As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 55 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon Digital IXUS 55's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 75 and the Digital IXUS 850 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ4 and the Lumix FS50)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 55 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.5"), is significantly smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs compact (90×58×25 mm)) and is slightly lighter (155 g vs 195 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and is older (august 2005 vs september 2006).

Canon Digital IXUS 75

Canon Digital IXUS 75
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 75 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 75 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 75 and Digital IXUS 55

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 850 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 850 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Much larger: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

common strengths of the 850 IS and Digital IXUS 55

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 80 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 80 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the 80 IS and Digital IXUS 55

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon Digital IXUS 430

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1 year older

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

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

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

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 215 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 430 and Digital IXUS 55

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 55 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Canon PowerShot IXUS 500 HS

Canon IXUS 500 HS
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 500 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 500 HS and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 1000 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000 HS and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found

Samsung Digimax i5

Samsung Digimax i5
3 months older

Significant advantages of the i5 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the i5 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the i5 and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FS50

Panasonic Lumix FS50
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the FS50 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FS50 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the FS50 and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 70

Canon Digital IXUS 70
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 70 and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 55 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs compact (103×59×36 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4"), is much lighter (155 g vs 245 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP), is older (august 2005 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 245 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ4 and Digital IXUS 55

  • Very small: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 155 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D
8 years newer
$385 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1200D (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1200D (vs the Digital IXUS 55)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1200D and Digital IXUS 55

  • None found