Nikon COOLPIX P340 Compact Camera

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.

Specs

Body type
Body type Compact
Sensor
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)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Image
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
Image stabilization Optical
Uncompressed format RAW
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24–120 mm
Optical zoom 5×
Maximum aperture F1.8 - F5.6
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (Up to 4x)
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 30 cm (11.81)
Macro focus range 2 cm (0.79)
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3
Screen dots 921,000
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 60 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
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)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Spot AF-area
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing No
Videography features
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)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage included 56MB
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Wireless Built-In
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
GPS None

Reviews

User Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Cgoor, May 31, 2014 GMT:
    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 ...

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  • SLOOPB, Jun 23, 2014 GMT:
    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 ...

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Questions & Answers

QUESTION

Nikon P340

Hi Need opinion on the nikon p340

Smitanaren asked
5 months ago

ANSWERS

It's a bit early; no full reviews are out yet. It appears the P340 is little changed from the P330, which is not a good sign. There's a first impressions review on this site . B&H does show the camera as "in stock." Continue Reading

John McCormack answered
5 months ago

QUESTION

Flash

I've always been a Canon G-Series user. One of the great things is the flash mount. Is there any chance a remote flash could be used with the P340?

Buzzwami asked
5 months ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

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

mb77 asked
1 day ago

ANSWERS

Warranty Information

"No registration or "warranty" card is included or needed with a Nikon D-SLR or Coolpix camera. Keep your original, dated proof of purchase from the Authorized Nikon Inc. dealer in case warranty service is ever needed. These products do include either a mail-in form or a paper with a web link to our registration page:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/product_registration
It's advised to register your product with Nikon so that we can send you information about future updates or service issues that may arise.


Nikkor lenses come with a standard one year warranty and Nikon Inc. lenses sold by authorized Nikon Inc. dealers will have a Nikon Inc. Five Year Extension. To register for the five year extension, one copy of the included form must be mailed in as indicated. Keep the Customer copy of the form as well as the original proof of purchase (sales receipt)."


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