As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS Wireless is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS Wireless's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300) and Canon (such as the Digital IXUS 210 IS and the EOS 700D)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Wireless compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS

Canon Digital IXUS 210 IS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 210 IS (vs the Wireless)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 210 IS (vs the Wireless)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 210 IS and Wireless

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Wireless compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (185 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Wireless)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the Wireless)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and Wireless

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 185 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Wireless compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (185 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D
7 years newer
$532 (body only)
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the Wireless)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the Wireless)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the 700D and Wireless

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Wireless compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1"), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
9 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the Wireless)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the Wireless)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S7000 and Wireless

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 165 g vs 185 g