As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 430 is also often compared to super zooms and travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS 430's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L340 and the Coolpix S9300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot IXUS 125 HS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 430 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7.1 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 125 HS

Canon IXUS 125 HS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 125 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 125 HS and Digital IXUS 430

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)

Olympus mju 410 Digital

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similar age

Significant advantages of the mju 410 Digital (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the mju 410 Digital (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the mju 410 Digital and Digital IXUS 430

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Samsung S1070

Samsung S1070
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S1070 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP
  • Lighter: 150 g vs 215 g

Significant disadvantages of the S1070 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S1070 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×62×24 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Ricoh Caplio R5

Ricoh Caplio R5
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the R5 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the R5 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the R5 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (96×55×26 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 1.1"

Canon Digital IXUS 55

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 55 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 155 g vs 215 g

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 55 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 55 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)

Canon Digital IXUS 500

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 500 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 500 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 500 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 430 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact (87×57×28 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1.1" vs 4.8"), is slightly lighter (215 g vs 590 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 64.6x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 4 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
11 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L340 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400
10 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H400 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.1"

common strengths of the DSC-H400 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Light weight: 628 g vs 215 g

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
12 years newer
$229 - $237

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1.1"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Digital IXUS 430

  • Very small: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.1"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
10 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (87×57×28 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 215 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and Digital IXUS 430

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 215 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 430 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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14 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and Digital IXUS 430

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the Digital IXUS 430)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S9300 and Digital IXUS 430

  • None found