As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD770 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, super zooms and compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD770 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 80D and the PowerShot ELPH 160) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the Coolpix S6900)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD770 IS compared to other ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,229k dots), is slightly larger (ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs ultra compact (96×59×15 mm)) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX30 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-TX30 and SD770 IS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 80D

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

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SD770 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the SD770 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and SD770 IS

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD770 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs compact (99×58×28 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
6 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Lighter: 127 g vs 170 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly larger: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 170 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
6 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 170 g

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Nikon Coolpix S6900
7 years newer
$325

Significant advantages of the S6900 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the S6900 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (99×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S6900 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Compact (99×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 181 g vs 170 g

Nikon Coolpix S9500

Nikon Coolpix S9500
4 years newer
$417

Significant advantages of the S9500 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S9500 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S9500 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Compact (110×60×31 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.2" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 205 g vs 170 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZR1 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DMC-ZR1 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Compact (98×55×26 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 170 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD770 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 3.8"), is slightly lighter (170 g vs 538 g), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 23 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 7.4 fps).

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
7 years newer
$274

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 3.8" vs 0.8"
  • Significantly heavier: 538 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the L840 and SD770 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 538 g vs 170 g
  • Thin: 3.8" vs 0.8"

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD770 IS compared to compact competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (86×54×20 mm) vs compact (94×57×24 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (0.8" vs 0.9") and 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), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and is older (march 2008 vs january 2010).

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
1 year newer
$240

Significant advantages of the A3000 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the A3000 IS and SD770 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (97×58×28 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD630

Canon PowerShot SD630
2 years older
$239

Significant advantages of the SD630 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD630 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD630 and SD770 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (90×57×20 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
6 months newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD770 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (94×57×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD790 IS (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD790 IS and SD770 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810
5 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly lighter: 120 g vs 170 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W810 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-W810 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×53×23 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170
similar age

Significant advantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W170 (vs the SD770 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-W170 and SD770 IS

  • Very small: Compact (94×58×24 mm) vs Ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"