As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon IXUS 155 is also often compared to ultra compacts and compacts. The Canon IXUS 155's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W830 and the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ18 and the Lumix DMC-XS1)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 155 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), is newer (february 2014 vs january 2013) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
similar age
$118 - $137

Significant advantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W830 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W830 and IXUS 155

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×23 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 122 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ18
3 years older
$275

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ18 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (105×58×33 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 210 g vs 142 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ18 and IXUS 155

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
similar age
$268 - $453

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • More zoom: 20x vs 10x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and IXUS 155

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 137 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
similar age
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and IXUS 155

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 121 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 25fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX80 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Shorter max exposures: 4 seconds vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-WX80 and IXUS 155

  • Very small: Super compact (92×52×22 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 124 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon IXUS 135

Canon IXUS 135
1 year older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 135 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 135 and IXUS 155

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 134 g vs 142 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 155 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/3 vs f/3.4), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), is newer (february 2014 vs september 2011) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (95×57×24 mm) vs ultra compact (93×57×17 mm)), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
similar age
$88 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and IXUS 155

  • None found

Kodak Easyshare M5370

Kodak Easyshare M5370
2 years older
$253

Significant advantages of the M5370 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M5370 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

common strengths of the M5370 and IXUS 155

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
1 year older
$98

Significant advantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-XS1 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-XS1 and IXUS 155

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS
3 years older

Significant advantages of the 1000 HS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000 HS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000 HS and IXUS 155

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 155 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (230 shots vs 170 shots) and is newer (february 2014 vs february 2009).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and is slightly more expensive ($321.96 vs $129.99).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
similar age
$133

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 15 seconds

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and IXUS 155

  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 142 g

Olympus mju 730 Digital

Olympus mju 730 Digital
7 years older

Significant advantages of the 730 Digital (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the 730 Digital (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps

common strengths of the 730 Digital and IXUS 155

  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×62×21 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS
5 years older

Significant advantages of the 95 IS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 95 IS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 2.7"
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 25fps

common strengths of the 95 IS and IXUS 155

  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×55×22 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 120 g vs 142 g

Canon IXUS 240 HS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 240 HS
2 years older

Significant advantages of the IXUS 240 HS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.7"
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 720p @ 25fps

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 240 HS (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the IXUS 240 HS and IXUS 155

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×57×21 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
2 years older
$130

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 230 shots
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JX500 and IXUS 155

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (95×57×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 113 g vs 142 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Olympus C-180

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the C-180 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C-180 (vs the IXUS 155)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the C-180 and IXUS 155

  • Light weight: 140 g vs 142 g