LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon P340 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
P340 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 (Compare) or Fujifilm X30 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon P340 can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately P340 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon P340 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system.
Nikon P340 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon P340, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,50i,30p,25p fps and save in MPEG-4 and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Nikon P340 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
P340 also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 240 fps for ultra slow motion videos. P340 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Nikon P340 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7800 or Fujifilm X30 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity feature, Nikon P340 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect P340 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Nikon P340 is powered by EN-EL12 battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 253 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Small Sensor Compact Cameras
Fujifilm X30 with its 470shots is the model with longest battery life among Small Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon P340 vs Fujifilm X30 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon P340 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon P340 is $379.95