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PowerShot ELPH 340 HS 16MP 12x Zoom 3-inch LCD - Black
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS 16MP 12x Zoom 3-inch LCD - Black

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16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. 1080p Full HD video. 12x Optical Zoom. Built-in Wi-Fi. Built-in NFC. Creative Shot mode.

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. 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.

Built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing quick and easy

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi technology so you can easily share your creative photos and video with friends and family. 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. The built-in Wi-Fi technology allows you to transfer images to other Wi-Fi equipped PowerShot cameras or print your photos directly to a PictBridge (Wireless LAN) certified printer. You can also use your smartphone or tablet* to remotely control the camera with Remote Shooting**. Your device will show a live image of the camera's capture - perfect for a commemorative group photo, wildlife shots and all kinds of situations.

Built-in NFC (Near Field Communication)

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

The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS also turns out impressive artistic photos with Creative Shot mode. Creative Shot mode takes advantage of advanced Canon technologies to analyze the individual scene, subject and exposure to apply any of 46 filter options. In addition to the original shot, the camera automatically produces and saves five additional variations of the composition. Filter choices are grouped into Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural categories or simply select Auto to access the full range of effects.


Packed in the slim body of the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS camera is the power to create images full of spectacular depth, detail and emotional resonance with the renowned Canon HS SYSTEM - a combination of the camera's 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. With the Canon HS SYSTEM, you'll experience excellent tracking performance even in low light, and achieve gorgeous still image quality at ISO speeds up to ISO 3200; beautiful low-light shots are possible with minimal noise and maximum detail in highlight and shadow areas.



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical, 4x Digital and 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

 Image Capture Device

16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS

Total Pixels
Approx. 16.8. Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels


Focal Length
4.5 (W) - 54.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-300mm)

Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3m) - infinity (W,T)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus


Optical Viewfinder
Not available

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

 Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.6 (W), f/7.0 (T)

Shutter Speed
1 - 1/2000 sec.
15 - 1/2000 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

 Exposure Control

Auto, ISO 100-3200

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual, Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments      
Videos: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available during shooting)

White Balance

White Balance Control
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off

Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 4.0m (W), (1.0m - 2.0m (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes:
Auto, Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot1, Portrait, Smart Shutter2, High-Speed Burst, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter

*1 Auto, Retro, Monochrome, Special and Natural effects
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Shooting movies is possible with the movie button

Photo Effects:
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color *

*Adjustment of contrast sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control
Not Available

Continuous Shooting:
Normal: Approx. 3.9 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 10.5 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)

Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
Differs depending on the zoom position.

 Image Storage

Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MP4 (Image: H.264; Audio: MPEG-4 AAC-LC (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Images:
1) 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1: 3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360

2) 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1: 3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 2048 x 1368; Small: 640 x 424

3) 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1: 3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 2048 x 1536; Small: 640 x 480

4) 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1536 x 1536; Small: 480 x 480

Full HD 1920 x 1280: 30 fps (29.97)
HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps (29.97)
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

 Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:

Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images:

Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning


Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

Displays playback position and shooting time

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels

*2 Approximately 4 seconds

*3 Slow motion available

 Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.


Video Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video); HDMI connector (D-type)

Audio Out
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source
Battery Pack NB-11L/NB-11LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-90

Shooting Capacity
Approx. 190 shots

Approx. 280 shots in ECO Mode

Playback Time
Approx. 3.5 hours

 Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104 degrees Farenheit / 0-40 degrees Celcius

Operating Humidity
10-90 percent

Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.93 x 2.27 x 0.88 in. / 99.7 x 57.6 x 22.4mm

5.19 oz. / 147g (CIPA standard)

4.59 oz. / 130g (Body only)
All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.


*Compatible with iOS versions 6.0/6.1/7.0, Android smartphone versions 2.3.3/4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3 and Android tablet versions 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3. Data charges may apply.
** With the download of the free Canon CameraWindow app. This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy-related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
*** Compatible with Android devices version 4.0 or later.
**** One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY online photo album.

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4 out of 5 stars   Nice camera with lots of options
(Dayton Ohio) January 29, 2015
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Pros: Can be used as a simple camera in AUTO mode or with some education many features. Size is good - easy to carry. Nice viewing screen.
Cons: Labels on buttons are hard to read. More contrast is needed. Maybe this would be better with other than black color.
Other Comments: I had two older Canon Elph cameras before this one and liked then both. Dropped one on concrete and sort of wore the other out after several years. For this (ELPH 340) cameraI have been using off brand NB11L as spare batteries. The camera came with Canon NB11LH.
I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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5 out of 5 stars   Nice Canon
December 20, 2014
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Pros: Great for video or still photo with nice zoom
Cons: Not like my IS1100 canon where the controls are in perfect finger position, but comes close.
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5 out of 5 stars   Canon Power Shot ELPH 340
December 08, 2014
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Pros: Purchased for my parents. They love the quality of the pictures and how easy the camera is to operate.
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