• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Canon 340 HS advantages over Panasonic CM1

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    300 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    147g vs 204g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Panasonic CM1 advantages over Canon 340 HS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.8 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • More dots on screen
    6221k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

Buy From

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm T550

Canon 340 HS
Fujifilm T550
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
Panasonic CM1
Fujifilm T550
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $160
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Panasonic CM1
Nikon S5300
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $210
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 170 IS

Canon 340 HS
Canon 170 IS
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
Panasonic CM1
Canon 170 IS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic CM1
Canon 350 HS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $198
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach

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
Panasonic CM1
Canon 360 HS
  • $549
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Compare Other Cameras?