Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix P340 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix P340 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Nikon Coolpix P340: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P340

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f1.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 103 x 58.1 x 32mm³ (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3")
  • 356g (11.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix P340

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Coolpix P340: The sensors

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II features a 1" sized sensor, while the Coolpix P340 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is a lot larger than the Coolpix P340's chip at 42mm² (0.07 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix P340 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P340

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.10
Auto Focus points (4)311
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)240220
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
356g
(11.5 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, that the display has a higher resolution and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Coolpix P340.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 29 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix P340

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P340

Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
191cm³
(12 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix P340 are that the camera is faster and the more compact size.

Yields 6 points for the Coolpix P340.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Coolpix P340

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Nikon Coolpix P340 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Coolpix P340

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P340, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P340, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P340, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Coolpix P340, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Nikon Coolpix P340

29
6

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II as better choice.

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