• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 21.00mm - 105.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N2 advantages over Olympus TG-870

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/3.0 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 105 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus TG-870 advantages over Canon N2

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 300 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    21 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.0 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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 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 TG-870
Panasonic SZ8
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Olympus TG-870
Samsung WB50F
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $294
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Ricoh WG-30w

Canon N2
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Olympus TG-870
Ricoh WG-30w
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

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 TG-870
Panasonic SZ10
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $247
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus TG-860

Canon N2
Olympus TG-860
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Olympus TG-870
Olympus TG-860
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $230
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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