Actually, I'm surprised it's taken this long. Based on the success of the Canon S series (the latest model is the PowerShot S120), it was only a matter of time before Nikon produced a worthy competitor. With the announcement of the Nikon COOLPIX P340, that day has come.
Headline features include:
- 12.2 MP 1/1.7" CMOS sensor
- 5x NIKKOR zoom lens (24-120mm)
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 3.0" LCD rear screen (921,000 pixels)
- Continuous shooting up to 10fps
- Full manual exposure control
- Full HD 1080p videos with stereo sound
- Bundled Nikon ViewNX 2 Software
- 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.3" and weighs 6.4 ounces
- Price $377 US
The price comes in $20 less than the Canon S120. Many of the specs are similar. How the WiFi is implemented is important. I think Canon's Camera Window app for iOS is quite good. And of course, image quality is a big factor too! Will keep you posted here.
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