Canon PowerShot D30 vs Canon PowerShot N2

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Canon PowerShot D30
Canon PowerShot N2

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
7% larger screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.2" larger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (2.8""). 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.

300 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a digital camera that takes 300 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.

Cheaper by $49
The Canon PowerShot D30 costs $249.98, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is $299.00.
17 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 70% based on 29 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 64% (based on 14 reviews).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 83% based on 112 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 76% (based on 10 reviews).
7 Reasons For
26% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.1MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16.1MPMP). 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.

38% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is an 8xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (8xx). 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.

47% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.2 smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (9).
0.9 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a minimum aperture of 3, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 larger).
A lot longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum focal length of 224mmmm, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 140mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm shorter).
38% bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 32xx combined zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (32xx).
A bit lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a weight of 201gg, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 218gg digital camera (17g heavier). 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.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 12MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (16.1MPMP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 5xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (8xx). 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.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 4.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 4.2 bigger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (9).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a minimum aperture of 3.9, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 smaller).
84mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a maximum focal length of 140mmmm, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm longer).
Smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 20xx combined zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (32xx).
17g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a weight of 218gg, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 201gg digital camera (17g lighter). 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.

Older by eleven months
The Canon PowerShot D30 is eleven months older than the Canon PowerShot N2.
6 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is only 2.8"" screen. That's 0.2" smaller than the Canon PowerShot D30 (2.8""). 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.

Only 200 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 takes 200 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon PowerShot D30 only takes 300 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.

More expensive by $49
The Canon PowerShot N2 is $49.02 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D30.
Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot N2 is only stocked by 3 sellers, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 20 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is only 64%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 70% (based on 29 reviews).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is only 76%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 83% (based on 112 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12MP 16.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Blue
 Blue
Maximum Waterproof Depth
25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
4.8 9
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.9 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
140mm 224mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 5 - 40
Lens Structure
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x 32x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 80
 800
 Auto
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 80
 800
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
15s 1s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Interval
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range
0.3 - 3.5 0.5 - 1.7

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
BEST
 MOV
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

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

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
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
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Self-portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
218g 201g
BEST
Height
68mm 62mm
Depth
27.5mm 32.3mm
Width
109.4mm 80.9mm

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-6LH NB-9L
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Shot Per Battery Charge
300 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,PhotoStitch,Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
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