As well as being compared against other digicams, the Canon PowerShot A50 is also often compared to travel zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot A50's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 140 IS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix A920)

Competitor classes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A50 compared to other digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2" vs 1.8"), is newer (march 1999 vs november 1998) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/750 of a second vs 1/500 of a second).

Olympus D-400 Zoom

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4 months older

Significant advantages of the D-400 Zoom (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D-400 Zoom (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/750 of a second

common strengths of the D-400 Zoom and PowerShot A50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A50 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.6 vs f/3.2) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (mid size (103×68×37 mm) vs super compact (95×54×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (march 1999 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
15 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (103×68×37 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and PowerShot A50

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Mid size (103×68×37 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.5"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A50 compared to compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 39 mm) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (mid size (103×68×37 mm) vs super compact (89×57×22 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.2 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (march 1999 vs january 2010).

Fujifilm FinePix A920

Fujifilm FinePix A920
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the A920 (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much smaller: Compact (98×62×32 mm) vs Mid size (103×68×37 mm)
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.1 MP vs 1.2 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A920 (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 28 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A920 and PowerShot A50

  • None found

Samsung PL51

Samsung PL51
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the PL51 (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (89×57×22 mm) vs Mid size (103×68×37 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the PL51 (vs the PowerShot A50)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PL51 and PowerShot A50

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6