• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P300 advantages over Canon A3400 IS

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 240 vs 180 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    3200 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon A3400 IS advantages over Nikon P300

  • Less expensive
    $180 vs $330 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    21 mm vs 32 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 189g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon P310

Nikon P300
Nikon P310
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon A3400 IS
Nikon P310
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $169
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon A2400 IS

Nikon P300
Canon A2400 IS
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon A3400 IS
Canon A2400 IS
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $124
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon A2300

Nikon P300
Canon A2300
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon A3400 IS
Canon A2300
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Nikon P300
Fujifilm XF1
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon A3400 IS
Fujifilm XF1
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
  • $375
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Nikon P300
Olympus XZ-10
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
Canon A3400 IS
Olympus XZ-10
  • $93
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
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