As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot IXUS 145 is also often compared to ultra compacts and compacts. The Canon PowerShot IXUS 145's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H55 and the Cyber-shot WX50) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S4300 and the Coolpix S6800)

Competitor classes

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 145 compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (230 shots vs 180 shots), is newer (february 2014 vs february 2012) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H55
4 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H55 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Larger: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 200 g vs 127 g

common strengths of the DSC-H55 and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Compact (103×58×29 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 200 g vs 127 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
10 months newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 127 g

Samsung WB35F

Samsung WB35F
similar age
$425

Significant advantages of the WB35F (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the WB35F (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the WB35F and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Compact (101×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 144 g vs 127 g

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
2 years older
$199

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 175 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the A4000 IS and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Compact (95×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 127 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
1 year newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 127 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and IXUS 145

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 127 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 145 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it is newer (february 2014 vs february 2011), is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1"), has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly larger (super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs ultra compact (93×52×17 mm)), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot WX50

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50
2 years older
$120

Significant advantages of the WX50 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WX50 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX50 and IXUS 145

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
similar age
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and IXUS 145

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320
4 years older
$171

Significant advantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W320 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W320 and IXUS 145

  • None found

Samsung ST72

Samsung ST72
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ST72 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST72 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST72 and IXUS 145

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
3 years older

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and IXUS 145

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXUS 145 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly longer battery life (230 shots vs 180 shots) and is newer (february 2014 vs july 2009).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
2 years older
$295

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the S4300 and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
6 years older
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
2 years older
$219

Significant advantages of the A2400 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the A2400 IS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 175 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the A2400 IS and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
3 years older
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Samsung SL720

Samsung SL720
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SL720 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SL720 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL720 and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×60×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
1 year older

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the IXUS 145)

  • None found

common strengths of the A2500 and IXUS 145

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"