• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 340 HS advantages over Olympus SP-100

  • Less expensive
    $199 vs $450
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 133 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 589g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SP-100 advantages over Canon 340 HS

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Canon 340 HS
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $500
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Nikon S5300

Canon 340 HS
Nikon S5300
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Shoots 60p video
Olympus SP-100
Nikon S5300
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Canon 340 HS
Fujifilm S9800
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thinner
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Olympus SP-100
Fujifilm S9800
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Longer exposure
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon 340 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Olympus SP-100
Canon 350 HS
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Canon 340 HS
Canon 360 HS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • HDMI out
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
Olympus SP-100
Canon 360 HS
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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