macro) Dusk
    Dawn Landscape
    Night landscape Panorama
    Party (indoor) Sports
    Sunset Food
    Self-portrait Pet
     Snow
     Fireworks
     Night
     Night portrait
     Portrait
     Beach
     Close-up (macro)
     Dusk
     Dawn
     Landscape
     Night landscape
     Panorama
     Party (indoor)
     Sports
     Sunset
     Food
     Self-portrait
     Pet
    Snow Fireworks
    Night Night portrait
    Portrait Beach
    Close-up (macro) Dusk
    Dawn Landscape
    Night landscape Panorama
    Party (indoor) Sports
    Sunset Food
    Self-portrait Pet
     Snow
     Fireworks
     Night
     Night portrait
     Portrait
     Beach
     Close-up (macro)
     Dusk
     Dawn
     Landscape
     Night landscape
     Panorama
     Party (indoor)
     Sports
     Sunset
     Food
     Self-portrait
     Pet
    Snow Fireworks
    Night Night portrait
    Portrait Beach
    Close-up (macro) Dusk
    Dawn Landscape
    Night landscape Panorama
    Party (indoor) Sports
    Sunset Food
    Self-portrait Pet
     Snow
     Fireworks
     Night
     Night portrait
     Portrait
     Beach
     Close-up (macro)
     Dusk
     Dawn
     Landscape
     Night landscape
     Panorama
     Party (indoor)
     Sports
     Sunset
     Food
     Self-portrait
     Pet
    Languages Support
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    DAN DUT
    ARA GRE
    CZE UKR
    THA NOR
    RUS ENG
    FRE