Canon PowerShot N2 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Canon PowerShot N2
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is an 8xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4xx). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.1 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4.9).
124mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum focal length of 224mmmm, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 100mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (124mm shorter).
Bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 32xx combined zoom digital camera. That's 16x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (16xx).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels pixels).
Cheaper by $50
The Canon PowerShot N2 costs $299.00, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is $349.00.
6 Reasons For
1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a minimum aperture of 2, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot N2 (25mmmm).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 3s longer than the Canon PowerShot N2 (4ss). Read more

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

Larger screen size Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.2" larger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (3""). 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.

8 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
Based on 75 reviews, the average user review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 76% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (25mmmm).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 1ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 3s shorter than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4ss). Read more

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

8% smaller screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a screen size of 2.8"". That's 0.2" smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (3""). 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.

Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot N2 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is stocked by 11 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by three months
The Canon PowerShot N2 is three months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
User review Rating is Worse
The Canon PowerShot N2 only has an average user score of 76%, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average user rating of 85% (based on 75 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (4xx). 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.

84% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (4.9).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum focal length of 100mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (124mm longer).
16x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 16xx combined zoom digital camera. That's 16x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (16xx).
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (460,000 pixels pixels).
More expensive by $50
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is $50 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2.

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP 16.8MP
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
9
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture
3 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
224mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Combined Zoom
32x
BEST
16x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞ / 0.1 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
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
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 640
 6400
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 4s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Interval
2.7s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 3.1
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 1.7 0.2 - 7.9

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
240fps
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slot
1 1

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
460,000 pixels

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
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 PRINT Image Matching III
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data TruePic VII
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Cuisine
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Sports
 Sunset
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
201g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
62mm 65.9mm
Depth
32.3mm 31.2mm
Width
80.9mm 111.5mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 247g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-9L LI‑92B
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

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
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