The Coolpix P340 is Nikon's latest pocket enthusiast camera that now includes built-in Wi-Fi. It features a large 1/1.7", 12.2-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, full manual controls (P, S, A, M) and Raw image capture. The P340 has a versatile 5x (24-120mm equivalent) wide-angle to telephoto zoom range plus 10x Dynamic Fine Zoom and a fast F/1.8-F5.6 maximum aperture lens with Lens Shift VR image stabilization.
Nikon COOLPIX P340 Compact Camera
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- 12MP 1/1.7"-type BSI-CMOS sensor
- 24-120mm F1.8-5.6 equivalent lens with lens-shift VR (5x optical zoom)
- Up to 10 fps continuous shooting
- 3.0 inch LCD with 921,000 dots
- PSAM modes + auto and scene modes
- 1080/30p HD video (.MOV/H.264/MPEG-4)
- Raw and Raw+JPEG shooting
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- SD/SDHC/SDXC memory
|Max resolution||4000 x 3000|
|Image ratio w:h||4:3|
|Effective pixels||12 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||13 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1/1.7" (7.44 x 5.58 mm)|
|ISO||Auto 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000, 3200, 6400, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12,800 available when using P, S, A, or M mode), Hi 2 (equivalent to ISO 25,600 available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Optics & Focus|
|Focal length (equiv.)||24–120 mm|
|Maximum aperture||F1.8 - F5.6|
|Digital zoom||Yes (Up to 4x)|
|Normal focus range||30 cm (11.81″)|
|Macro focus range||2 cm (0.79″)|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Minimum shutter speed||60 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|Flash range||6.50 m|
|Continuous drive||10 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(at 1/3 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920x1080 (30p, 25p, 60i, 50i), 1280x720 (30p, 25p), 1920x1080 (15p, 12.5p), 640x480 (120p, 100p), 1280x720 (60p, 50p), 320x240 (240p, 200p), iFrame 720 (30p, 25p), 640x480 (30p, 25p)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL12 Lithium-Ion battery|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||220|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||194 g (0.43 lb / 6.84 oz)|
|Dimensions||103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″)|
Nikon P340 Outstanding Camera
This camera is better than the Canon S95 and the S120. I replaced my S95 with an S120 but returned it due to a battery problem when using video. I decided to try the Nikon P340 and I'm extremely impressed with this camera especially that it's $100 cheaper than the Canon S120. In my opinion after using the two camera's the Nikon delivers superior image quality. The sharpness, clarity, colors and the exposure of its photos(JPEG- I rarely shoot raw) is superior to the Canon S120. I also prefer ...
A good pocket camera
I have been looking for a quality pocket camera that would be convenient to carry. I like the build and size of this camera. I also like the buttons which I prefer to any touch controls. I find this camera has most everything I need in a pocket camera. I very much like the zoom range and decent lens speed if not exceptional. I have 1 large complaint about a camera at this price which is the lace of a AE lock function button which I use regularly with my 4/3 camera. I did not see any ...
Importing P340 *.NRW (raw) files into iPhoto not supported yet
On a recent trip to the national parks out west I decided to give raw a try with my new P340. While the jpegs imported fine, iPhoto told me that the *.NRW files were not supported. I found a list of supported cameras on the Apple website and they do support the P330, so I guess it's just a matter of time. The camera has been out for a couple of months now, so can anyone venture a guess about when support for the P340 NRW file will be supported? In the meantime any other tool worth trying out? RawTherapee has lots of sliders and adjustments. Any other recommended tools? Mac 10.8 Thanks, Mitch
There was a recent RAW Camera Conversion update to the Mac OSX. If you install that it might help. But there is also a utility called Adobe DNG Converter that might also be of use. You simply dump the contents of the camera into a folder and then allow this utility to convert the NFW files. Yes, Adobe Lightroom is useful as well. But you could also try Apple Aperture. I own and use both. Continue Reading
Need advise on my short list: rx100m2, p340, p7800
After asking several questions on these forums, (thank you to everyone who has helped so far) and loads of research, dp's buying guides, etc, I think I have narrowed my choice down to three. Can I trouble you for some advise, what your personal preference would be? I know that they aren't really all in the same class, but I want a camera that is smaller and easier to transport than my DSLR, has good IQ (particularly in low light) and good connectivity. I like the idea of controlling the camera via my smartphone over wifi, but I would also like to be able to do some time lapse photography as well. Budget is a concern, but I am willing to pay a little more for a good quality product that will last me for years. This will be my travel and outdoors/backcountry camera. Now to be honest, I'm still very inexperienced at photography and probably don't really know what I want. So, out of the three models below, can I get some votes on which one you would go with and why? Sony cyber Shot ...
Should I include the Cannon Powershot G16 in this list? Continue Reading
I would. But then I bought a G15 for the same sort of purpose. :-) I know that the G16 has various Wifi features, but can't say much about them. The Canon G cameras have good controls and pretty good image quality considering their sensor size. Their optical viewfinder is basic but I find it useful -- a VF rather than using the rear LCD was one of my criteria. All SOOC from my G15 ISO 1600 ISO 1600 ISO 6400 Something a bit close Continue Reading
As you know these are very different cameras, and yes, I would include the G16 and the Panasonic LF-1. You have to decide what's most important to you. Do you want the best low light performance? Then the RX100 II would be best. Do you want a longer zoom with still good low light performance? Then maybe a Nikon P7800 would be best. Do you want a viewfinder? Then a P7800, LF-1, or G16 would be best. The G16 and P7800 are a little big for compacts. The LF-1 is much smaller, has a 28-200 f/2-5.9 lens and an electronic viewfinder. We all have different needs and wants. That's why there is a demand for so many different cameras. I have both a P7800 and an LF-1. Both have a 28-200 lens and an electronic viewfinder but the P7800 lens is a little faster and it has a hot shoe for an accessary flash. The LF-1 is considerably smaller and fits in a shirt and most pants pockets where the P7800 needs a bigger pocket or a belt case. Photography is full of trade-offs. You may have to give up ... Continue Reading
Need a new fixed lens cam with certain features
I go to trade shows a number of times a year where items of various sizes (from small desktop items to large furniture sized items) are displayed in spaces ranging from small hotel rooms to hotel meeting rooms. I've been using a Canon G9 for many years and it's served me pretty well but I've since come to the conclusion I need some refinements in a camera I'd use. The first is a wider lens. I need to get to 24 or 26mm I think, for being able to get all of a cramped display of larger items when in a small hotel room. The next is I still need a reasonable long range to take care of meeting sized hotel rooms when I can't make my way to the front. I'm not sure 90mm would be enough, but I don't want to compromise image quality by going too far into the megazoom range. The 210mm end of the G9 is nice. Size is also important - pocketable in a large pocket or able to carry in a small belt case. As wide a maximum aperture as I can get, as large a sensor as I can get given the size. Excellent ...
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Hi. I´d recommend Sony RX100, but if it has short focal range for you, it´s unlucky... I´d also say that G1X II is not supposed to really have soft lens. Isn´t true in this class and camera specifications. If you are used for compact cams, it might happen than you end up with soft images if you want to shoot miracles right out of box, but it is camera which is not supposed to work like this. If you get that, it´s very, very good device to have :-) Continue Reading
Certainly look at the Sony RX100 MkII or MkIII. Also consider the Panasonic GM1 which comes with a 24-60mm equivalent lens but it is an interchangeable lens camera so you can fit longer lenses if you need to. Other possible small interchangeable lens cameras are the Nikon V3 or J4 and the Samsung NX Mini. Continue Reading
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