As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS 800 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the Digital IXUS 950 IS) and Nikon (such as the D800 and the D5100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 800 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.4") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 950 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 950 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 950 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 950 IS and 800 IS

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

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 970 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the 970 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 240 shots
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 970 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 970 IS and 800 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×27 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the 850 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the 850 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 850 IS and 800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
8 years newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 173k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the 800 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 290 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and 800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 173k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 1"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and 800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
4 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the 800 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3200 IS and 800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 800 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (195 g vs 730 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
10 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 730 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 800 IS

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the 800 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the D5100 and 800 IS

  • None found

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
10 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 465 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the D5600 and 800 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1"

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
9 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 800 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"

common strengths of the D7200 and 800 IS

  • None found

Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D
9 years newer
$556 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 750D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 750D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 750D and 800 IS

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
7 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the 800 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"

common strengths of the D3300 and 800 IS

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 195 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 800 IS compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (149×112×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (195 g vs 910 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
6 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 770 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 6D and 800 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 195 g

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
5 years newer
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,000 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the D800 and 800 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 60D and 800 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 195 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
7 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 70D and 800 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 195 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
7 years newer
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 2.1 fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 910 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and 800 IS

  • Built-in flashes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 800 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2006 vs august 2010), is thicker (1" vs 0.8") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 1000 HS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1000 HS (vs the 800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000 HS and 800 IS

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 50

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1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 50 and 800 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 800 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (195 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 461k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the 800 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the 800 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX50 HS and 800 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 195 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1"