Nikon Coolpix L340 Camera - Black (20 MP, 28x Optical Zoom) 3-Inch LCD

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Nikon Coolpix L340 Camera - Black (20 MP, 28x Optical Zoom) 3-Inch LCD

Nikon Coolpix L340 Camera - Black (20 MP, 28x Optical Zoom) 3-Inch LCD

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The camera uses AA batteries, instead of Nikon’s more typical EN-EL batteries. With that, purchasing rechargeable batteries is a must to avoid any additional expenses and to ensure reliable battery performance. Display The camera’s onboard microphone only records in mono, which delivers less than ideal audio recordings. Typically, stereo microphones are preferred. Is this a good beginner camera? The Nikon COOLPIX L340 has a 28x optical zoom and a 2x digital zoom, with a minimum focal length of 22.5 millimeters and a maximum focal length of 630 millimeters (35mm film equiv). Unfortunately, it does not feature image stabilization technology. The camera's total number of megapixels amounts to 20.48 MP. For its size, it features a surprisingly large and textured grip, which creates both a comfortable yet, confident hold in hand. While not the smallest camera in this category, the added size goes to the benefit of providing better ergonomics than the competition. Nonetheless, the camera is still quite light, only weighing 430g with both battery and SD card installed. Niche Features/Extras The autofocus system used on this camera is contrast-detection only. These systems work great given enough light, but historically, they don’t provide good low light and video focusing performance. And, sadly, this camera falls victim to both. When shooting in low light environments, the camera struggles to find focus and often doesn’t. Overall, if you plan on shooting a lot in low light, focusing with this camera will be challenging for you. Battery Life

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Z 6/Z 7 firmware version 2 added Eye Detection Autofocus functionality as well as some other features. Firmware version 3 for the Z 6/Z 7 added Animal AF Detection. How do you update the firmware in the camera? While video quality in of itself is good, the camera only offers 720 HD videos up to 30 fps, not 1080p full HD. So, unfortunately, for those looking for a sharp and fully capable video camera, it’s a bit antiquated in its capabilities. Not only that, but videos immediately become noisy if the camera increases past ISO 800 when shooting in lower light. Low Light Capabilities The user interface and menus are straightforward. They function well to simplify navigating the camera when the need to alter its settings arises and are beginner-friendly. Physical Layout & Ergonomics The camera comes with a strap for the lens cap, although some may prefer to keep it separate as it does have a habit of dangling in the way - when shooting towards the ground for example. The lens offers image stabilization, which works quite well to ensure footage is stable, even at the lenses maximum zoom. Cons Video CapabilitiesThe autofocusing performance on this camera is good and responsive, given enough light. The camera even features face-detection, which works well to ensure faces are sharp, when in the frame. Battery Performance

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The 20.2 MP CCD sensor and EXPEED C2 image processor delivers clear details images with brilliant colors. The COOLPIX L340 features Best Shot Selector, which automatically assess your subject and shooting situation to optimize settings for the best results. It features a 3.0-inch TFT-LCD with 99% coverage of the image area and a resolution of 460K dots. The display has an anti-reflective coating and ample brightness for ease when composing outdoors in harsh sunlight. Overall, the display provides excellent color reproduction with a pleasant viewing experience in most circumstances. User Interface If you want to use the flash for your shots you can pop it up using the button to the side, and with its location directly above the lens you're unlikely to accidentally get your fingers in the way of this one.There is no inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity with the L330, but it is Eye-Fi compatible, meaning users can use Eye-Fi SD cards to create a Wi-Fi network for sharing images with smartphones and tablets. Build quality and handling The physical design is also quite simple and follows classic bridge camera design logic. However, the physical buttons featured are strategically placed and easily identifiable. And thankfully, Nikon hasn’t overcrowded the camera with any unnecessary buttons. Nikon COOLPIX L340 houses a high-performance NIKKOR 28x (22.5-630mm) wide-angle zoom lens lets you capture a variety of scenes from dynamic landscapes to people or animals distant away. The Optical Image Stabilization reduces camera shake to keep clear, steady shots at all times.

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It comes equipped with an impressively long zoom lens - with a 35mm equivalent of 22.5-585mm - which is claimed to be capable of focusing at a minimum distance of 1cm, perfect for macro shots. It also benefits from Nikon's high performance Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to keep images as stable and sharp as possible. Such an extensive zoom range makes the camera sufficiently capable of shooting anything from wide-angle group shots or landscapes to wildlife and macro photography. Overall, the images this combination produces, given adequate light, are relatively sharp with vibrant colors. Focusing Performance If you’re a beginner looking for a capable, compact camera, with a tight budget, this camera is worth considering. While it’s a minor upgrade over the predecessor, the increased zoom range and flexibility create a more versatile camera. It makes for an appealing option for those desiring a super-zoom camera with an affordable price tag.Firmware is the embedded software that a device such as a digital camera uses to control certain hardware functionality. Sound confusing? It really isn’t. It’s what helps a piece of hardware run. Cameras have firmware, as do computers and all sorts of consumer electronics devices. It features a 20.2MP CCD sensor and a fixed lens with image stabilization that offers a 22.5-630mm full-frame equivalent field of view. This lens delivers an impressive 28x optical zoom, which is further expandable by up to 4x using digital zoom. SanDisk Ultra 32GB Class 10 SDHC UHS-I Memory Card Is the Nikon Coolpix L340 a good camera for you? Manufacturers design products with the intention that there will be regular firmware updates. Updates to firmware can fix problems like bugs or provide users with added functionality and features or advanced compatibility with other products like lenses or new media card formats. Why should you update the firmware in the camera?

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It features in-camera editing functionality, which allows users to trim videos and apply effects, such as skin softening. Overall, while limited, it’s extraordinarily valuable for users who don’t already own computer-based editing software, but still want to customize their images. Other highlights include 3-inch LCD monitor, 720p HD video recording, scene modes and powered by AA batteries readily available almost anywhere.There are a couple of options for editing photos in camera , for instance, you can soften skin on photos taken with Portrait Mode. It's also possible to crop and rotate images. Please refer to the Nikon COOLPIX L340 PDF user manual P79 & P59 for the instructions of add/stop Data Stamp to the images. Press the "MENU" button -> Select the "Setup menu" icon (the last one) -> Date stamp -> change the setting to "Off" to turn off the Date stamp on the photos.

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