As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS is also often compared to ultra compacts, super zooms, pro digicams, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P4 and the Coolpix L340) and Canon (such as the ELPH 500 HS and the PowerShot SD4500 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.5"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2010 vs january 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 9.6 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P4

Nikon Coolpix P4
4 years older

Significant advantages of the P4 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the P4 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the P4 and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon ELPH 500 HS

Canon ELPH 500 HS
1 year newer
$700

Significant advantages of the 500 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the 500 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the 500 HS and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Canon PowerShot SD430 Wireless

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4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD430 Wireless (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD430 Wireless (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the SD430 Wireless and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
2 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second

common strengths of the S110 and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

Nikon Coolpix S550

Nikon Coolpix S550
2 years older
$299

Significant advantages of the S550 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S550 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the S550 and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
1 year newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S100 and SD3500 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 29 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs ultra compact (86×52×19 mm)), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (160 g vs 120 g).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and SD3500 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD300

Canon PowerShot SD300
5 years older

Significant advantages of the SD300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD300 and SD3500 IS

  • None found

Kodak Easyshare M5370

Kodak Easyshare M5370
1 year newer
$280

Significant advantages of the M5370 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M5370 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the M5370 and SD3500 IS

  • None found

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200

Kodak EasyShare Mini M200
1 year newer
$97

Significant advantages of the Mini M200 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Mini M200 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Mini M200 and SD3500 IS

  • None found

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX55
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX55 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX55 and SD3500 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
5 months older
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and SD3500 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a touch screen and is thinner (0.9" vs 4.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 12 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
5 years newer
$382 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much thicker: 4.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and SD3500 IS

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 160 g

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
5 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the L340 and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very light: 430 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 0.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Larger: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S4200 and SD3500 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 0.9"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.8"), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2010 vs january 2013) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Ricoh WG-4

Ricoh WG-4
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the WG-4 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the WG-4 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the WG-4 and SD3500 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G11

Canon PowerShot G11
5 months older

Significant advantages of the G11 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the G11 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the G11 and SD3500 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3.3"), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs mid size (122×64×41 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.6") and is slightly lighter (160 g vs 280 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 768k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 9 fps).

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
2 years newer
$699 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 768k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3.3" vs 3.5"
  • Thicker: 1.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the NX300 and SD3500 IS

  • Very large screens: 3.3" vs 3.5"
  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×64×41 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Light weight: 280 g vs 160 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3.5" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.7 fps vs 3.5 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and has much more shutter lag (320 ms vs 160 ms).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 3.5 fps vs 0.7 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.9"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD3500 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly larger screen (3.5" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs compact (105×61×27 mm)) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2013).

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4500 IS
6 months newer
$270

Significant advantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SD4500 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SD4500 IS and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Compact (101×59×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 190 g vs 160 g

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W
similar age

Significant advantages of the HZ30W (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the HZ30W (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • Larger: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the HZ30W and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Compact (107×61×28 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
4 years newer
$254

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.8
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the SX610 HS and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 191 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
4 years newer
$259

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 160 g

Canon ELPH 115 HS

Canon ELPH 115 HS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 115 HS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.5"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 115 HS and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×52×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 160 g

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS
similar age
$499

Significant advantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX210 IS (vs the SD3500 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly larger: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Smaller screen: 3" vs 3.5"

common strengths of the SX210 IS and SD3500 IS

  • Very small: Compact (106×59×32 mm) vs Super compact (99×56×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 220 g vs 160 g