Canon PowerShot N2 vs Nikon Coolpix P610

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Canon PowerShot N2
Nikon Coolpix P610

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.039999999999999MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a total megapixel count of 16.8MPMP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 16.76MPMP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP less).
2.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum aperture of 9, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (3.3).
223mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 223mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (1,440mmmm).
A lot shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 62mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is an 85mmmm tall digital camera (23mm taller).
$91 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot N2 costs $299.00, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is $390.00.
6 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
0.2" larger screen size Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 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.

A lot higher display resolution Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels lower).
One hundred and sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a digital camera that takes 360 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.

Expert reviews are a lot better
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average expert review score of 83%, but the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average rating of 64% (based on 14 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average user review score of 91%, but the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Marginally smaller screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a screen size of 2.8"", however the Nikon Coolpix P610 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.

460 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels higher).
One hundred and sixty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 only takes 360 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.

One month older
The Canon PowerShot N2 is older than the Nikon Coolpix P610 by one month.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot N2 only has an average expert rating of 64%, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 10 reviews).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot N2 only has an average user rating of 76%, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 88 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Moderately less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a total megapixel count of 16.76MPMP, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.8MPMP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
A lot bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
10% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (3.3).
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 1,440mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 223mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot N2 (1,440mmmm).
23mm taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is an 85mmmm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 62mmmm tall digital camera (23mm shorter).
$91 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2 by $91.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 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 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 2272 x 1704
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
Image Format
 JPG
 JPS
 JPG
 JPS
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
60x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length
224mm
BEST
1,440mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/11
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
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
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 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
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
1s
BEST
15s
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
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 4
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 1.7 0.5 - 7.5
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 656 x 488
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 656 x 488
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@100fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1280x720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
 640x480@100fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.8" 3"
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

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
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Backlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Close-up (macro)
 Dawn
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Museum
 Night
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Moon
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
201g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
62mm
BEST
85mm
Depth
32.3mm 106.5mm
BEST
Width
80.9mm 125mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 565g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-9L EN-EL23
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Technical Details

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
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