As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD450 is also often compared to ultra compacts, travel zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon PowerShot SD450's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD750 and the PowerShot SD880 IS) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-TZ4 and the Lumix FH10)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD450 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly lighter (155 g vs 195 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP), is older (august 2005 vs february 2007) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750
1 year newer
$158

Significant advantages of the SD750 (vs the SD450)

  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD750 (vs the SD450)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD750 and SD450

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
3 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD450)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD450)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD450

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
2 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD450)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD450)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD450

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot S410

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S410 (vs the SD450)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S410 (vs the SD450)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 215 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the S410 and SD450

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD450 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (august 2005 vs january 2012).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Canon ELPH 520 HS
6 years newer
$238

Significant advantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 520 HS (vs the SD450)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 520 HS and SD450

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD450)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD450

  • None found

Samsung Digimax i5

Samsung Digimax i5
3 months older

Significant advantages of the i5 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the i5 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

common strengths of the i5 and SD450

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix FH10

Panasonic Lumix FH10
7 years newer
$160

Significant advantages of the FH10 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FH10 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

common strengths of the FH10 and SD450

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
1 year newer
$670

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD450)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and SD450

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD450 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is much smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs compact (103×59×36 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4"), is significantly lighter (155 g vs 245 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 8 MP), is older (august 2005 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the SD450)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ4 (vs the SD450)

  • Much larger: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 245 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ4 and SD450

  • Fairly small: Compact (103×59×36 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 245 g vs 155 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD450 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs professional size (130×100×78 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (155 g vs 480 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 18 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
8 years newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD450)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 115k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the SD450)

  • Much larger: Professional size (130×100×78 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 480 g vs 155 g

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and SD450

  • None found