The Canon PowerShot S10 is mostly gets compared to super zooms and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot S10's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S5 IS) and Samsung (such as the Galaxy Camera)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S10 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (106×70×34 mm) vs prosumer size (117×80×78 mm)), is thinner (1.3" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (320 g vs 550 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 8 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (august 1999 vs may 2007).

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
7 years newer
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the S10)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the S10)

  • Thicker: 3.1" vs 1.3"

common strengths of the S5 IS and S10

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Mid size (106×70×34 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1.3"
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 320 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon S10 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (2x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 4.8") and is significantly larger (mid size (106×70×34 mm) vs compact (129×71×19 mm)).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
13 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S10)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S10)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the Camera and S10

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Fairly small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Mid size (106×70×34 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1.3"