Move Over Canon S120 - Nikon Announces the Coolpix P340


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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