As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Canon PowerShot Pro1 is also often compared to boutiques, super zooms and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot Pro1's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G1X and the PowerShot SX30 IS) and Konica Minolta (such as the DiMAGE A2)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Pro1 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.5 fps vs 9.6 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2

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Significant advantages of the DiMAGE A2 (vs the Pro1)

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Significant disadvantages of the DiMAGE A2 (vs the Pro1)

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common strengths of the DiMAGE A2 and Pro1

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Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
7 years newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the Pro1)

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Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the Pro1)

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common strengths of the S100 and Pro1

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compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Pro1 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (7.1x vs 4x), is significantly smaller (prosumer size (118×72×90 mm) vs large (139×168×97 mm)) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (235k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
8 years newer
$695

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the Pro1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 235k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the Pro1)

  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 7.1x

common strengths of the G1X and Pro1

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 7.1x
  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the Pro1)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-R1 (vs the Pro1)

  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 7.1x
  • Much larger: Large (139×168×97 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×72×90 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 995 g vs 640 g

common strengths of the DSC-R1 and Pro1

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 7.1x
  • Built-in flashes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Pro1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/2.7), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm) and has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 2.7"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (february 2004 vs september 2010).

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
6 years newer
$582

Significant advantages of the SX30 IS (vs the Pro1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX30 IS (vs the Pro1)

  • None found

common strengths of the SX30 IS and Pro1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.4
  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×92×108 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×72×90 mm)
  • Light weight: 601 g vs 640 g

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
3 years newer
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the Pro1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the Pro1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the S5 IS and Pro1

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.4
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×72×90 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.5"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon Pro1 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.4 vs f/3.1), has a marginally larger sensor (2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm), has a viewfinder (digital vs none), supports an external flash and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), is much larger (prosumer size (118×72×90 mm) vs compact (106×59×32 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (february 2004 vs february 2010) and is thicker (3.5" vs 1.3").

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
6 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the Pro1)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×72×90 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the Pro1)

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

common strengths of the SX210 IS and Pro1

  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second