Canon ELPH 340 HS overview
Canon ELPH 340 HS is Canon's Ultracompact camera initially released on January of 2014. The camera features a 16MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456. The camera is known as "IXUS 265 HS" in certain countries.
The ELPH 340 HS places at #18 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all around #681 out of 1436 for cameras in our database. Remember to look at our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.
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Canon ELPH 340 HS family
The Canon ELPH 340 HS is part of a family of products. You can read the full list below.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Gallery
You can view the ELPH 340 HS from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of advantages and disadvantages of the Canon ELPH 340 HS based on features that are normally viewed as important in a camera.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Sensor features
The Canon ELPH 340 HS is powered by the DIGIC 4+ chip. The sensor size in the Canon ELPH 340 HS is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW photos are not supported so you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below illustrates the ELPH 340 HS's sensor size compared to other common sizes. The ELPH 340 HS sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon ELPH 340 HS dimensions
Canon ELPH 340 HS is 0.32 lb (147g or 5.19 oz) and the overall size of the camera is 100mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.9" x 2.3" x 0.9"). The weight of normal Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Canon ELPH 340 HS is heavier than various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The following is a pic of the Canon ELPH 340 HS alongside a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the ELPH 340 HS.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Lens features
The ELPH 340 HS is equipped with an inbuilt lens with a focal range of 25-300mm making it a 12.0 x zoom which won't be ideal but it would certainly be handy in certain situations.
At it's widest 25mm, the lens will have an aperture of f3.6 which will be kind of sluggish and not the best in low light events and you may find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You will also have to up your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. With the long end, 300mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f7.0 making it very sluggish and you may have to apply slow shutter speeds.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Connectivity
The ELPH 340 HS has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy photos and usually change settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Video features
The maximum video quality in the Canon ELPH 340 HS is 1920 x 1280 and it can save in H.264 format. 1280p quality delivers a great balance between quality vs file size but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to crop. The body doesn't feature a mic and / or headphone jack so you get zero control over your sound. It is probably best to look into another camera if you require decent sound in your video clips.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing on the Canon ELPH 340 HS so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty conditions.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Display and Viewfinder
The Canon ELPH 340 HS features a 3" fixed screen with a resolution of 461k dots.
Please be aware that the screen offers no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon ELPH 340 HS are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very useful during bright outdoor conditions which will make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Shutter features
Canon ELPH 340 HS can shoot continuously at 4.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon ELPH 340 HS boasts just integrated flash lacking external flash ability.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Autofocusing features
Canon ELPH 340 HS boasts only Contrast Based Autofocus and doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be handy for taking photos of people.
The AF system features 9 focus points to select from. Canon ELPH 340 HS supports manual focusing if required during low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Battery life
The battery (NB-11LH) on the Canon ELPH 340 HS is fashioned to last for 190 photos according to the CIPA specifications making it less than its competitors. The general Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the highest possible (320) battery life within this group of cameras.
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Canon ELPH 340 HS for varying categories of photography
The following chart indicates a analysis of the Canon ELPH 340 HS for varying categories of photography. To see more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Portrait photography details
The Canon ELPH 340 HS gets a points tally of 41 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really very good for portraits. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support & capability to utilize off-camera flash.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Street photography features
Coming in at a reasonable rating of 56, the Canon ELPH 340 HS is somewhat appropriate for street photography. A very good street photography camera has a fine balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Canon ELPH 340 HS
A dreadful sports photography rating of 34 indicates the Canon ELPH 340 HS is not really very good for taking photos of sports. A camera should have excellent autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Travel photography factors
Size is extremely important when choosing a travel camera. In general, the Canon ELPH 340 HS gets a very good 63 as a travel camera which is a very decent pick for your travels.
Landscape photography with Canon ELPH 340 HS
In case you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Canon ELPH 340 HS with it's average rating of 46 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate within the current marketplace.
Canon ELPH 340 HS as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon ELPH 340 HS is not really very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a dreadful rating of 33.
Canon ELPH 340 HS Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the ELPH 340 HS, below is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall within the family of Ultracompact.
The chart down below provides you an overview of the ELPH 340 HS versus it's highest scored competitors shown earlier.
Following are several cameras you may see as alternatives. To read a complete comparison, just click on the "compare" link.