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 10.0 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

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 ...

Nick in Knox asked
2 months ago

ANSWERS

Should I include the Cannon Powershot G16 in this list? Continue Reading

Nick in Knox answered
2 months ago

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

AlbertInFrance answered
2 months ago

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

mgd43 answered
2 months ago

QUESTION

Sony DSC-HX50V/B VS Nikon P340

I've narrowed my purchase choice down to these two cameras, but can't decide which one to buy. Anybody care to push me one way, or the other? Thanks in advance!

16 hours ago

ANSWERS

QUESTION

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 ...

tony22 asked
2 months ago

ANSWERS

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II seems to me like the best, most sensible option. Continue Reading

Ido S answered
2 months ago

I kept looking around and digging through sites and posts. Last night I checked the Olympus refurb store (Olympus' own) and whaddya know they had XZ-10 refurbs for $159.00. For the price it seemed like a good way to go. So I picked one up. Not much in the way of formal reviews, and it does have a 1/2.3" sensor, but the info and opinions on it seem pretty positive. Good lens - bright, decent range. Good size. Good usability features. Continue Reading

tony22 answered
1 month ago

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

crashpc answered
2 months ago

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