As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A450 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A450's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T4i and the PowerShot A3000 IS) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-S880)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A450 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is slightly larger (compact (106×52×40 mm) vs compact (97×58×28 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
3 years newer
$240

Significant advantages of the A3000 IS (vs the A450)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 IS (vs the A450)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A3000 IS and A450

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A450 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (106×52×40 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (215 g vs 575 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (86k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the A450)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 86k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the A450)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Compact (106×52×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 575 g vs 215 g

common strengths of the T4i and A450

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A450 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.8"), is much larger (compact (106×52×40 mm) vs ultra compact (95×60×17 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP), is older (january 2007 vs july 2007) and is thicker (1.6" vs 0.7").

Casio Exilim EX-S880

Casio Exilim EX-S880
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the EX-S880 (vs the A450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-S880 (vs the A450)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-S880 and A450

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A450 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a slightly larger screen (2" vs 1.8"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (5 MP vs 1.3 MP), is newer (january 2007 vs september 1998) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm).

Fujifilm MX-500

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the MX-500 (vs the A450)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the MX-500 (vs the A450)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the MX-500 and A450

  • Light weight: 220 g vs 215 g
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel