As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon IXY 10S is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon IXY 10S's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P4 and the Coolpix L340) and Canon (such as the ELPH 500 HS and the IXY 50S)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), is significantly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 9.6 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P4

Nikon Coolpix P4
4 years older

Significant advantages of the P4 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P4 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (92×61×31 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

common strengths of the P4 and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (92×61×31 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3.2" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (101×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Compact (101×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD430 Wireless

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD430 Wireless (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD430 Wireless (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SD430 Wireless and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Shoots significantly faster: 10 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon Coolpix S550
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the S550 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the S550 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S550 and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a GPS
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S100 and IXY 10S

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 29 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is much larger (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs ultra compact (86×52×19 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (160 g vs 120 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Canon IXY Digital 50

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the IXY Digital 50 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXY Digital 50 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXY Digital 50 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Kodak Easyshare M5370

Kodak Easyshare M5370
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the M5370 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M5370 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the M5370 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200
1 year newer
$97

Significant advantages of the Mini M200 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Mini M200 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the Mini M200 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
5 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and IXY 10S

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.9" vs 4.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and IXY 10S

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 160 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
5 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L340 and IXY 10S

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

common strengths of the S4200 and IXY 10S

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2010 vs january 2013) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-4 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-4 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-4 and IXY 10S

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
5 months older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the G11 and IXY 10S

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3.3"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs mid size (122×64×41 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.6") and is slightly lighter (160 g vs 280 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 768k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
2 years newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3.3" vs 3.5"
  • Thicker: 1.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the NX300 and IXY 10S

  • Very large screens: 3.3" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 160 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Kiss X2

Canon EOS Kiss X2
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Kiss X2 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Kiss X2 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

common strengths of the Kiss X2 and IXY 10S

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY 10S compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), is much smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs compact (105×61×27 mm)) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2013).

Canon IXY 50S

Canon IXY 50S
6 months newer
$159

Significant advantages of the IXY 50S (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXY 50S (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the IXY 50S and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Compact (101×59×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 190 g vs 160 g

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W
similar age

Significant advantages of the HZ30W (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HZ30W (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much larger: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the HZ30W and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the SX610 HS and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 191 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
4 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 160 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the 115 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 115 HS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 115 HS and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 160 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the IXY 10S)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX210 IS and IXY 10S

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 220 g vs 160 g
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"