As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD430 Wireless is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD430 Wireless's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD3500 IS and the Rebel T5i)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD430 Wireless compared to other compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.5"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
4 years newer

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

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

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

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and SD430 Wireless

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD430 Wireless compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.1") and is significantly lighter (185 g vs 650 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 185 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and SD430 Wireless

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 185 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
7 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • None found

common strengths of the T5i and SD430 Wireless

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD430 Wireless compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is much smaller (super compact (99×54×22 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1"), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3x vs 20x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
9 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the SD430 Wireless)

  • Much larger: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S7000 and SD430 Wireless

  • Very small: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Super compact (99×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 165 g vs 185 g