Canon PowerShot N2 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Canon PowerShot N2
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
2.5 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 bigger).
14% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a minimum aperture number of 3. That's 0.4 smaller than the Sony DSC-H400 (3.4).
Full HD video Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video, but the Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

200 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 461,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (200 pixels lower).
Three times lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 is a 201g digital camera. That's 427g lighter than the Sony DSC-H400 (628g). 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.

11 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 16.1MP 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.

55x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has an optical zoom of 63x, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (55x 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a digital zoom of 126x, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 4x digital zoom digital camera (122x 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 slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is only a 1s 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 display diagonal 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.

Histogram Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 features histogram, but the Canon PowerShot N2 does not feature histogram.
One hundred more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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.

$32 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 is $31.92 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot N2.
Available from 1 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 397 reviews, the Sony DSC-H400 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average rating of 76% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
4MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a megapixel of 16.1MP, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 20.1MP 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.

55x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Sony DSC-H400 is a 63x optical zoom digital camera (55x 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.

Thirty-one times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-H400 is a 126x digital zoom digital camera (122x 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 slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is only 1s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-H400 is a 30s 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 display diagonal 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.

Does not feature histogram Edit
The Canon PowerShot N2 does not feature histogram, however the Sony DSC-H400 features histogram.
One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon PowerShot N2 is 200.00, but the Sony DSC-H400 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.

$32 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot N2 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by $31.92.
Less retailers
Only 5 retailers sells the Canon PowerShot N2, whereas 6 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 89% (based on 397 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
2.5 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-H400 is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 9 maximum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture number 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).
Does not support Full HD video Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 does not support Full HD video, but the Canon PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video. Read more

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

200 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (200 pixels higher).
68% heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 is a 628g digital camera. That's 427g heavier than the Canon PowerShot N2 (628g). 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.

Three months older
The Sony DSC-H400 is older than the Canon PowerShot N2 by three months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
16.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
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 63x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 126x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3
BEST
3.4
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.4 - 277
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
0.01 - ∞ 0.01 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.01 - ∞ 3.5 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - ∞
Focus
 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 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
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 80
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 30s
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
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 4.6
Flash Recharging Time
10s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 1.7 0.4 - 8.8
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
BEST
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.8" 3"
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
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 Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
BEST
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Rotating
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
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Next
 Rotation
 Next
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Pet

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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-9L NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

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

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