Updated 21 Nov 2016

Canon

PowerShot N2

Snapshot: The Canon PowerShot N2 compact camera has a touchscreen and can shoot Full-HD video. But how’s the image quality?

PowerShot N2
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$482

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Test results

Overall score
62
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Good screen.
  • Good video quality.
  • Has an articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot Full-HD video.

But

  • Just OK ease of use.
  • Extremely poor flash.
  • Has uses fiddly micro-sd memory cards.

How we test

Our test was a joint international consumer test, conducted by a laboratory in Europe.

Overall score includes:

Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.

Price is based on a survey of online retailers.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$482
Type
Compact

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
1/2.3" Back Illuminated CMOS
Memory card
Micro-SD
ISO range
100 - 3200
Optical zoom
8
Aperture range
3.0 - 5.9
Zoom range
29 - 224
Shutter range
1/2000 - 1
Dimensions (cm)
81 x 32 x 63
Weight (g)
203
Depth (mm)
32

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
No
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
No
Manual focus option
No

Monitor

Monitor size (inches)
2.8
Monitor pixels
461,000
Touchscreen
Articulated monitor

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
-
Viewfinder pixels
-

Video

Resolution
1920 x 1080
Microphone input
×

Flash

Flash type
Integrated
Connection for external flash
×

More info

Notes
-