As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 50 is also often compared to waterproofs, compacts, travel zooms and digicams. The Canon Digital IXUS 50's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the XP90) and Olympus (such as the Stylus Tough TG-870)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 5 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2005 vs january 2012).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
8 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

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Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 30

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4 months older

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 30 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 30 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 30 and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 500 HS and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 40

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4 months older

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 40 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

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Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 40 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 40 and Digital IXUS 50

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compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 50 compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a built-in flash, is significantly smaller (ultra compact (86×53×21 mm) vs compact (110×71×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.3") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 8 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Fujifilm XP90

Fujifilm XP90
11 years newer
$78

Significant advantages of the XP90 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP90 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP90 and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and Digital IXUS 50

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 50 compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 37 mm), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×53×21 mm) vs compact (105×55×41 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.6") and is slightly lighter (150 g vs 200 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (february 2005 vs february 2006) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon Digital IXUS 500

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 500 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 500 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Heavier: 215 g vs 150 g

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 500 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×55×41 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A470 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon Digital IXUS 60

Canon Digital IXUS 60
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 60 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 60 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)

Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 800 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 800 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the 800 IS and Digital IXUS 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)

Canon Digital IXUS 700

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Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 700 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 700 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 700 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (february 2005 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
10 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 150 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 50 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2.5), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Samsung ST66

Samsung ST66
6 years newer
$101

Significant advantages of the ST66 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the ST66 (vs the Digital IXUS 50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ST66 and Digital IXUS 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.5 vs f/2.8