As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon Digital IXUS 90 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S110 and the IXUS 265 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6300 and the Coolpix S510)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 90 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), is much smaller (super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a much longer battery life (330 shots vs 200 shots) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 7 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
4 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 330 shots
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S110 and 90 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
3 years newer
$215

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly lighter: 145 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the A3400 IS and 90 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS
6 months newer

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

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

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

  • Significantly larger: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

common strengths of the 870 IS and 90 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470
similar age

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×55×41 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A470 and 90 IS

  • Light weight: 215 g vs 195 g

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the 80 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 80 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the 80 IS and 90 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 300 shots vs 330 shots

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 90 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is significantly smaller (super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs compact (96×55×25 mm)) and has a significantly longer battery life (330 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 6 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (march 2008 vs january 2014) and is slightly heavier (195 g vs 147 g).

Canon IXUS 265 HS

Canon IXUS 265 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 265 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10.5 fps vs 1.4 fps

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 265 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

common strengths of the IXUS 265 HS and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 195 g

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the S6300 and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 195 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot IXUS 170
6 years newer
$371

Significant advantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 141 g vs 195 g
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 170 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the IXUS 170 and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 195 g

Canon IXUS 230 HS

Canon IXUS 230 HS
3 years newer
$285

Significant advantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly lighter: 140 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 230 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the IXUS 230 HS and 90 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 195 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
5 years newer
$779

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the 90 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 330 shots
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

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

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Lighter: 147 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the 90 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and 90 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 195 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 90 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (march 2008 vs august 2007).

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)), is slightly heavier (195 g vs 125 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S510

Nikon Coolpix S510
6 months older

Significant advantages of the S510 (vs the 90 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S510 (vs the 90 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S510 and 90 IS

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 85 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the 85 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 85 IS (vs the 90 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 85 IS and 90 IS

  • None found