As well as being compared against other digicams, the Canon PowerShot A610 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot A610's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A720 IS and the ELPH 310 HS) and Sony (such as the Cybershot DSC-RX100)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A610 compared to other digicam competitors include: it supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP) and is older (august 2005 vs august 2007).

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A720 IS (vs the A610)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the A720 IS (vs the A610)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A720 IS and A610

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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A610 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,229k dots).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A610)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 115k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the A610)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and A610

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G5

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2 years older
$899

Significant advantages of the G5 (vs the A610)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the G5 (vs the A610)

  • None found

common strengths of the G5 and A610

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A610 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 461k dots), is much larger (mid size (105×66×49 mm) vs super compact (96×57×22 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift).

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
6 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the A610)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Mid size (105×66×49 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the A610)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 310 HS and A610

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A610 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (105×66×49 mm) vs professional size (125×87×110 mm)), is thinner (1.9" vs 4.3") and is slightly lighter (285 g vs 588 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
7 years newer
$534

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the A610)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the A610)

  • Larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (105×66×49 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.3" vs 1.9"
  • Heavier: 588 g vs 285 g

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and A610

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Mid size (105×66×49 mm)
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 285 g
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.9"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A610 compared to compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), is much larger (mid size (105×66×49 mm) vs super compact (92×57×22 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix S570

Nikon Coolpix S570
4 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the S570 (vs the A610)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×57×22 mm) vs Mid size (105×66×49 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the S570 (vs the A610)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S570 and A610

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