Canon PowerShot N2 vs Nikon Coolpix P610

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Canon PowerShot N2
Nikon Coolpix P610

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a megapixel of 16.1MP, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

0.039999999999999MP more total megapixels Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a total megapixels of 16.8MP, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 16.76MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP less).
2.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum aperture number of 9, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 3 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (3.3).
Touchscreen Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a touchscreen, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 does not have a touchscreen.
$191 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot N2 costs $258.89, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is $449.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
11 Reasons For
Vastly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an optical zoom of 60x, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (52x smaller). 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 1,440mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,216mm longer than the Canon PowerShot N2 (1,440mm).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon Coolpix P610 is 24mm minimum focal length, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
14s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera (14s shorter). Read more

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

0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a display diagonal 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 (numeric) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has an HDMI, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 does not. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon PowerShot N2 does not have 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.

One hundred and sixty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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

12 Reasons Against
Seven times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has an optical zoom of 8x, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 60x optical zoom digital camera (52x bigger). 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.

1,216mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 1,216mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix P610 (1,440mm).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 28mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 1s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (14s longer). Read more

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

Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display diagonal 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.

460,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,000 pixels higher).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not have an HDMI, however the Nikon Coolpix P610 has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix P610 does. 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.

One hundred and sixty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Nikon Coolpix P610 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot N2 is older than the Nikon Coolpix P610 by 15 months.
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).
7 Reasons Against
A little lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.1MP digital camera (0.1MP 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.

Moderately less total megapixels Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a total megapixels of 16.76MP, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.8MP digital camera (0.039999999999999MP more).
A lot bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 has a maximum aperture number of 6.5, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
10% larger minimum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix P610 is 3.3 minimum aperture. That's 0.3 larger than the Canon PowerShot N2 (3.3).
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Nikon Coolpix P610 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 has a touchscreen.
$191 more expensive
The Nikon Coolpix P610 is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2 by $191.10.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Nikon Coolpix P610, however 5 shops sell the Canon PowerShot N2. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Awards

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Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPS
 JPG
 JPS
Total Megapixels
16.8MP
BEST
16.76MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 60x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3
BEST
3.3
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm 1,440mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.3 - 258
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16/11
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 64
 640
 6400
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 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
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 15s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Interval
2.7s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 - 4
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
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

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 At 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
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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 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
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 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
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data EXPEED C2
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -3 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Modes
 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
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-9L EN-EL23
Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
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