As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD600 is also often compared to ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD600's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD550 and the Rebel T4i) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-W690 and the Cyber-shot DSC-S60)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD600 compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs compact (97×64×40 mm)) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.6").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has a significantly shorter battery life (160 shots vs 240 shots), is older (february 2006 vs january 2008) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD550

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Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the SD600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the SD600)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SD550 and SD600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S60

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Significant advantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the SD600)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S60 (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Compact (97×64×40 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 35 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the DSC-S60 and SD600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Canon PowerShot SD500

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Significant advantages of the SD500 (vs the SD600)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD500 (vs the SD600)

  • Smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SD500 and SD600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD600

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD600)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 240 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD600)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD600

  • 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)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD600 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and is newer (february 2006 vs february 2005).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SD400

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Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 and SD600

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD200

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1 year older
$453

Significant advantages of the SD200 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD200 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD200 and SD600

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD300

Canon PowerShot SD300
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Significant advantages of the SD300 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD300 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD300 and SD600

  • None found

Samsung L110

Samsung L110
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the SD600)

  • None found

common strengths of the L110 and SD600

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD600 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($379.99 vs $1,094.00), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (170 g vs 760 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,037k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the SD600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 575 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the T4i and SD600

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
9 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the SD600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 420 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the D5500 and SD600

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 420 g vs 170 g

Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II
6 years newer
$1,094 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-5 II (vs the SD600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 II (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 760 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the K-5 II and SD600

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the SD600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 560 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the D5100 and SD600

  • Inexpensive: $372.11 vs $379.99

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the SD600)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the SD600)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 0.9"
  • Much heavier: 570 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the T3i and SD600

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD600 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W690 (vs the SD600)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W690 and SD600

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
9 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD600)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and SD600

  • Inexpensive: $158.32 vs $379.99

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
8 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD600

  • Inexpensive: $429.33 vs $379.99

Olympus VR320

Olympus VR-320
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the VR320 (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the VR320 (vs the SD600)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the VR320 and SD600

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS8 (vs the SD600)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-ZS8 and SD600

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD600 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), is slightly smaller (super compact (86×54×22 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.1"), is slightly lighter (170 g vs 650 g) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.9 MP).

Olympus SP-610 UZ

Olympus SP-610 UZ
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-610 UZ (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-610 UZ (vs the SD600)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly thicker: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SP-610 UZ and SD600

  • Very small: Standard size (107×73×73 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 405 g vs 170 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SD600)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the SD600)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and SD600

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Super compact (86×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 170 g