The Canon PowerShot A460 is mostly gets compared to super zooms. The Canon PowerShot A460's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ10)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A460 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (106×52×40 mm) vs professional size (87×139×106 mm)), is newer (january 2007 vs october 2003), is thinner (1.6" vs 4.2") and is slightly lighter (215 g vs 550 g).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ10

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Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ10 (vs the A460)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ10 (vs the A460)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (87×139×106 mm) vs Compact (106×52×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 550 g vs 215 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ10 and A460

  • Fairly small: Professional size (87×139×106 mm) vs Compact (106×52×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 215 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"