As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A470 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A470's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD790 IS and the PowerShot A580) and Nikon (such as the D5300)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A470 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (105×55×41 mm) vs super compact (92×58×20 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and is older (january 2008 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the A470)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Compact (105×55×41 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD790 IS (vs the A470)

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

common strengths of the SD790 IS and A470

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus VG-160

Olympus VG-160
4 years newer
$191

Significant advantages of the VG-160 (vs the A470)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×19 mm) vs Compact (105×55×41 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the VG-160 (vs the A470)

  • None found

common strengths of the VG-160 and A470

  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix F470 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix F470 Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the F470 Zoom (vs the A470)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×58×20 mm) vs Compact (105×55×41 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"

Significant disadvantages of the F470 Zoom (vs the A470)

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

common strengths of the F470 Zoom and A470

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A470 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), takes slightly higher resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 5 MP), is newer (january 2008 vs february 2005) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), is much larger (compact (105×55×41 mm) vs ultra compact (86×53×21 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.8"), is slightly heavier (215 g vs 150 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD400

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the A470)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the A470)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 and A470

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A470 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (105×55×41 mm) vs prosumer size (124×99×76 mm)), is thinner (1.6" vs 3") and is significantly lighter (215 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D5300

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

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the A470)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 7.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the A470)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×99×76 mm) vs Compact (105×55×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 480 g vs 215 g

common strengths of the D5300 and A470

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon A470 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3 vs f/2.6), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot A580

Canon PowerShot A580
similar age

Significant advantages of the A580 (vs the A470)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A580 (vs the A470)

  • None found

common strengths of the A580 and A470

  • Wide aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 215 g