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Canon PowerShot D30 vs Canon PowerShot N2

Canon PowerShot D30 vs Canon PowerShot N2

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Canon PowerShot D30
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
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.

300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a digital camera that takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

15 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 1313 by number of sales, but the Canon PowerShot N2 ranks No. 40816.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 69% based on 30 reviews, but the average rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 64% (based on 16 reviews).
6 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.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels. That's 460,988 pixels higher than the Canon PowerShot D30 (461,000 pixels).
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 $46
The Canon PowerShot N2 is $45.88 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot D30.
Much better user reviews
Based on 324 reviews, the average user review score of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Canon PowerShot D30 is 80% (based on 164 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 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.

Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D30 is a 12 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,988 pixels lower than the Canon PowerShot N2 (461,000 pixels).
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 $46
The Canon PowerShot D30 is $45.88 more expensive than the Canon PowerShot N2.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Canon PowerShot D30 has an average user score of 80%, but the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 324 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
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.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon PowerShot D30 only takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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 8 retailers, but the Canon PowerShot D30 is stocked by 23 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Canon PowerShot N2 is 15 months older than the Canon PowerShot D30.
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, whereas the Canon PowerShot D30 ranks No. 1313.
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 69% (based on 30 reviews).

Awards

3 Awards
Ephotozine: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
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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
BEST
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
BEST
 2/3"
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
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Blue
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

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

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 contrast detection
 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 (wide)
1-50cm 0.01 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 800
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 1600
 3200
 800
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 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)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
1s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (wide)
0.3 m - 3.5 m ( wide lens ) 1 m - 3 m ( tele lens ) 0.5 - 1.7

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
BEST
 MOV
 H.264
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
12 pixels 461,000 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 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
10 sec, 2sec Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Portrait
 Self-portrait

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)
BEST
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NB-9L
Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90% Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 °C Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Canon PhotoStitch, Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Metering
Evaluative, centre-weighted, spot Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Accessories Included
 Accessories included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Frame Rate
1.9fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Shooting Programs
Portrait mode, slow shutter, fireworks, low light, panorama assist, Underwater, underwater macro, snow, handheld night shot, smart shutter, movie digest Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Brightness Control
 Display brightness control
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
RGB primary colour filter, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, FE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, saturation control, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Scene Detection Technology, digital Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone Operation Mode
Mono Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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