Nikon P340 overview
Nikon P340 is Nikon's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first announced on February of 2014. It comes with a 12 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/1.7" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The P340 ranks at #18 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all around #554 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can use our Smart camera finder to get camera rankings based on your customized requirements.
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Nikon P340 history
The Nikon P340 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can identify all older and the latest models alongside key specifications.
Nikon P340 Gallery
You can check the P340 from various angles in the gallery here.
Nikon P340 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of advantages and drawbacks of the Nikon P340 based on factors that are generally seen as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon P340 Sensor info
The size of the sensor in the Nikon P340 is 7.44mm x 5.58mm (1/1.7"). The 42 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3. The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is superior than digital stabilization as the latter might lead to cropping.Panasonic Set to Launch New Entry-Level and High-End L Mount Gear
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 12 megapixels and gives a standard ISO range of 80 - 6400. This ISO can be widened electronically to a high of 12800. RAW format is saved so you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the P340's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The P340 sensor has a crop factor of 4.8 and is displayed in green.Hasselblad introduces XCD 4/28P - The Compact Wide Lens for Street Photography
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Nikon P340 dimensions
Nikon P340 weighs in at 0.43 pounds (194 grams or 6.84 ounces) & the measurement of the camera is 103mm x 58mm x 32mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Nikon P340 is heavier when compared to other rivals.$12k fine levied on photographer for using own photos
The following is a visual of the Nikon P340 alongside a soda to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the P340.
Nikon P340 Lens info
The P340 is equipped with a fixed lens featuring a focal range of 24-120mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which is definitely not exceptional nevertheless it might be useful in certain cases.
At the widest 24mm, the lens features an aperture of f1.8 and that is fantastic for low light events and capturing good bokeh. It is going to also allow you to set a much lower ISO to have better images. Towards the tele end, 120mm comes with f5.6 making it pretty sluggish and you would need to utilize slower shutter speeds.
Nikon P340 Connectivity
The P340 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth support are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can send images and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. The majority of cameras will allow you to charge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon P340 Video info
The highest video resolution in the Nikon P340 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in video quality vs file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone socket so you get little control over the sound. It is probably best to look at another camera in case you require decent sound for your videos.
Nikon P340 Weather Sealing
Nikon P340 doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions could ruin the camera.
Nikon P340 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon P340 comes with a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 921k dots.
Please note that the screen has no touch support.Panasonic Set to Launch New Entry-Level and High-End L Mount Gear
The View Finder specifications for Nikon P340 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial in bright outdoor situations which can easily make the camera screen washed out and difficult to see.
Nikon P340 Shutter info
Nikon P340 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Nikon P340 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon P340 features only built-in flash without external flash ability.
Nikon P340 Autofocus info
Nikon P340 features just Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more faster and exact when compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detection which makes it valuable for portraits.
It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for subjects that move. Nikon P340 has got manual focusing when needed in low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Nikon P340 Battery life
The battery power (EN-EL12) on the Nikon P340 is designed to last for 220 photographs with respect to the CIPA measurements which is on par with it's rivals. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
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Nikon P340 for different styles of photography
The following graph provides a analysis of the Nikon P340 for different styles of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section below.
Nikon P340 Portrait photography info
The Nikon P340 has a rating of 42 which is subpar, and means the camera is simply not appropriate to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files in addition to the ability to utilize external flash.
Nikon P340 as a Street photography camera
Getting a nice rating of 65, the Nikon P340 is a fine pick to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera features a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon P340 Sports photography information
A subpar sports photography points total of 39 indicates the Nikon P340 is simply not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have good autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Nikon P340 Travel photography factors
Size is really critical when choosing a camera for travel. All things considered, the Nikon P340 gets a above average 64 as a travelling camera which is a good choice to take on your trips.
Nikon P340 Landscape photography factors
For anyone who is looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Nikon P340 with it's modest grade of 54 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate amongst its competitors.
Nikon P340 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Nikon P340 is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it delivers a subpar score of 36.
Nikon P340 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the P340, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
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