The Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 90 IS and the Digital IXUS 860 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 870 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm) and is newer (september 2008 vs august 2007).

Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS
6 months older

Significant advantages of the 90 IS (vs the 870 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 90 IS (vs the 870 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the 90 IS and 870 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Compact (94×57×24 mm)

Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 860 IS
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 860 IS and 870 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (94×57×24 mm)