As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD100 is also often compared to ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD100's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1000 and the PowerShot SD780 IS) and Samsung (such as the Digimax A55W)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD100 compared to other compact competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs compact (106×56×27 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2") and is older (may 2003 vs june 2005).

Samsung Digimax A55W

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A55W (vs the SD100)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the A55W (vs the SD100)

  • Much larger: Compact (106×56×27 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the A55W and SD100

  • Very small: Compact (106×56×27 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 185 g

Canon PowerShot SD110

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the SD110 (vs the SD100)

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Significant disadvantages of the SD110 (vs the SD100)

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common strengths of the SD110 and SD100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

Casio QV-R41

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9 months newer

Significant advantages of the QV-R41 (vs the SD100)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the QV-R41 (vs the SD100)

  • Much larger: Compact (88×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the QV-R41 and SD100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (88×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (85×56×24 mm)
  • Light weight: 198 g vs 185 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Canon SD100 has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), is significantly larger (super compact (85×56×24 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP) and is older (may 2003 vs february 2007).

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
3 years newer
$670

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and SD100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD100)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD100

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD200

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1 year newer
$453

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the SD100)

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Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the SD100)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD200 and SD100

  • None found