Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

16MP, 1/2.3'' CMOS, 4:3, 4608 x 3456, 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, 12x, 3'' TFT, SD/SDHC/SDXC, NTSC/PAL, Violet

Manufacturer
Canon
SKU
9344B001
13-01-2014
Style that Connects
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. You can also shoot remotely with a compatible smartphone or tablet to easily capture group photos, and connect wirelessly to a compatible Android™ device with a simple touch using built-in NFC (Near Field Communication). The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has Creative Shot mode, so you can discover the fun of creating artistic photos that are as unique as you are. The high-resolution 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combines with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor to create the Canon HS SYSTEM, giving you impressive image quality in all situations, including low light. And with advanced features like 1080p Full HD video in MP4 format, Hybrid Auto and Smart AUTO that recognizes 32 predefined scenes, the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS captures the excitement of your everyday life with style.

12x Optical Zoom
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS features a 12x Optical Zoom so spectacular shots are within your reach. You'll love the flexibility it gives you when shooting with an amazing range of 25–300mm (35mm equivalent) in a slim, compact camera. Plus, the Wide-Angle lens captures expansive image in every shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more all benefit from the extra width. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images are assured to be bright and clear.

Built-in Wi-Fi® makes sharing quick and easy
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi® technology for on-the-go convenience when you want to share your photos and videos, keeping friends and family up to date as events unfold in real time. The camera can connect directly to both iOS® and Android™ devices, and upload images via the free Canon CameraWindow app without a computer. Easily post your images to social networking and media sites – Facebook®, Twitter®, YouTube™, Flickr® and now Google Drive™ – through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# or save them to the online photo album to share anytime, anywhere. You can share your images with everyone or to selected groups, and even add comments. Sharing video is also easy with the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS, which records video in the easy-to-share MP4 format. The built-in Wi-Fi® technology on the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS also allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi® equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer.

One-touch connection to your mobile device or computer is made possible on the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS with the camera's dedicated Mobile Device Connect Button. You can choose to transfer images to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing with the CameraWindow app, or to your computer on the same network with Image Sync to make saving and organizing your images easier. When the camera finds a linked computer on the same wireless network, images are sent directly to it. Otherwise, images are temporarily stored on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# then transferred once a connection is made, eliminating the need for cables.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) for easier Wi-Fi® connectivity
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, eliminating the need to find and open the Canon CameraWindow app on your mobile device. Simply touch the NFC icon on your camera to your compatible Android device, and the CameraWindow app will launch automatically for quick, easy sharing of your images. Built-in NFC technology also makes it simpler to install the app. If the app hasn't been installed yet, once you touch the devices together for the first time, the download screen will display automatically.

Creative Shot mode
Not only is the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS a stylish powerhouse, the camera also enables you to easily create artistic images with Creative Shot mode. In Creative Shot mode, the camera captures the original composition and automatically produces and saves five additional variations by using advanced Canon technologies to apply any of 46 filter options based on the individual scene, subject and exposure. Filter choices are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories to make exploring the world of artistic photography fun and easy, or you can simply select Auto to access the full range of effects. With Creative Shot mode, the result is stunning artistic photos that are perfect for sharing.

16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera is equipped with a 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor to make even your everyday photography remarkable. The highest resolution CMOS sensor used in any PowerShot camera, the sensor takes in more light, so images are clear and beautifully detailed. High ISO shots are particularly impressive, with less noise and expanded dynamic range. And the 16.0 Megapixel resolution gives you the flexibility to be more creative with your shots: crop and enlarge any part of an image – you can be confident that the detail and resolution you need are there.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
The new Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor powers the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera's advanced functions and capabilities, including Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, and Full HD video shooting at 30p in the easy-to-share MP4 format. Its accelerated processing speed creates fast, responsive performance, for a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This significantly reduces noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations, and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor also allows for the integration of electronic Dynamic IS. This advanced system compensates for multiple motion types, effectively preventing angular blur, shift blur, and blur caused by parallel movement and tilt shift. The result is images that are reliably sharp and clear at all lengths of the camera's powerful zoom. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.

Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS not only preserves your memories in video with spectacular realism, but does it in a format that makes them easy to share. You can simply touch the dedicated movie button to start and stop video recording, so you're always ready to capture the moment as it happens. The camera records in stunningly realistic 1080p Full HD, so even when played back on a big-screen HDTV, your videos are crystal clear, with smooth action and beautifully natural color. On the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS, video can be captured at 30 frames per second in MP4 format. MP4 videos are perfectly sized for quick online sharing – whether you're showing friends and family what you have been up to or posting status updates on social networking sites.

Mobile Device Connect Button
It's now easier than ever to connect your PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera to an iOS® or Android™ device using the Mobile Device Connect Button. The button allows you to choose to transfer images to your smartphone or tablet for immediate sharing with the CameraWindow app, or to your computer on the same network with Image Sync to make saving and organizing your images easier. Once your device is registered on the camera, simply press the Mobile Device Connect button for easy connection.

By connecting to a smartphone with the CameraWindow app using the Mobile Device Connect Button, you can browse and share images while still leaving the camera inside a bag. It is also possible to turn off the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS quickly and easily, directly from a smartphone. Once your camera is linked to your computer on the same wireless network, you can automatically transfer images to it, for easy saving and organizing of your photos. The Mobile Device Connect Button is great for quick and easy sharing from a fun day out with friends and family.

Hybrid Auto
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera features Hybrid Auto, which records up to four seconds of video every time you shoot a still image, then automatically joins the clips and pictures into a video that captures the essence of special days: vacations, important occasions, or any time you're shooting many shots in a day. With Hybrid Auto, this “highlight reel” is stunningly beautiful. Hybrid Auto automatically recognizes the scene and optimizes camera settings to capture the highest possible image quality. The resulting 720p HD video is properly exposed, crisp and steady.

Smart AUTO
Sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button, Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. On the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS, detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Intelligent IS
It's easy to capture clear, steady images with the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS, even in low light without using a tripod. That's because the camera is equipped with Canon's innovative Intelligent IS. The system automatically analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation – allowing you to focus on framing and capturing your shot. For stills, the system selects from Normal IS, Panning IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and Tripod modes. When shooting video, the system selects from Dynamic IS, Powered IS, Macro (Hybrid) IS and active Tripod IS modes. New icons clearly mark the image stabilization mode, whether you're shooting still images or video.

ECO Mode
The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS features ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. ECO Mode can be activated for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable or the moment is too exciting to put the camera down. The mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed. With ECO Mode activated to conserve power, you can even stay connected for longer with the built-in Wi-Fi® featured on the camera. When the fun with family and friends runs late into the night, you can be assured your camera can keep up.

Easily Print Your Favorite Moments
It's quick and easy to make beautiful prints from your PowerShot camera. With the built-in Wi-Fi® on your PowerShot camera, it's easy to send your images to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) compatible printer. Or use the Direct Print system; simply connect your PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera to a Canon PIXMA or SELPHY photo printer with a USB cable and press the button to print. Easily turn every favorite moment into an amazing photo.

Available in 31 Languages
There are now a total of 31 display languages from which you can choose: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

Memory

Maximum memory card size 
32 GB

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
640 x 480, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
H.264, MP4
Motion JPEG frame rate
30 fps
Resolution at capture speed
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Technical details

Colour of product 
Violet
ISO sensitivity 
100, 3200, Auto
Weight 
130g
Focal length range (f-f) 
4.5 - 54 mm
Analog signal format system 
NTSC, PAL
Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes 
Centre weighted Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Camera file system
DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3
Compatible memory cards 
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Contrast adjustment
Y
Display 
TFT
Flash modes 
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Focus
TTL
Histogram
Y
Light exposure control
Program AE
Light exposure correction
± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light metering 
Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot
Megapixel 
16 MP
Memory slots 
1
On Screen Display (OSD) languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HEB, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, UKR, VIE
Optical zoom 
12x
PictBridge 
Y
Saturation adjustment
Y
Scene modes 
Fireworks, Night, Portrait, Snow
Self-timer 
2, 10s
Sensor type 
CMOS
Shooting modes
Auto, Movie, Scene
Total megapixels 
16.8 MP
White balance 
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
HDMI connector type
Micro
Built-in microphone 
Y
USB version 
2.0

Power

Power source type 
Battery
Battery type 
NB-11L/NB-11LH
Number of batteries supported 
1
Battery level indicator
Y

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
461000 pixels
Field of view
100%

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Audio

Audio formats supported 
LC-AAC

Lens system

Combined zoom
48x
Focus adjustment
Auto/Manual
Digital zoom 
4x
Image stabilizer 
Y
Maximum aperture number 
7
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
30 cm
Minimum aperture number 
3.6
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
2.5 cm

Camera

Camera type 
Compact camera
Photo effects 
Black&White, Neutral, Positive film, Sepia, Skin tones, Vivid
Camera playback
Movie, Single image, Slide show
Direct printing 
Y
Image editing
Rotating
Live view
Y
Built-in processor
DIGIC 4+

Focusing

Auto Mode focusing range (tele)
1 - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide)
0.01 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide)
0.01 - 0.5m
Normal focusing range
0.05 - ∞

Light exposure

Light exposure modes 
Auto, Manual
ISO sensitivity (max)
3200
ISO sensitivity (min)
100

Flash

Built-in flash 
Y
Flash exposure correction
±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash range (tele)
1 - 2m
Flash range (wide)
0.5 - 4m
Flash recharging time
10s

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed 
1/2000s
Slowest camera shutter speed 
15s

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported 
Y
Mac operating systems supported 
Y

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T) 
0 - 40 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
10 - 90%

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard)
190 shots
Battery voltage 
3.7V

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries included
Y
Battery charger included
Y
Wrist strap included
Y

Picture quality

Image sensor size
25.4/58.4 mm (1/2.3")
Maximum image resolution 
4608 x 3456 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG
Still image resolution(s) 
4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 4608 x 3072, 3264 x 2176, 2048 x 1368, 640 x 424, 4608 x 3456, 3264 x 2448, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480, 3456 x 3456, 2448 x 2448, 1536 x 1536, 480 x 480
Supported aspect ratios 
1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Weight & dimensions

Weight (including battery)
147g
Width 
9.97 cm
Depth 
2.24 cm
Height 
5.76 cm