As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 80 IS and the PowerShot SX210 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ62)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 860 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 34 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly longer battery life (270 shots vs 240 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (93×59×26 mm) vs super compact (91×57×21 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (august 2007 vs february 2011), is thicker (1" vs 0.9") and is slightly heavier (205 g vs 165 g).

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the 80 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 80 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the 80 IS and 860 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus TG-610

Olympus TG-610
3 years newer
$444

Significant advantages of the TG-610 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-610 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the TG-610 and 860 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×65×26 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 190 g vs 205 g

Kodak EasyShare M863

Kodak EasyShare M863
4 months newer
$120

Significant advantages of the M863 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (91×57×21 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 155 g vs 205 g

Significant disadvantages of the M863 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 34 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the M863 and 860 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×57×21 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 870 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Smaller: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 870 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 870 IS and 860 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly lighter: 140 g vs 205 g

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and 860 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 850 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 850 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 850 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the 850 IS and 860 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (90×58×25 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 860 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a slightly longer battery life (270 shots vs 220 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 8.5 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
2 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX210 IS and 860 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160

Canon PowerShot IXUS 160
7 years newer
$133

Significant advantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 160 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 160 and 860 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
8 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and 860 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
7 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 9.2 fps vs 1.3 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 270 shots

common strengths of the S7000 and 860 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
6 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX700 HS and 860 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 860 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (93×59×26 mm) vs prosumer size (120×81×92 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (205 g vs 470 g), has a faster max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/850 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 8 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (270 shots vs 450 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 450 shots vs 270 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 1"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and 860 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 493 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.3" vs 1"

common strengths of the L820 and 860 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 205 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1"

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
3 years newer
$489

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the 860 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the 860 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Thicker: 2.9" vs 1"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/850 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and 860 IS

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Compact (93×59×26 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1"
  • Very light: 413 g vs 205 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
4 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and 860 IS

  • None found

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D
3 years newer
$425 (body only)
$532 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 600D (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 600D (vs the 860 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 600D and 860 IS

  • None found