Canon PowerShot D30 vs Canon PowerShot N2

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Canon PowerShot D30
Canon PowerShot N2

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
94% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 14s longer than the Canon PowerShot N2 (1s). Read more

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

7% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a display diagonal 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.

HDMI Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has an HDMI, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 does not have 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.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 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.

Histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 features histogram, however the Canon PowerShot N2 does not feature histogram.
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 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.

4 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
Higher megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (16.1MP). 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 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (8x). 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.

0.9 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 3.9 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 larger).
A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 224mm, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is only a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm shorter).
38% bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 32x combined zoom digital camera. That's 12x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D30 (32x).
A bit lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a weight of 201g, however the Canon PowerShot D30 is a 218g 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.

Cheaper by $40
The Canon PowerShot N2 is $40.11 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot D30.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (16.1MP). 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 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (8x). 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot D30 is 3.9 minimum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.9 smaller).
84mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (84mm longer).
Smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 20x combined zoom digital camera. That's 12x smaller than the Canon PowerShot N2 (32x).
17g heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 has a weight of 218g, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 201g 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.

More expensive by $40
The Canon PowerShot D30 is $40.11 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2.
10 Reasons Against
14s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 1s. That's 14s shorter than the Canon PowerShot D30 (1s). Read more

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

Smaller display diagonal 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.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not have an HDMI, but the Canon PowerShot D30 does. 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), whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 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.

Does not feature histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not feature histogram, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 does.
Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Canon PowerShot D30 only takes 300.00 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.

Fewer sellers
The Canon PowerShot N2 is only stocked by 5 sellers, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 9 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by three months
The Canon PowerShot N2 is three months older than the Canon PowerShot D30.
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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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
12.1MP 16.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
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
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant
 Shock resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x 8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.9 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
140mm 224mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 25 5 - 40
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x 32x
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Face detection
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
15s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Interval
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.7s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10s
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 - 3.5 0.5 - 1.7
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
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
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.8"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
461,000 pixels 461,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
BEST
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 w/ iSAPS Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Self-portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

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-6LH NB-9L
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Certificates

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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