As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon IXY Digital 50 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Canon IXY Digital 50's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS M and the IXY 10S) and Nikon (such as the D5300 and the D4)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY Digital 50 compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 8 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung L100

Samsung L100
3 years newer
$140

Significant advantages of the L100 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L100 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the L100 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD200

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similar age
$453

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD200 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD400

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS

Canon ELPH 530 HS
7 years newer
$280

Significant advantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 530 HS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 530 HS and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D4

Nikon D4
7 years newer
$5,121 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D4 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D4 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the D4 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
6 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the 60D and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
10 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
11 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
9 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

Canon EOS Kiss X2

Canon EOS Kiss X2
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Kiss X2 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Kiss X2 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the Kiss X2 and IXY Digital 50

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY Digital 50 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs standard size (127×94×48 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.8"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 417 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
7 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 118k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and IXY Digital 50

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 147 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
9 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 118k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 417 g vs 147 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.9" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A7 and IXY Digital 50

  • Thin: 1.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 147 g

Sony Alpha A6000

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

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 118k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Significantly thicker: 1.8" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A6000 and IXY Digital 50

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 147 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY Digital 50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (105×59×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, 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).

Panasonic Lumix ZS20

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the ZS20 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS20 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 206 g vs 147 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the ZS20 and IXY Digital 50

  • Very small: Compact (105×59×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 206 g vs 147 g

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100

Fujifilm FinePix JZ100
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the JZ100 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the JZ100 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the JZ100 and IXY Digital 50

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 129 g vs 147 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
8 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and IXY Digital 50

  • Very small: Super compact (97×56×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 144 g vs 147 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
10 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and IXY Digital 50

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 141 g vs 147 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
8 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Larger: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and IXY Digital 50

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very light: 133 g vs 147 g
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon IXY Digital 50 compared to compact competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×21 mm) vs compact (87×57×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1"), is slightly lighter (147 g vs 205 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 9.8 MP) and is older (september 2004 vs january 2008).

Canon IXY 10S

Canon IXY 10S
5 years newer

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

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

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

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXY 10S and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS

Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
4 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the SD990 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Much higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 3.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SD990 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×62×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 205 g vs 147 g
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SD990 IS and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (98×62×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXY Digital 70

Canon IXY Digital 70
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the IXY Digital 70 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the IXY Digital 70 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • None found

common strengths of the IXY Digital 70 and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon IXY 200F

Canon IXY 200F
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the IXY 200F (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the IXY 200F (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Larger: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXY 200F and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot S400

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the IXY Digital 50)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2"
  • Much larger: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Much heavier: 230 g vs 147 g

common strengths of the S400 and IXY Digital 50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×21 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"