• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 840.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N100 advantages over Nikon A900

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.19 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/3.4
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon A900 advantages over Canon N100

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    840 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon G15

Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $622
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • RAW file ability
Nikon A900
Canon G15
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $622
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P330

Canon N100
Nikon P330
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Built-in GPS
Nikon A900
Nikon P330
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $380
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon G16

Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Canon G16
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon N100
Panasonic ZS60
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon A900
Panasonic ZS60
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • NFC
  • $373
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Canon SX730 HS

Canon N100
Canon SX730 HS
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon A900
Canon SX730 HS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $342
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
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