As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS i7 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, digicams and travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS i7's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 450D and the EOS 1200D) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cybershot WX7)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Canon i7 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.6), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cybershot WX7

Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the WX7 (vs the i7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WX7 (vs the i7)

  • None found

common strengths of the WX7 and i7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon IXUS 115 HS

Canon IXUS 115 HS
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the i7)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 115 HS (vs the i7)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 115 HS and i7

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon i7 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (120 g vs 580 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D
1 year newer
$292 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 450D (vs the i7)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 450D (vs the i7)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 524 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the 450D and i7

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.9"

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D
7 years newer
$385 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1200D (vs the i7)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the 1200D (vs the i7)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the 1200D and i7

  • None found

Canon EOS 700D

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

Significant advantages of the 700D (vs the i7)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the 700D (vs the i7)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 580 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the 700D and i7

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon i7 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs mid size (120×67×45 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.8") and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
7 years newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the i7)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the i7)

  • Thicker: 1.8" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the A6000 and i7

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 120 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 0.9"

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon i7 compared to digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs prosumer size (121×82×97 mm)), is newer (september 2006 vs january 2002), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.8"), is significantly lighter (120 g vs 590 g) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 3 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.6 fps vs 5 fps), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the i7)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the i7)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (121×82×97 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 120 g

common strengths of the S602 Zoom and i7

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon i7 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (96×45×24 mm) vs compact (98×55×26 mm)) and is slightly lighter (120 g vs 158 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (september 2006 vs february 2014).

Canon IXUS 155

Canon IXUS 155
7 years newer
$318

Significant advantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the i7)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 155 (vs the i7)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXUS 155 and i7

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 142 g vs 120 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZX1 (vs the i7)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZX1 (vs the i7)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-ZX1 and i7

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Super compact (96×45×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 120 g