As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 65 is also often compared to ultra compacts, digicams, travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS 65's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A650 IS and the Digital IXUS 120 IS) and Olympus (such as the SP-600 UZ)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Canon Digital IXUS 65 has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 330 shots).

Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 90 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 160 shots
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 90 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 90 IS and Digital IXUS 65

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and Digital IXUS 65

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 65 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (february 2006 vs august 2009) and is slightly heavier (175 g vs 120 g).

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 120 IS
3 years newer
$252

Significant advantages of the 120 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 120 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 120 IS and Digital IXUS 65

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 85 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 85 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the 85 IS and Digital IXUS 65

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 65 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.2").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 12 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (february 2006 vs august 2007).

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A650 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 160 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A650 IS (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A650 IS and Digital IXUS 65

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 65 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.7) and has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a significantly shorter battery life (160 shots vs 220 shots) and is older (february 2006 vs january 2015).

Canon IXUS 150

Canon IXUS 150
8 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 210 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 150 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 150 and Digital IXUS 65

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
9 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and Digital IXUS 65

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 175 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
7 years newer
$186

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S3600 and Digital IXUS 65

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 175 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Digital IXUS 65 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (175 g vs 455 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.1 fps vs 10 fps), is older (february 2006 vs february 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus SP-600 UZ

Olympus SP-600 UZ
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-600 UZ (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.1 fps
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SP-600 UZ (vs the Digital IXUS 65)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Larger: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SP-600 UZ and Digital IXUS 65

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"