The Canon PowerShot SD10 is mostly gets compared to compacts and digicams. The Canon PowerShot SD10's top rivals come from Pentax (such as the Optio A10 and the Optio 750Z) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S110)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD10 compared to compact competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (90×47×19 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 1.1") and is slightly lighter (140 g vs 198 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (78k dots vs 461k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 12 MP).

Pentax Optio A10

Pentax Optio A10
2 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the Optio A10 (vs the SD10)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Optio A10 (vs the SD10)

  • Much larger: Super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)

common strengths of the Optio A10 and SD10

  • Very small: Super compact (89×55×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 140 g

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
9 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD10)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD10)

  • Much larger: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Significantly heavier: 198 g vs 140 g

common strengths of the S110 and SD10

  • Very small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.7"
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 140 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD10 compared to digicam competitors include: it is thinner (0.7" vs 1.7").

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 1.8"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.9 MP vs 7 MP), is older (september 2003 vs august 2004), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Pentax Optio 750Z

Pentax Optio 750Z
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the 750Z (vs the SD10)

  • Much larger screen: 1.8" vs 1.5"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 750Z (vs the SD10)

  • None found

common strengths of the 750Z and SD10

  • Light weight: 255 g vs 140 g