• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 900.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N100 advantages over Nikon B500

  • Larger sensor
    1/1.7 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.90 vs 1.34 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/3.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 96 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    289g vs 541g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon B500 advantages over Canon N100

  • 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
    900 mm vs 120 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 an external screen 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 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 B500
Nikon P330
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $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
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon B500
Canon G16
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $649
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Samsung WB1100F

Canon N100
Samsung WB1100F
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Nikon B500
Samsung WB1100F
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $298
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Manual focus

Compared to Nikon P340

Canon N100
Nikon P340
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
Nikon B500
Nikon P340
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon L840

Canon N100
Nikon L840
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon B500
Nikon L840
  • $254
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Newer
  • $249
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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