Canon PowerShot N2 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Canon PowerShot N2
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
2.5 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum aperture of 9, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 bigger).
14% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
1 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display resolution of 461,000 pixels pixels, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels lower).
Three times lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 201gg digital camera. That's 427g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (628gg). 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.

9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, but 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.

496x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 500xx, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (496x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Vastly longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30ss, however 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.

A bit larger screen size Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is 3"" screen, but 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.

One hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300 shots shots per battery charge, however 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.

$69 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 is $69.37 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot N2.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 12 reviews, the Sony DSC-H400 has an average expert review score of 69%, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average rating of 64% (based on 14 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 468 reviews, the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 88%, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a megapixel count of 16.1MPMP, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 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.

One hundred and twenty-four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a digital zoom of 4xx, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 500xx digital zoom digital camera (496x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

29x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is only 1ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-H400 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.

A bit smaller screen size Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 2.8"" screen digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 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.

One hundred less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon PowerShot N2 is 200 shots, but the Sony DSC-H400 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.

$69 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot N2 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by $69.37.
Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Canon PowerShot N2, whereas 5 shops sell the Sony DSC-H400. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon PowerShot N2's average expert rating is only 64%, however the Sony DSC-H400's is 69% (based on 12 reviews).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Canon PowerShot N2's average user rating is only 76%, however the Sony DSC-H400's is 88% (based on 468 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
2.5 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a maximum aperture of 6.5, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 3.4 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (3.4).
1 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (1 pixels higher).
68% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628gg digital camera. That's 427g heavier than the Canon PowerShot N2 (628gg). 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.

Eleven months older
The Sony DSC-H400 is older than the Canon PowerShot N2 by eleven months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 11520 x 1080
 3648 x 2736
 7152 x 1080
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
63x
Digital Zoom
4x 500x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length
224mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4.4 - 277
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞

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
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
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 30s
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
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 8.8
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.5 - 1.7 3.5 - 4.6
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
BEST
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 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 System
 Mono
 Mono

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
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
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
460,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

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
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
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
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 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Mode
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
201g
BEST
628g
Height
62mm 95mm
Depth
32.3mm 122.3mm
Width
80.9mm 129.6mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 655g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-9L NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 300 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
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