Canon PowerShot N2 Review

April 22, 2015 | Jack Baker |
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Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type back-illuminated CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.1M¹
Effective / Total Pixels Approx. 16.8M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 6 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length 5.0 – 40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 224 mm)
Zoom Optical 8x
ZoomPlus 16x
Digital Approx. 4x¹
Combined Approx. 32x
Maximum f/number f/3.0 – f/5.9
Construction 8 elements in 7 groups (1 double-sided aspherical lens, 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens, 1 single-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), Approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (9-point, Face Detection or Touch AF)
AF Modes Continuous, Servo AF/AE(in Auto mode), Touch AF
AF Assist Beam Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in Macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Touch AF frame)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments
ISO sensitivity AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

SHUTTER

Speed 1 – 1/2000 sec. (factory default)
1 – 1/2000 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H.
Type sRGB

LCD MONITOR

Monitor Tilt type 7.1 cm (2.8”) PureColor II G Touch screen LCD (TFT). Approx. 461,000 dots. Capacitive type
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels

FLASH

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off
Slow Sync Speed Yes. Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 1.7 m (W)

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (58 scenes detected), Hybrid Auto, P, Creative Shot, Self-Portrait, Low Light (4.0 MP), Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Soft Focus, Monochrome
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), P, Creative Shot, Miniature Effect, Monochrome
Drive modes Single, Auto Drive, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.7 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full) ¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 2048 x 1536, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 2048 x 1368, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1536 x 1536, (S) 480 x 480
Compression Fine
Movies (Full HD) 1920 x 1080, 30 fps, (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length (Full HD & HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MP4 [Video: MPEG4-AVC (H.264), Audio: MPEG4 AAC-LC (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes (via USB or Wireless LAN)

OTHER FEATURES

GPS GPS via mobile (linked to compatible smartphone)
Red-Eye Correction Yes, during playback
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes, with Auto Rotate
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Hebrew

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Computer/Other Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11b/g/n), (2.4 GHz only), with NFC support¹

MEMORY CARD

Type microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1
Mac OS X 10.8 / 10.9
For Wi-Fi connection to a PC:
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 7 SP1 only
Mac OS X 10.8.2 or later / 10.9

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other CameraWindow DC
PhotoStitch
Map Utility

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-9L (NB-9L battery and Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E (USB) supplied)
Battery life Approx. 200 shots
Eco mode approx. 270 shots
Approx. 180 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC70

ACCESSORIES

Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter kit ACK-DC70, Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30E (USB), Battery Charger CB-2LBE

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C (5 - 40 °C when using CA-DC30E), 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 80.9 x 62.0 x 32.3 mm
Weight Approx. 201 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
   
Effective Pixels ¹ Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350 mm (35 mm equivalent) are measured at 350 mm.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Computer/Other ¹ Wi-Fi use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Wi-Fi support varies by device and region. For more information visit www.canon-europe.com/wirelesscompacts