• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 480.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon N2 advantages over Panasonic ZS45

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Panasonic ZS45 advantages over Canon N2

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    480 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 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 an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    1040k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 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

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
  • 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 N

Canon N2
Canon N
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
  • More pixels
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoots 24p video
Panasonic ZS45
Canon N
  • $441
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $204
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Canon N2
Panasonic ZS40
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS40
  • $441
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic ZS35

Canon N2
Panasonic ZS35
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic ZS35
  • $441
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
  • $338
  • 1/2.33 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
Panasonic ZS45
Panasonic SZ8
  • $441
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $226
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic ZS45
Samsung WB50F
  • $441
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $295
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lighter weight
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