Summary: Budget options aren't always that great. The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a few hundred dollars cheaper than many advanced compacts, yet offers some pretty speedy performance.
Pros: Good, sharp images, Bright lens, Front control ring, Compact size, Advanced options like multiple white balance settings, manual focus peaking and RAW, Fast burst mode and processing, Accurate autofocus, good macro performance, Well priced
Cons: No quick menu, some shortcuts missing, Auto ISO too conservative, Lens aperture is narrow at full zoom, Detectable noise when zooming during video
Summary: The Nikon Coolpix P340 is a premium compact camera very interesting. Its picture quality is definitely higher than the average pocket camera and although not reaching the top of its category (dominated by the firmly Sony RX100 and other models with sensor 1″ ), manages to offer very satisfactory.
Pros: Compact and functional design, Good image quality, Excellent level of command, bright lens f / 1.8, ND filter integrated Wi-Fi.
Cons: Maximum aperture at the telephoto position only f / 5.6, Limited battery life, Charging in-camera, Absent the GPS, Usability complicated for beginners.
Conclusion: The Nikon Coolpix P340 compact camera captures images with excellent detail and shoots Raw, but performance issues hold it back.
Pros: Sharp, wide-aperture lens. Low-noise, high-ISO images. Raw shooting support. Excellent control layout. Sharp rear display. In-lens ND filter. Very small for a 1/1.7-inch sensor camera. 10.4fps burst shooting. 1080i60 video capture.
Cons: Slow to recover after bursts. Noticeable distortion in Raw format. Finicky Power button. In-camera battery charging. Inconsistent Wi-Fi performance.
Summary: Nikon’s Coolpix straddles the entry level and semi-pro spaces with inbuilt RAW capability and a decent f/1.8 12.2MP shooting capability. The Nikon Coolpix P340 sits in an interesting space in the current camera market.
Summary: The new Nikon Coolpix P340 is a rather modest upgrade of last year's P330 model, principally adding built-in wi-fi connectivity, faster auto-focusing, a lens control ring, and longer shutter speeds for night photography.
Conclusion: Despite it only adding Wi-Fi and a handful of speed and software improvements compared to its 2013 predecessor the Coolpix P340 adds up to a more rounded experience than before. It's a camera building from already solid foundations.
Pros: Close-up macro mode, raw capture, fair price, versatile lens, faster autofocus and improvements compared to predecessor, password-free Wi-Fi option
Cons: Autofocus accuracy, still slow menus, no quick access menu, rear thumbwheel seems a bit pointless, no touchscreen, Wi-Fi app is simplistic and could be improved