As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD630 is also often compared to ultra compacts, digicams, travel zooms and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD630's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A650 IS and the PowerShot SD940 IS) and Olympus (such as the SP-600 UZ)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Canon SD630 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 (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 330 shots).

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD630)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 330 shots vs 160 shots
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD630

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)

Canon ELPH 100 HS

Canon ELPH 100 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD630)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the 100 HS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the 100 HS and SD630

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×20 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD630 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5").

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 (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), is older (february 2006 vs august 2009) and is slightly heavier (175 g vs 120 g).

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
3 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and SD630

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD770 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD770 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD770 IS and SD630

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD630 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is thinner (0.8" vs 2.2").

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 12 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much shorter battery life (160 shots vs 300 shots) and is older (february 2006 vs august 2007).

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the A650 IS (vs the SD630)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer battery life: 300 shots vs 160 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A650 IS (vs the SD630)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the A650 IS and SD630

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD630 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.7) and has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a significantly shorter battery life (160 shots vs 220 shots) and is older (february 2006 vs january 2015).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 210 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and SD630

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 130 g vs 175 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
9 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 220 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD630)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and SD630

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 175 g

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600
7 years newer
$186

Significant advantages of the S3600 (vs the SD630)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly longer battery life: 230 shots vs 160 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S3600 (vs the SD630)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S3600 and SD630

  • Very small: Super compact (97×58×20 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 125 g vs 175 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD630 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is slightly smaller (super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs prosumer size (110×90×91 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (175 g vs 455 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.8 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (2.1 fps vs 10 fps), is older (february 2006 vs february 2010) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus SP-600 UZ

Olympus SP-600 UZ
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the SP-600 UZ (vs the SD630)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Shoots faster: 10 fps vs 2.1 fps
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SP-600 UZ (vs the SD630)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Larger: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the SP-600 UZ and SD630

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×90×91 mm) vs Super compact (90×57×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 455 g vs 175 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.8"