As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD700 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD700 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the PowerShot SD850 IS) and Nikon (such as the D800 and the D5100)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD700 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 1.4") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD850 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD850 IS and SD700 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (90×57×26 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much longer battery life: 320 shots vs 240 shots
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD890 IS and SD700 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×27 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
2 years newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD700 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
8 years newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 173k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.6" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 290 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and SD700 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years newer
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 173k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 1"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and SD700 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS

Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
4 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the A3200 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A3200 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3200 IS and SD700 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD700 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (132×101×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (195 g vs 730 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), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
10 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 730 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the EOS 80D and SD700 IS

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
5 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • 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 SD700 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×97×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the D5100 and SD700 IS

  • None found

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
10 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • 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 D5600 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 465 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the D5600 and SD700 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Thin: 2.8" vs 1"

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
9 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"

common strengths of the D7200 and SD700 IS

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
9 years newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 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 T6i (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger: Professional size (132×101×78 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much heavier: 555 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the T6i and SD700 IS

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
7 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 173k dots
  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1"

common strengths of the D3300 and SD700 IS

  • Light weight: 430 g vs 195 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD700 IS compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (lens vs none), is much smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (149×112×78 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (195 g vs 910 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 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 36.2 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
6 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 5.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 770 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 6D and SD700 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 195 g

Nikon D800

Nikon D800
5 years newer
$1,299 - $1,879 (body only)
$3,464 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D800 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 5.9 MP
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the D800 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Large (146×123×82 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,000 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the D800 and SD700 IS

  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
4 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 60D and SD700 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 195 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
7 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 755 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 70D and SD700 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 755 g vs 195 g
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
7 years newer
$949 - $1,399 (body only)
$1,275 - $1,799 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 2.1 fps
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel

Significant disadvantages of the 7D Mark II (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1"
  • Much larger: Professional size (149×112×78 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much heavier: 910 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the 7D Mark II and SD700 IS

  • Built-in flashes

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD700 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.5" vs 2") and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), is older (february 2006 vs february 2009), is thicker (1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (195 g vs 150 g).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD700 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD400

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD400 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD400 (vs the SD700 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD400 and SD700 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD700 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is significantly smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 4.2") and is significantly lighter (195 g vs 595 g).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (4x vs 50x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 2.8"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (173k dots vs 461k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5.9 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 173k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the SD700 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1"

common strengths of the SX50 HS and SD700 IS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 195 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1"