Nikon Coolpix P340 Review

4.5
April 3, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Number of effective pixels 12.2 million
Image sensor 1/1.7-in. type CMOS; approx. 12.76 million total pixels
Lens NIKKOR lens with 5x optical zoom
Focal length 5.1-25.5 mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 24-120 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
f/-number f/1.8-5.6
Lens construction 7 elements in 6 groups
Digital zoom magnification Up to 4x (angle of view equivalent to that of approx. 480 mm lens in 35mm [135] format)
Vibration reduction Lens shift
Motion blur reduction Motion detection (still pictures)
Autofocus (AF) Contrast-detect AF
Focus range [W]: Approx. 30 cm (1 ft) to infinity, [T]: Approx. 50 cm (1 ft 8 in.) to infinity. Macro close-up mode: Approx. 2 cm (0.8 in.) (at a wide-angle zoom position) to infinity. (All distances measured from center of front surface of lens)
Focus-area selection Target finding AF, face priority, manual (spot), manual (normal), manual (wide), subject tracking
Monitor 7.5 cm (3-in.), approx. 921k-dot (RGBW), wide viewing angle TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating and 6-level brightness adjustment
Frame coverage (shooting mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Frame coverage (playback mode) Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical (compared to actual picture)
Media Internal memory (approx. 56 MB), SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
File system DCF, Exif 2.3 and DPOF compliant
File formats Still pictures: JPEG, RAW (NRW) (Nikon's own format). Sound files (voice memo): WAV. Movies: MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)
Image size (pixels) 12M [4000 x 3000]. 8M [3264 x 2448]. 4M [2272 x 1704]. 2M [1600 x 1200]. VGA [640 x 480]. 16:9 9M [3968 x 2232]. 16:9 2M [1920 x 1080]. 3:2 [3984 x 2656]. 1:1 [3000 x 3000]
Shooting Modes Auto, Scene (Scene auto selector, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum , Fireworks show, Black and white copy, Backlighting, Easy panorama, Pet portrait), Special Effects, P, S, A, M, User settings
Continuous Shooting Single (default setting), Continuous H (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 10 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 10), Continuous L (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 1 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is about 200), Pre-shooting cache (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 15 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 20, including a maximum of 5 frames captured in the pre-shooting cache), Continuous H:120 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 120 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), Continuous H:60 fps (the frame rate for continuous shooting is about 60 fps and the maximum number of continuous shots is 60), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16, Intvl timer shooting
Movie 1080/30p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/25p (default setting): 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/60i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 1080/50i: 1920 x 1080/16:9, 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/30p: 1280 x 720/16:9, iFrame 720/25p: 1280 x 720/16:9, 480/30p: 640 x 480/4:3, 480/25p: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 480/4x: 640 x 480/4:3, HS 720/2x: 1280 x 720/16:9, HS 1080/0.5x: 1920 x 1080/16:9
ISO sensitivity (Standard output sensitivity) ISO 80-3200. ISO 6400, Hi 1 (equivalent to ISO 12800) (available when using P, S, A or M mode). Hi 2 (equivalent to ISO 25600) (available when using High ISO monochrome in special effects mode)
Exposure metering mode Matrix, center-weighted, or spot
Exposure control Programmed auto exposure with flexible program, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto, manual, exposure bracketing enabled, exposure compensation (-2.0 EV - +2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV) enabled
Shutter Mechanical and CMOS electronic shutter
Shutter speed 1/2000-1 s. 1/2000-60 s (when ISO sensitivity is set to 80-400 in M mode). 1/4000 s (maximum speed during high-speed continuous shooting)
Aperture Electronically-controlled 7-blade iris diaphragm
Aperture range 14 steps of 1/3 EV (W) (A, M mode)
Self-timer Can be selected from 10 s and 2 s
Flash range (approx.) (ISO sensitivity: Auto) [W]: 0.5-6.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-21 ft). [T]: 0.5-2.5 m (1 ft 8 in.-8 ft 2 in.)
Flash control TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes
Flash exposure compensation In steps of 1/3 EV in the range between -2 and +2 EV
Interface Hi-Speed USB equivalent
Data Transfer Protocol MTP, PTP
HDMI output Can be selected from Auto, 480p, 720p, and 1080i
I/O terminal Micro-USB connector. HDMI micro connector (Type D) (HDMI output)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards IEEE 802.11b/g (standard wireless LAN protocol). ARIB STD-T66 (standard for low power data communication systems)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) communications protocols IEEE 802.11b: DBPSK/DQPSK/CCK. IEEE 802.11g: OFDM
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) range (line of sight) Approx. 10 m (11 yd)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency 2412-2462 MHz (1-11 channels)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security OPEN/WPA2
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) access protocols CSMA/CA
Supported languages Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Power sources One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12 (included). AC Adapter EH-62F (available separately)
Charging time Approx. 1 h 50 min (when using Charging AC Adapter EH-71P and when no charge remains)
Battery life¹ Approx. 220 shots when using EN-EL12
Movie recording (actual battery life for recording)² Approx. 50 min when using EN-EL12
Tripod socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 103.0 x 58.3 x 32.0 mm (4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3 in.) (excluding projections)
Weight Approx. 194 g (6.9 oz) (including battery and SD memory card)
Temperature 0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Humidity 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories Camera Strap, Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL12, Charging AC Adapter EH-71P, USB Cable UC-E21, ViewNX 2 CD

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