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Canon PowerShot N2 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

Canon PowerShot N2 vs Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4

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Canon PowerShot N2
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (16MP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4x). 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 number Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum aperture number of 9. That's 4.1 smaller than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (4.9).
124mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is only a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera (124mm shorter).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (460,000 pixels).
Cheaper by $102
The Canon PowerShot N2 costs $234.10, whereas the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is $335.76.
A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 90% based on 324 reviews, but the average rating of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 86% (based on 93 reviews).
7 Reasons For
1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 2 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 3mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot N2 (25mm).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a display diagonal 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon PowerShot N2 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

6 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 5456 by number of sales, but the Canon PowerShot N2 ranks No. 40816.
Hugely better expert reviews
Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is 85%, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 64% (based on 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 3 minimum aperture, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 28mm minimum focal length. That's 3mm longer than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 (25mm).
8% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display diagonal 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.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot N2 is only stocked by 8 stores, however the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is stocked by 14 shops. 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 over one year
The Canon PowerShot N2 is 20 months older than the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4.
Less popular
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 40816 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 ranks No. 5456.
Expert review Rating is hugely Worse
The Canon PowerShot N2 only has an average expert score of 64%, but the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
1% lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (16MP). 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.

Vastly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 4x optical zoom digital camera. That's 4x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (4x). 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 number Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has a maximum aperture number of 4.9. That's 4.1 bigger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (4.9).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 100mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (124mm longer).
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 1,000 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by $102
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 is $101.66 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2.
User review Rating is slightly Worse
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 has an average user score of 86%, but the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 324 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 RAW
BEST
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Colour
 Red
 Red
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 15m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Shock Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock resistant
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
Crash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Crash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
4x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
9
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3 2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm
BEST
100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.5 - 18
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9/7
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
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 (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 4s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2 - 3.1
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 1.7 0.2 - 7.9

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 240fps
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 55MB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.8" 3"
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Sunny
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Program
 Aperture priority
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
BEST
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NB-9L LI‑92B
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Software CD

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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