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Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) Reviews

Compact Digital Camera

  • 12x Optical Zoom helps ensure outstanding optical performance and versatility.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices, select social networking sites and your Wi-Fi enabled computer, and lets you remotely shoot using your smartphone or tablet.
  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor creates the Canon HS SYSTEM, which helps provide excellent low-light performance.
  • Creative Shot mode uses composition, color and lighting from your original image to create unique images with an artistic flair.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations.

Slim and sleek with style to spare, the new PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera is a creative force to be reckoned with. Its powerful 12x Optical Zoom puts you into the action from anywhere, ready to capture with the quality only Canon optics can deliver. Built-in Wi-Fi means you”re always connected to your world, transferring images and video directly to popular social networking sites, mobile devices and your computer.

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  1. Richard C. Byrd

    June 27, 2014 at 11:05 am

    63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    HQ User Friendly Camera, March 23, 2014
    Richard C. Byrd (CA, USA) –

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    Very User friendly camera for beginners. Purchased for $199. It is a 16mp camera with 1080p video. It has a good sensor and lens, so it produces high quality images. The lens and sensor matter more than the megapixel count. I have an old KODAK easyshare C653 6.1mp camera that takes better pictures than a Samsung PL120 14.2mp for that reason. For video, I prefer using the 720p setting so the battery lasts longer, and it is still very good quality. It has Wi-Fi, so you can transfer your videos and pictures to your pc that way, or directly to Facebook if you have an internet connection. I prefer to just put the memory card in the pc myself and copy & paste to the destination I want. The default auto settings seem to work very well, but there are other settings and features once you get more familiar with the camera.
    It has the usual delay mode for setting the camera down to tae group pictures with the photographer. The timer can be custom set up to a 30 second delay if you want, and up to 10 pictures can be taken before setting it again. Or you can use a feature that when it detects a smile, or wink, it will take a picture.
    There is less than 1 second delay after taking a picture until the still image is off the screen and you can tae another picture.
    The 12x optical zoom works great and can make high quality 8×10 photos. The 24x digital zoom is good too and works good with 5×7, but I haven’t tried it for 8×10 yet. The 48x digital zoom is ok, but does lose some quality.
    Video: It can use the 12x optical zoom for video, and unlike some other cameras, with the Canon Powershot ELPH 340 HS, you CAN zoom in and out while recording video. The microphone is located in the front of the camera too, so your fingers don’t cover it.


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  2. Gi Fine

    June 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

    42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Convenient Feature Camera while on the Go, March 28, 2014
    Gi Fine (Arlington,Va) –

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    This review is from: Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS 16MP Digital Camera (Black) (Electronics)
    I purchased this to use at times I didn’t/couldn’t lug around my T3i with me; also, it’s replacing my SD1400is (2010). So far I am pleased with the quality and abundance of features that are packed into this camera!

    Nice image quality
    Fast focus
    Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities
    Smooth/great quality HD filming

    The body is pretty light, I like/am used to heavier frames. I miss the cold aluminum sturdiness of the SD1400is.
    It doesn’t come with a usb cord – I’m sure by now you may have an extra mini usb cord (top hat) laying around but it would’ve been nice.
    LCD can be a bit grainy at times.

    Canon went with the new Digic 4+ processor for the ELPH 340 – think of it as a happy medium between Digic 4 and 5 but optimized. I haven’t had any issues with speed or lag. The camera responds promptly every time. As far as battery life, I will report back after a day of shooting images. Either way I still would recommend you purchase a back up battery just in case.

    The initial set up was quick and painless. I would love if they added the ability to include copyright info within the camera but this can be done in Photoshop in a click – it would still be nice to have. The Wi-Fi was surprisingly responsive and I ran into no trouble with setting it up with my router, phone or PC. This camera also has NFC for even easier connections.

    In my test videos, I was impressed with the image stability the most – this would make a great vlogging companion. The screen has a small amount of grain during playback but remember this is for review. Once imported into my computer the HD video looked great.

    You must try out the Canon CW app in tandem with the camera. This app has remote shutter, the ability to share/browse pictures, remote shut off, and more! Even if you don’t plan on using it, give it a try. I used it with the Android app. Though there is a slight delay, but it isn’t off putting.

    All in all I am happy with my purchase and plan to use this for a long time. I will upload pictures into the customer photo section as soon as I can!

    I have added a couple images to the customer section. I am having a great time working with this camera.


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