As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS IIs is also often compared to travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS IIs's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S110 and the PowerShot SX710 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-W650 and the Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

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

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 27 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
8 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IIs)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the IIs)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S110 and IIs

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650

Sony Cybershot DSC-W650
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the IIs)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W650 (vs the IIs)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W650 and IIs

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX100V
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the IIs)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX100v (vs the IIs)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-TX100v and IIs

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (97×58×18 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.9"

Canon Digital IXUS II

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9 months older

Significant advantages of the II (vs the IIs)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the II (vs the IIs)

  • None found

common strengths of the II and IIs

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IIs compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
11 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the IIs)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the IIs)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX710 HS and IIs

  • None found