As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Nikon Coolpix P340 is also often compared to travel zooms, digicams and mirrorless. The Nikon Coolpix P340's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P7000 and the Coolpix A900) and Olympus (such as the SZ-31MR and the XZ-2 iHS)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P340 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (february 2014 vs march 2013) and slightly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 330 shots), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), doesn't have a built-in GPS and doesn't support an external flash.

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the P7000 (vs the P340)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 350 shots vs 220 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the P7000 (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the P7000 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330
1 year older

Significant advantages of the P330 (vs the P340)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P330 (vs the P340)

  • None found

common strengths of the P330 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the P340)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the P340)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the XQ2 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P310

Nikon Coolpix P310
2 years older
$451

Significant advantages of the P310 (vs the P340)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P310 (vs the P340)

  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the P310 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the P340)

  • Significantly larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 220 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the P340)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $328.46

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
2 years newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the P340)

  • Significantly larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 12 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the P340)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $328.46

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P340 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.9), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is thicker (1.3" vs 0.9") and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix P3

Nikon Coolpix P3
8 years older

Significant advantages of the P3 (vs the P340)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P3 (vs the P340)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 110k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the P3 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
5 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the P340)

  • Waterproof
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the P340)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DMC-TS1 and P340

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400
1 year older
$260

Significant advantages of the A1400 (vs the P340)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A1400 (vs the P340)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the A1400 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the P340)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ2 (vs the P340)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 85k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-LZ2 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS

Canon PowerShot SD960 IS
5 years older
$312

Significant advantages of the SD960 IS (vs the P340)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SD960 IS (vs the P340)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the SD960 IS and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm FinePix A820

Fujifilm FinePix A820
7 years older

Significant advantages of the A820 (vs the P340)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A820 (vs the P340)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A820 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.9 vs f/1.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P340 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.6 MP) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly shorter battery life (220 shots vs 295 shots) and is older (february 2014 vs february 2015).

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
2 years older
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the P340)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Inexpensive: $341.19 vs $328.46

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the P340)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 220 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and P340

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $328.46

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
2 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the P340)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 295 shots vs 220 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and P340

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $328.46

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
similar age
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the P340)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and P340

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $328.46

Panasonic Lumix ZS19

Panasonic Lumix ZS19
2 years older

Significant advantages of the ZS19 (vs the P340)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS19 (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 15 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the ZS19 and P340

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
1 year newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the P340)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 300 shots vs 220 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the P340)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/1.8
  • Much shorter max exposures: 8 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the S9900 and P340

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P340 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 114k dots) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G7

Canon PowerShot G7
7 years older
$553

Significant advantages of the G7 (vs the P340)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G7 (vs the P340)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the G7 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX1

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FX1 (vs the P340)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FX1 (vs the P340)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the DMC-FX1 and P340

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 194 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon P340 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2014 vs september 2011), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is slightly lighter (194 g vs 418 g).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records less high-speed movies (240 fps vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
1 year older
$199 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the P340)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the P340)

  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the J3 and P340

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 194 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
10 months older
$668 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the P340)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF6 (vs the P340)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • Significantly heavier: 418 g vs 194 g

common strengths of the DMC-GF6 and P340

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×65×38 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.3"

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
2 years older
$832 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the P340)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the P340)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the J1 and P340

  • Extremely high speed movies: 1,200 fps vs 240 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (103×58×32 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 1.3"