As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A75 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot A75's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A80 and the PowerShot SX170 IS) and Nikon (such as the D5100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A75 compared to other compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 10 MP).

Canon PowerShot A80

Canon PowerShot A80
5 months older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A80 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A80 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much larger: Compact (103×65×35 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot A80 and PowerShot A75

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

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
6 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the S95 and PowerShot A75

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×58×30 mm) vs Compact (101×64×32 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
7 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and PowerShot A75

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

common strengths of the T2i and PowerShot A75

  • None found

Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x
5 years newer
$1,495 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-x (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the K-x (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • None found

common strengths of the K-x and PowerShot A75

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot A75 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) 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 (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (february 2004 vs august 2013).

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
9 years newer
$384

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the PowerShot A75)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX170 IS and PowerShot A75

  • None found