As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon Digital IXUS v2 is also often compared to travel zooms. The Canon Digital IXUS v2's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX130 IS and the PowerShot SX600 HS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon v2 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
10 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the v2)

  • 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 v2)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S110 and v2

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (87×57×27 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon v2 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.8) 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"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
8 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the v2)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the v2)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX130 IS and v2

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
11 years newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the v2)

  • 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 SX600 HS (vs the v2)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX600 HS and v2

  • None found