• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 450.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N2 advantages over Canon SX610 HS

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon SX610 HS advantages over Canon N2

  • More telephoto lens reach
    450 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 270 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.2 fps vs 2.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

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

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 SX600 HS

Canon N2
Canon SX600 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon SX610 HS
Canon SX600 HS
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $229
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Panasonic SZ8

Canon N2
Panasonic SZ8
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX610 HS
Panasonic SZ8
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX610 HS
Samsung WB50F
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Panasonic SZ10

Canon N2
Panasonic SZ10
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon SX610 HS
Panasonic SZ10
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon N2
Canon 350 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Canon SX610 HS
Canon 350 HS
  • $207
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
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