• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 504.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus SZ-10 advantages over Canon N2

  • Less expensive
    $250 vs $300 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    504 mm vs 224 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Canon N2 advantages over Olympus SZ-10

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    16.1 vs 14.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.7 fps vs 0.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX230 HS

Olympus SZ-10
Canon SX230 HS
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
Canon N2
Canon SX230 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $269
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus SZ-30MR

Olympus SZ-10
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 1080p video
Canon N2
Olympus SZ-30MR
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-10
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bulb shutter
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • More dots on screen
Canon N2
Olympus SZ-31MR
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon S800c

Olympus SZ-10
Nikon S800c
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon N2
Nikon S800c
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $280
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Samsung WB50F

Olympus SZ-10
Samsung WB50F
  • $224
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon N2
Samsung WB50F
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $290
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
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