As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A1100 IS is also often compared to travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot A1100 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A1000 IS and the PowerShot A3100 IS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S9900)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A1100 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (95×62×31 mm) vs compact (97×58×28 mm)) and is older (february 2009 vs january 2010).

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

Canon PowerShot A1000 IS
5 months older

Significant advantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A1000 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A1000 IS and A1100 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Compact (96×63×31 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Very light: 155 g vs 150 g

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS
10 months newer
$159

Significant advantages of the A3100 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Significantly smaller: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A3100 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3100 IS and A1100 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A800

Canon PowerShot A800
2 years newer
$162

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A800 and A1100 IS

  • Very small: Compact (94×61×31 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Light weight: 186 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1300 IS
1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD1300 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD1300 IS and A1100 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (91×56×22 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A480

Canon PowerShot A480
similar age
$225

Significant advantages of the A480 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A480 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A480 and A1100 IS

  • Very small: Compact (92×62×31 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Very light: 140 g vs 150 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.2"

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS

Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the A2100 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A2100 IS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×64×32 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A2100 IS and A1100 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (102×64×32 mm) vs Compact (95×62×31 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 150 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A1100 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.7) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
6 years newer
$600

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.7
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S9900 and A1100 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
5 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2.7
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and A1100 IS

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
4 years newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the A1100 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.7
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ZS35 and A1100 IS

  • None found