Playback, Editing and Print
Inputs and Outputs Notes
3" LCD Monitor: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a
3.0" TFT LCD monitor, featuring 461,000 dots with approximately 100% picture coverage
and a 5-level brightness adjustment. The Night Display feature automatically brightens the LCD monitor to suit the
brightness of the subject, making it easier to frame the subject in dark
Built-in Wi-Fi: The camera has built-in Wi-Fi technology,
allowing you to wirelessly connect and send images to other Wi-Fi capable
devices such as computers, tablets, or smartphones using the downloadable Canon
CameraWindow app (iOS version 5.1 or later, or Android version
2.3.3 or later). You can also share images and video through the Canon Image Gateway, on
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also print your photos on Wi-Fi
compatible printers on wireless networks. It is compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n wireless
NFC (Near Field Communication): The camera is compatible
with NFC technology, which allows you to wirelessly connect to a compatible
Android device by simply touching it to the camera. The CameraWindow app will
launch automatically (or even install itself on the device if it hasn't been
previously) when you touch the phone to the NFC icon on the camera's left side.
This feature requires Android 4.0 or later.
Mobile Device Connect Button: You can connect to your mobile
device instantly with a press of the Mobile Device Connect button on the rear
panel. You must first register your device on the camera. This feature is
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.
GPS (via Wi-Fi): When the camera is connected to a
smartphone using the CameraWindow app, GPS data, such as latitude, longitude,
and elevation, can be added to images on the camera. The Coordinated Universal
Time code (UTC) information can also be added to the image file to indicate the
shooting date and time.
Image Sensor/Processor: The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor
with 16.8-million total pixels, and 16.0-million effective pixels.
Optics: The ELPH 340 HS has a 12x optical
zoom lens with a 4.5-54.0mm focal length (35mm equivalent is 25-300mm).
Zoom: In addition to the 12x optical zoom, the camera
features a 4x digital zoom. When used in combination, the total zoom is
approximately 48x. The focal length when using the optical zoom and digital zoom
together is approximately 25-1200mm.
Digital Teleconverter: The focal length of the lens can be
increased by an equivalent of 1.6x or 2.0x through the use of the Digital Teleconverter. The equivalent focal lengths of the lens (35mm equivalent) are
40-480mm when using the 1.6x digital teleconverter, and 50.0-600.0mm with the 2.0x teleconverter. The digital zoom and digital teleconverter cannot be used
The camera records still images or moving images with stereo audio on
Cards (2GB or less), SDHC Memory Cards (4GB to 32GB), and SDXC Memory Cards (32GB
and higher). The camera does not have internal memory, nor does it include an SD card, so you will be required to obtain a memory card before recording.
Still Image Resolution/Compression:
The ELPH 340 HS can record still images in JPEG format in 4 different sizes (Large, Medium 1,
Medium 2, and Small) and 4 aspect ratios (4:3, 16:9, 3:2, and 1:1). For each
resolution, you can set the compression to SuperFine or Fine. You can choose from
the following resolutions:
||4608 x 3456
||4608 x 2592
||4608 x 3072
||3456 x 3456
||3264 x 2448
||3264 x 1832
||3264 x 2176
||2448 x 2448
||2048 x 1536
||1920 x 1080
||2048 x 1368
||1536 x 1536
||640 x 480
||640 x 360
||640 x 424
||480 x 480
Movies: Movies can be recorded in MP4 format (Image data:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Audio data: AAC-LC monaural) in High Definition at 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) or 1280 x 720 (30 fps),
or in Standard Definition at 640 x 480 pixels (30 fps). You can also
record with a Miniature Effect at HD 1280 x 720 or 640 x 480 at 6 fps, 3 fps, or
Intelligent Image Stabilization: The ELPH 340 HS is equipped with
Intelligent image stabilization (Intelligent IS). To correct the effects of camera shake,
the camera automatically chooses one of the following IS modes for the shooting
- Normal: applied for still images
- Panning: for still images when panning
- Hybrid IS: for Macro shots
- Dynamic IS: for movies, reducing strong camera shake as
when shooting when walking
- Powered IS: for movies, for subtle camera shake, such
as when shooting movies at telephoto
- Tripod IS: no image stabilization applied
Face Detection Technology: The camera's Face Detection
Technology finds and tracks the faces of moving subjects until you're ready to
shoot, then delivers perfect focus. In addition, exposure, flash, and white
balance are compensated, so that faces exhibit natural skin tones and
backgrounds are properly exposed. Smart Shutter automatically shoots a picture
after detecting a smile, even without pressing the shutter release button.
Focus Lock: If it becomes difficult to focus on the
subject due to low contrast to the surroundings, close up and far away subjects
in the same shot, or quickly moving subjects, you can choose to lock the focus
or auto focus on an object at a similar distance, then shoot the picture after
recomposing the shot.
Focusing Range: The camera features the following focus
ranges (from the end of the lens):
- Auto: 0.4" to infinity (W), 3.3' to infinity (T)
- Normal: 2" to infinity (W),
3.3' to infinity (T)
- Macro: 0.4" to 1.6' (wide)
- Infinity: 9.8' to infinity (W/T)
Shooting Modes: You can choose between several shooting modes. In
the Smart Auto mode, the camera will automatically select the best settings for
the scene, detect and focus on faces, and set the color and brightness to
optimal levels. The Hybrid Auto Mode lets you make a short movie of the day
(digest movie). When you record a still image, the camera will automatically
record a movie clip of the scene immediately before each shot. The Program
setting gives you more freedom to change camera settings, such as the ISO
sensitivity, metering method, white balance, and image colors. You can also choose from shooting modes that match specific
scenes: Portrait, Handheld NightScene, Snow, and Fireworks. If you wish to add
special effects to images while shooting, you can choose from Super Vivid,
Poster Effect, Fish-Eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and
Creative Shot: The Creative Shot feature takes an original
photo and produces up to five additional variations at the same time. You can
choose from the following effects: Retro (resembles old photos), Monochrome
(generated in one color), Special (bold, distinctive images), Natural (subdued,
natural-looking images), or Auto (all effects). The six images from each shot
are managed together as a group, and can be played back in the group, or
individually and ungrouped.
Continuous Shooting: In the Program mode, the
camera will continuously take pictures at approximately 3.9 frames per second,
as long as you hold down the shutter button. The image size is not limited, and
the focus and exposure are determined when you press the shutter button halfway.
In High Speed Burst mode, the camera will continuously take pictures at approximately
10.5 frames per second at a lower resolution (2304 x 1728).
Metering Modes: You can select from the following metering modes:
Evaluative: used for standard
conditions. The area within the frame is divided into several zones and
light is measured based on subject position, brightness, direct light and
Averaging: averages the exposure from the entire image, but places more
weight on the subject at the center
Spot: meters the area within the spot AE point at the
center of the LCD monitor or viewfinder
If you are shooting against a bright background or strong backlight, you may
need to correct the exposure so that the subject doesn't come out too dark. You
can set the adjustments from -2 to +2 in 1/3-step increments.
Exposure Setting (AE Lock): You can set the focus and exposure
separately to shoot. When the exposure is set, you can lock the setting, then
compose the scene and shoot. This is effective when the contrast is too
strong between the subject and background, or when a subject is backlit. Flash
Exposure Lock (FE Lock), just as with the AE lock, lets you lock the exposure
for shooting with the flash.
White Balance: You
can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent
H, and Custom.
Flash Modes: The PowerShot ELPH 340 HS has a built-in
flash with a range of 1.6' to 13' in Wide Angle and 3.3' to 6.6' in Telephoto.
You can select Auto (flash fires in low light), On (flash always fires), Slow
Synchro (illuminates subject in foreground while the slow shutter speed
brightens the background not reached by the flash), or Off
(flash doesn't fire). In the menu, you can turn on the Red-Eye Reduction lamp
for the flash, and apply Red-Eye Correction to the images that have been taken.
ISO Speed: The ISO speed can be set
Automatically (ISO Auto), or manually to ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200. Lowering the ISO speed results in sharper images but there's a
greater chance of subject or image blurring in certain shooting conditions.
Raising the ISO speed results in a faster shutter speed, reducing blurred
images. The images, however, will appear more coarse.
My Colors: You
can choose the look and feel of the photos you take by using My Colors to add
the following effects to the image you are currently recording or have already
recorded: Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, B/W, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red,
and Custom Color.
Self-Timer: The ELPH 340 HS utilizes a 10-second, 2-second, and
a custom self-timer to allow
the photographer to be included in the shot, or to avoid camera shake when using
a tripod. The custom self-timer allows you to set the time delay to 1-15, 20, 25, or 30 seconds for up to 10 shots.
Wink Self Timer: In addition to the standard and custom
self-timers, the ELPH 340 HS can be set to record an image of a person
approximately two seconds after detecting a wink.
Face Self-Timer: The Face Self-Timer automatically
detects an increase in the number of faces, and makes the appropriate
adjustments. When the Face Detection Self-Timer is set, the camera waits for
the photographer's face to get on-camera before it takes the shot. The
camera will shoot, two seconds after the new face is detected.
Editing and Print Functions
Slide Show: Images stored on a memory card can automatically
be displayed one-by-one using the Slide Show function. You can set the playback
time for each image, and the transition effects when switching between images.
If desired, you can repeat the slide show automatically.
This feature allows you to view 6, 12, 16, 36, or 100 images at once on the
LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly. Movies cannot be played
in the index playback mode.
Magnifying Images: Using the zoom button, you can magnify a
photo up to 10x. Once zoomed in, you can use the "arrow" buttons to move around
the displayed area.
Playback Displays: You can choose from three types of displays:
- No Information: screen includes no information about the
- Simple Information: screen includes basic information about the
- Detailed Information: screen include a histogram display as well
as detailed information about the settings used when the image was captured.
Resizing Images: You can save images a lower
recording pixel setting than the original image, saving the resized image as a
Cropping: You can cut out a portion of a recorded image and
save it as a new image file.
Images: The protect feature allows you to protect important images from
accidental erasure. You can protect images by the image itself or select All
the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge-compatible
printer of any brand. In this way, you can make prints directly
from the camera without having to connect to a computer.
Power Requirements: The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS is powered by
the supplied NB-11LH Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery pack (3.6V / 800 mAh / 2.9 Wh).
A fully charged battery pack can provide power for up to approximately 190 shots
(280 in Eco mode),
35 minutes of movie shooting time,
or 3.5 hours of playback time. The NB-11LH is charged in approximately 2 hours
in the supplied CB-2LF battery charger.
Date/Time Battery: The camera uses a backup battery for
maintaining the date and time data for approximately 3 weeks. The backup battery
charges in approximately 4 hours while a charged main battery (NB-11LH) is
inserted, or the camera is connected to an external AC adapter.
AC Adapter: If you need to operate the camera for long
periods of time during a slide show or when connected to a printer, it is
recommended to use the optional ACK-DC90 AC Adapter Kit.
Power Saving Functions: The camera is equipped with the
following power saving functions:
- Eco Mode During Shooting: The screen will darken when
the camera is not used for approximately 2 seconds, and will turn off
approximately 8 seconds later. After three minutes of inactivity, the
camera will turn itself off.
- Auto Power Down During Playback:
The camera power down approximately 5 minutes after the last control is
accessed on the camera.
Note: The Power Saving Function will not activate during
a slide show or while the camera is connected to a computer.
and Outputs Notes
HDMI: The ELPH 340 HS has a Micro-HDMI output for connecting
it to an HDTV. When the camera is connected to an HDMI-CEC-compatible
TV, you can control the camera's functions with the TV remote.
A/V Out / Digital Terminal: The camera has a
Mini-B Version 2.0 USB terminal to allow you to connect the camera to a
compatible computer or compatible Canon printer via the an optional USB cable
(with a Mini-B connector on the camera end). This
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed-compatible terminal allows you to rapidly download images to
your computer or printer. You can also connect the camera to a TV (via composite
video and monaural audio) using the optional AVC-DC400 A/V cable in the same terminal. The
A/V output can be set to NTSC or PAL as needed.
Downloadable Software: The PowerShot
ELPH 340 HS comes with no software in the box. The following software is
available for download from the Canon website:
- ImageBrowser EX: manage images transferred to a
computer (view, search, organize, edit, and print)
- CameraWindow: import images from camera, and change
Compatible Operating Systems:
- Windows 8/8.1
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Windows Vista (SP2)
- Windows XP (SP3)
- Mac OS X (v10.7, 10.8, 10.9)