As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS II is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Canon Digital IXUS II's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 70 and the Digital IXUS 1000 HS) and Samsung (such as the Digimax A55W)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon II compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs compact (106×56×27 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2") and is older (may 2003 vs june 2005).

Samsung Digimax A55W

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A55W (vs the II)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A55W (vs the II)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×56×27 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the A55W and II

  • Very small: Compact (106×56×27 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 185 g

Canon Digital IXUS IIs

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the IIs (vs the II)

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Significant disadvantages of the IIs (vs the II)

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common strengths of the IIs and II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Casio QV-R41

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the QV-R41 (vs the II)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the QV-R41 (vs the II)

  • Much larger: Compact (88×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the QV-R41 and II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (88×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 185 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon II compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is slightly larger (super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon Digital IXUS 70

Canon Digital IXUS 70
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the II)

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Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 70 (vs the II)

  • None found

common strengths of the Digital IXUS 70 and II

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS

Canon Digital IXUS 1000 HS
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the 1000 HS (vs the II)

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Significant disadvantages of the 1000 HS (vs the II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1000 HS and II

  • None found

Canon Digital IXUS 30

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Digital IXUS 30 (vs the II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Digital IXUS 30 (vs the II)

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common strengths of the Digital IXUS 30 and II

  • None found