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Canon PowerShot N2 Digital Camera

£260.22
£235.86 £24.36 cheaper than 49 days ago
Compact Camera 16.1MP 8x Sep 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Picture quality
Poor expert reviews
Weak flash
340 Reviews
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Good Value for Money

Twenty-seven people wrote in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot N2 was good value for money. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Good value for the money” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Mlbdld said in their review of this digital camera “It was also at a price we both felt comfortable with! We went to Hawaii”. Me2nc wrote “For the price, this is a nice little camera with a great zoom that will please most folks that purchase it”.

Eight customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was expensive. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine two years ago “It's quite expensive”. Soccer Dad said “We had read good reviews of more expensive cameras by Sony” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Kingfisher mentioned “I upgraded the lens and now use this camera most of the time instead of my larger (and more expensive) equipment” in their review of this digital camera.

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Digital Versus and PC Mag this medium megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 64 out of 100. That puts this Canon camera in the bottom 17% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 90%. 211 reviewers (93% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 34,684 user and expert reviews (including 1,369 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera did not have good technical guidance. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned five years ago “No instruction manual” however they still scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Ken said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Having some difficulty following the instructions” but despite that he gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.


Design

Picture Quality

Sixty-seven owners thought it was good quality. Digital Versus wrote “Picture quality”. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Quality construction”. Five years ago Mike scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The video quality is great (used this feature) Note”.

Shutter Release and Settings

Seventy-six owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. N.s rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “High quality, light weight, easy to use”. Mz scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The controls make the camera very easy to handle and to use”. Three years ago Melanie she said in her review of this digital camera “I definitely think this camera is going to be nice to learn on and it's really easy to use”.

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Me2nc gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Know that all of your pictures are not going to turn out perfect at the 1200mm zoom because the camera is very hard to hold still when fully zoomed” in their review of this digital camera. Kat said three years ago “I simply love this camera! Great zoom, easy to hold” and scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5. Ksea wrote four years ago “No heavy lens to hold to grab a quick shot”.

Seven people who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus said in their review of this digital camera “Shutter release and settings”. Lomax mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “With all the modes plus programmable custom settings this camera is good at everything”. Soccer Dad said in their review of this digital camera “This is a very versitile camera with good automatic features for avid ameteur photography and plenty of manual settings for anyone who wants to go deeper”.

Four people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to handle. Tom gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said “Size of camera is excellent for use and handling” in his review of this digital camera. Pwren mentioned “I could get a good, sharp image, so handling the larger lens, while challenging was not the problem” in their review of this digital camera. Jimbo wrote four years ago “One wonders how Canon was able to put so many bells and whistles in this little package putting it just below fine DSLR's? It handles well and does”.

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Well Made

Thirteen owners reckoned that it was well made. Five years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Strongly Built”. Norcal Sam said in their Canon PowerShot N2 review “It is obvious that it is built with high strength material”. Lomax mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The 50X optical zoom and built in 2.0X tele-converter get me shots I would have missed all day long with my SLR”.

Three people said that it was strong and durable. Five years ago Road Kilt gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Robust! The bayonet style filter mount is an unexpected annoyance” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Hank said in his review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It's certainly more sturdy and utilitarian” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

Two people agreed that the product was easy to damage or scratch. Rachel scored it 5 stars out of 5 and she mentioned two years ago “I just purchased this camera after my 7 year old canon ELPH finally broke beyond repair” in her review of this digital camera. Ali said “However, I set the bag down just in the wrong position and broke the display on the first camera” .

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Unique Design

Twenty-eight people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams three years ago “Canon has announced a successor to the elegantly designed N”. Expert website Photographyblog.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The PowerSHot N2 retains the same distinctive square style and 8x optically stabilised zoom le”. Nalonline said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Beautiful 50x zoom and easy menu navigation”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Unique design”. Two years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “The Powershot N2 is just as seductive as its predecessor thanks to an original design and improved yet still unconventional handling”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners concluded that it was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Zoom Noise In Movies”. Pwren said four years ago “I poured over reviews online and found no mention "flat" or "noisy" images” in their Canon PowerShot N2 review. Skirbynyc wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The sound is pretty loud on the videos I've been taking”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Noisy

Three owners concluded that it was noisy. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Zoom Noise In Movies”.

Pwren said four years ago “I poured over reviews online and found no mention "flat" or "noisy" images” in their Canon PowerShot N2 review. Skirbynyc wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The sound is pretty loud on the videos I've been taking”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot N2 in September 2014.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the PowerShot N2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the S9300 (£229.18), or the Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) both from Nikon are also worth considering.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot N2 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99), or the S9300 (£229.18) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) which all of have better reviews.

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Features

Good Features

Thirty-two people said in their reviews that the product had good features. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Many Useful Features” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “Canon is back with a second generation that boasts improved specs and more features”. Mz scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “There are many, many features that one can try -- if someone really wants to learn about how to use the camera”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Canon PowerShot N2 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

Other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99), or the P600 (£204.99) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm S9200 (£218.79) which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PowerShot N2 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The PowerShot N2 supports Full HD video. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera do not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of their better review scores, the S9300 (£229.18), and the S6400 (£219) both from Nikon are also worth considering.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Nikon S800c (£269.99) is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the PowerShot N2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot N2 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Nikon S9300 (£229.18), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99), or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228).

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

This camera has a still image resolution(s) of 4:3: 4608 x 3456| 3264 x 2448| 2048 x 1536| 640 x 480, which is typical of many cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age.

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 16.1MP digital cameras currently available including the P510 (£293), or the P600 (£204.99) both from Nikon or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS which all of have better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Fujifilm S9800 (£279) (16.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm S9800 (£279) (50x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this spec and age is 7.4. The Canon PowerShot N2 has a quite small maximum aperture number (9) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 40mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the PowerShot N2 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.8 inches, the PowerShot N2 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 2.8" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Sony DSC-WX10.

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujifilm S9800 (£279) (3" and higher rated), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (3" and higher rated).

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Has a Touchscreen

The PowerShot N2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 461,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot N2 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 230 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon PowerShot N2 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this digital camera take between 105 and 1,499 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Fifteen owners who bought it concluded that it had a good battery life. Five years ago website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good battery life”. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Battery Life Good So Far”. Niki mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “The battery life is decent.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

With a weight of 201 grams, the PowerShot N2 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Compact Size

Fourteen customers who reviewed the Canon PowerShot N2 considered that it was heavy and bulky. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus “It might be a little chunkier than its predecessor.”. Okieerik mentioned five years ago “It's large and bulky, including the extra Speedlite flash” in their review of this digital camera. Turco said “Quick processor for the heavy photos (sports photos at high speed”.

Twelve customers agreed that it was compact. Digital Versus said two years ago “Compact size” in their review of this digital camera. Mz mentioned “It is "relatively" compact.” in their review of this digital camera. Marcia wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “I was used only to compact point and shot câmeras”.

Twelve people who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Four years ago Me2nc gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “It's lightweight and easy to carry”. They also mentioned “It is a lightweight point and shoot with excellent telephoto capability” in their review. Three years ago Splovesjk wrote “Easy to use, lightweight, great panoramic pictures, @the 50x zoom is fabulous for taking long range pictures” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Four owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was easy to carry around. Susan mentioned “This camera is easy to carry around and use”. Housedobby said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Love the zoom power of this little, easy to carry camera”.

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good structurally. Patricia scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “Good sturdy construction and convenient design; nice that ISO”.

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Weak Flash

Nine customers who purchased it agreed that it did not have a good flash. Website Gadgetspeak.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Bright LED flash”. Website Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Non automatic flash”. Three years ago website Bestbuy.com said “Wish it had a built-in bounceable flash; prefer the old rangefinder format” in their review of this digital camera but in spite of that they still scored it 5 stars out of 5.

Good Video Capture

Thirty-one customers who bought this digital camera thought it was good for video recording. Phil the Photo Guy mentioned in his Canon PowerShot N2 review on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The video is extremely clear” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Okieerik said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Video capture is superb”. Nj Grandma mentioned “No matter what you choose to use the pictures or videos are great”.

Tilting Touch Screen

Nineteen people who bought it considered that it had a good screen. Two years ago website Gadgetspeak.com said “Tilting touch screen” but despite that they rated the Canon PowerShot N2 68 out of 100. Mz mentioned “The LCD screen is large and easy to see” in their review of this digital camera. Okieerik said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “The screen is big, bright”.

Sixteen people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Website Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Excellent Viewfinder”. Mz said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The optical viewfinder is perfect” in their review of this digital camera. Niki wrote two years ago “I like that it has a viewfinder option which is becoming an unfortunate scarcity; unfortunately, when using the viewfinder” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Three customers thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Patricia mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “Fast autofocus, excellent (big and clear) EVF, nice focus-assist zoom”. Three years ago Visorvet wrote on expert website Bestbuy.com “Better grip in the hand; some additional AF speed; speedier burst mode; continuous AF actually works in high-speed burst mode; nice magnified EVF; tilt screen that I use often;”.

Two customers thought it was mirrorless. Muggins wrote in their review of this digital camera “I just preferred the mirrorless”. Dennybow gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Compares favorably against mirrorless models as well” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Zoom

One hundred and twenty-seven owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Big Zoom” . They also wrote “Zoom While Record Video” in their review. Muddy Moose rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2 on expert website Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The 50x's optical zoom is very useful when I can't get close to a concert stage”.

Twenty customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it had a good lens. Nj Grandma scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “I also purchased the 67mm lens adapter and a clear UV filter to protect the lens”. Okieman1 scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “Low light ability bothers me, should have a faster lens” in their review of this digital camera. Four years ago Leslie scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “The 50x lens even fully extended without a tripod takes very clear images”.

Twenty owners mentioned that it had a good autofocus. Website Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Fastaccurate auto-focus” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Photo Mom wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Focus locks in quickly” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Justvideo said three years ago “The viewed images still seem out of focus” .

Thirteen owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Strong Image Stabilizer”. Website Amazon.co.uk scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good Image Stabilization”. Lomax gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “The image stabilization is top quality”.

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Good in Low Light

One hundred and sixty-six owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot N2 on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon Powershot N2 looks good and produces decent images.”. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Makes it a little bit easier to capture a photo using the shutter ring.”. Two years ago expert review site Photographyblog.com said “Clearly this is a camera aimed at fashion-conscious smartphone photographers who want better”.

Sixteen customers concluded that the product was good in low light. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Good in Low Light”. Last year Mo rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “This camera offers a lot of flexibility in a small package, from close-up to far away with nice resolution and good low light capabilities”. Kweilro wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Sharp pictures sensitive to low light, good wide angle even when you shoot too close to the object”.

Ten customers who purchased the product considered that it had a good picture resolution. Jumpnswing gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The resolution is quite good under these conditions”. Tica Md scored it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “Incredibly fast in shooting in sports mode” in their review of this digital camera. Blondie said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “20 mega pixels and a great macro lense”.

Four customers reckoned that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Photo Mom scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “The clarity is exceptional”. Tc wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Nature photography - birds, butterflies and mammals50x and very excellent clarity of photosLens cap can be a hassle to quickly remove or reset”. Tony said “I just received the camera a few days ago and have been shooting with it, great zoom and clarity” in his review of this digital camera.

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of colour rendition. Buellieboy said “Just amazing color rendition” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00400091560238, 04549292017465

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