Canon PowerShot N2 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Canon PowerShot N2
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has an optical zoom of 8xx, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.9xx optical zoom digital camera (5.1x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Significantly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum aperture of 9, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (6.2 bigger).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is only a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels lower).
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 201gg digital camera. That's 70g lighter than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (271gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

8.7mm thinner Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 32.3mmmm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 41mmmm deep digital camera (8.7mm thicker).
User reviews are vastly better
The Canon PowerShot N2 has an average user review score of 76% based on 10 reviews, however the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an average rating of 40% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 16.1MPMP digital camera (4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

67% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (1.8).
29s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 1ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a screen size of 3"", however the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 2.8"" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

3.9mm shorter Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 62mmmm tall digital camera (3.9mm taller).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a digital camera that takes 280 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 only takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$59 cheaper
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 costs $199.95, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is $258.89.
Available from 5 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera (4MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

40% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.2 larger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 (1.8).
Twenty-nine times shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is only 1ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (29s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

0.2" smaller screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 2.8"" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 3"" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

3.9mm taller Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 62mmmm tall, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera (3.9mm shorter).
Eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot N2 is 200 shots, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 only takes 280 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$59 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot N2 is more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 by $58.94.
Less retailers
Only 8 stores sells the Canon PowerShot N2, whereas 13 shops sell the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Five months older
The Canon PowerShot N2 is older than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 by five months.
6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has an optical zoom of 2.9xx, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is an 8xx optical zoom digital camera (5.1x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

6.2 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a maximum aperture of 2.8, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera (6.2 smaller).
460 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a display resolution of 1,228,800 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels higher).
Heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is a 271gg digital camera. That's 70g heavier than the Canon PowerShot N2 (271gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

22% thicker Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 has a depth of 41mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 32.3mmmm deep digital camera (8.7mm thinner).
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 only has an average user rating of 40%, but the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average user rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
9
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture
3 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
224mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 24 - 70
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Manual
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 64
 125
 250
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 30s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Interval
2.7s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 1.7 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.8" 3"
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,5,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
201g
BEST
271g
Height
62mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
32.3mm
BEST
41mm
Width
80.9mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 298g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
NB-9L Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 280 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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