Canon N overview
Canon N is Canon's Small Sensor Compact camera first introduced on January of 2013. It has got a 12 MegaPixel, CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 2248.
The N is rated #97 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #899 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can check our Advanced camera search to find camera results based on your customized requirements.
Below is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon N family
The Canon N is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range underneath.
Canon N Gallery
You can see the N from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon N Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of pluses and minuses of the Canon N based on factors which are often seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon N Sensor info
The Canon N is run by the Digic 5 processor chip. The specification of the sensor in the Canon N is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4000 x 2248 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Optical). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter might cause cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 80 - 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The image underneath displays the N's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The N sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon N dimensions
Canon N weighs around 0.43 pounds (195 gr / 6.88 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 79mm x 60mm x 29mm (3.1" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 gr so the Canon N is heavier when compared with other competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Canon N next to a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show the button design on the N.
Canon N Lens info
The N has a built-in lens providing a focal range of 28-224mm making it a 8.0 x zoom which is not at all great but it will surely be very helpful in certain scenarios.
At the widest 28mm, the lens has an aperture of f3.0 and that's fairly slow and not the best for low light occasions and you will struggle to get good bokeh. You would also have to boost the ISO setting which results in noisy files. For the tele end, 224mm comes to f5.9 which is quite slow and you would need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Canon N Connectivity
The N has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
Some applications even give a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Canon N Video info
The highest video resolution in the Canon N is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in H.264 format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance in quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone port which means you get no control over the audio. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at another model should you need good audio for your video clips.
Canon N Weather Sealing
Canon N doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.
Canon N Display and Viewfinder
The Canon N has got a 2.8 inch tilting screen boasting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
It has got a selfie friendly display for self portraits and even group photos when required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means that you are able to set focus points as well as adjust settings by using your fingers.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs for Canon N are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really useful in sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Canon N Shutter info
Canon N is able to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Canon N Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon N has only built in flash without external flash ability.
Canon N Autofocusing info
Canon N has just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & accurate when compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Canon N does not have manual focus. Manual focus ability is useful in low light or you want to have more accurate focus control.
Canon N Battery life
The battery power (NB-9L) for the Canon N is made to last for 200 photographs with respect to the CIPA standards making it lesser compared to it's competition. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the highest (470) battery life in this type of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
Canon N for varying kinds of photography
The following diagram displays a analysis of the Canon N for varying kinds of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon N Portrait photography features
The Canon N has a rating of 22 which is horrible, meaning that it is simply not appropriate to use for portraits. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Canon N Street photography information
Having a above average score of 65, the Canon N is a respectable option for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon N Sports photography info
A horrible sports photography score of 25 indicates the Canon N is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon N as a Travel photography camera
Portability is extremely crucial in picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Canon N gets a above average 61 for a travel camera which makes it a fine pick to take on your trips.
Canon N as a Landscape photography camera
When you're looking to choose a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon N at it's horrible score of 36 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate compared to it's competition.
Canon N as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging ought to have a articulating display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon N is a respectable fit for vlogging as it receives a nice score of 73.
Canon N Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the N, here is a number of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.
The chart underneath offers you a summary of the N versus it's highest ranking competitors mentioned previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might view as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.