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Canon PowerShot N2 vs Sony DSC-H400

Canon PowerShot N2 vs Sony DSC-H400

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Canon PowerShot N2
Sony DSC-H400

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon PowerShot N2 is 461,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony DSC-H400 is only a 20 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,980 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.

Available from 4 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 324 user reviews, the Canon PowerShot N2 has an average review score of 90%, however the Sony DSC-H400 has an average rating of 88% (based on 468 reviews).
5 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.

One hundred more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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.

$4 cheaper
The Sony DSC-H400 is $4.47 cheaper than the Canon PowerShot N2.
More popular
The Sony DSC-H400 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 20103 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon PowerShot N2 ranks No. 40816.
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 16 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 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.

One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon PowerShot N2 is 200.00, but the Sony DSC-H400 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.

$4 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot N2 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-H400 by $4.47.
Over one year older
The Canon PowerShot N2 is older than the Sony DSC-H400 by 16 months.
Worse selling
The Canon PowerShot N2 ranks No. 40816 by sales volume, however the Sony DSC-H400 ranks No. 20103.
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).
4 Reasons Against
Twenty-three thousand and fourty-nine times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-H400 has a display resolution (numeric) of 20 pixels, however the Canon PowerShot N2 is a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,980 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 4 retailers sells the Sony DSC-H400, but 8 sellers sell the Canon PowerShot N2. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-H400 is 88%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon PowerShot N2 is 90% (based on 324 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel
16.1MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 2/3"
 2/3"
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 24.5 - 1550mm
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
 contrast detection
 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
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
0.01 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,200
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 30s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 1.7 0.4 m - 8.8 m: ISO auto (wide lens) 3.5 m - 4.6 m: ISO auto (tele lens) 12.4 m: ISO 3200 (wide lens) 6.5 m: ISO 3200 (tele lens)

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVC
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Push
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Art
 Black&White
 Art
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 sec, 2sec
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Portrait
 Self-portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
201g
BEST
628g
Height
62mm 95mm
Depth
32.3mm 122.3mm
Width
80.9mm 129.6mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
NB-9L Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 300 shots
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 °C

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Sony PlayMemories Home

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Metering
Unknown - Click to provide data Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows 7 SP1, Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.8, Windows 8
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Accessories Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Accessories included
Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71fps

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Shooting Programs
Unknown - Click to provide data Landscape, portrait mode, party/indoor, night portrait, PET, fireworks, soft snap, panorama assist, night scene, beach, snow, high sensitivity, gourmet
Composite Video
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Display Brightness Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display brightness control
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), Auto Object Framing, Intelligent Sweep Panorama (360)
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 201 pixels
Microphone Operation Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Mono
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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