• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N2 advantages over Olympus SH-2

  • Less expensive
    $300 vs $400 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    32 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    201g vs 271g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Olympus SH-2 advantages over Canon N2

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    600 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 380 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.5 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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
  • 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
  • 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 Olympus SH-50

Canon N2
Olympus SH-50
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SH-50
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • RAW file ability
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive

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
Olympus SH-2
Panasonic SZ8
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • RAW file ability
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-2
Samsung WB50F
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Thinner

Compared to Olympus SH-1

Canon N2
Olympus SH-1
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus SH-2
Olympus SH-1
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Olympus SH-2
Panasonic SZ10
  • $499
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • RAW file ability
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner
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