As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A570 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Canon PowerShot A570 IS's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare C143) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX700 HS and the PowerShot SX100 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A570 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (2.5" vs 2"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (february 2007 vs january 2003), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (90×64×43 mm) vs compact (91×61×27 mm)), is thicker (1.7" vs 1.2"), is slightly heavier (215 g vs 178 g) and is slightly more expensive ($379.99 vs $99.99).

Kodak EasyShare C143

Kodak EasyShare C143
3 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the C143 (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×62×30 mm) vs Compact (90×64×43 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 32 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the C143 (vs the A570 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the C143 and A570 IS

  • Light weight: 172 g vs 215 g

Olympus Stylus 300

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×56×34 mm) vs Compact (90×64×43 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 1.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Stylus 300 and A570 IS

  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S650
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-S650 (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much smaller: Compact (91×61×27 mm) vs Compact (90×64×43 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 1.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S650 (vs the A570 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-S650 and A570 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Light weight: 178 g vs 215 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A570 IS 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 narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 922k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
7 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 115k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the A570 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/2.6
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and A570 IS

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $379.99

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
5 months newer
$600

Significant advantages of the SX100 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX100 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX100 IS and A570 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.6
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX130 IS and A570 IS

  • Inexpensive: $319.95 vs $379.99

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the A570 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the A570 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A580 and A570 IS

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to digicam competitors the Canon A570 IS is older (february 2007 vs august 2007).

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the A720 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A720 IS (vs the A570 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A720 IS and A570 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.6
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 250 g vs 215 g