As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD790 IS is also often compared to travel zooms and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD790 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S110 and the PowerShot ELPH 340 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix S6300 and the Coolpix S510)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD790 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (92×57×21 mm) vs compact (99×59×27 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a much longer battery life (330 shots vs 200 shots) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 28 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (march 2008 vs february 2012).

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
4 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S110 and SD790 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS

Canon PowerShot A3400 IS
3 years newer
$215

Significant advantages of the A3400 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A3400 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the A3400 IS and SD790 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
6 months newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD790 IS

  • 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 (92×57×21 mm)

Canon PowerShot A470

Canon PowerShot A470
similar age

Significant advantages of the A470 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A470 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Compact (105×55×41 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm

common strengths of the A470 and SD790 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS
similar age
$399

Significant advantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD1100 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the SD1100 IS and SD790 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (87×55×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 21 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus Tough TG-870 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (113×64×28 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the Stylus Tough TG-870 and SD790 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD790 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a significantly longer battery life (330 shots vs 230 shots) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.4 fps vs 8.7 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (march 2008 vs january 2014) and is slightly heavier (195 g vs 147 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Shoots faster: 10.5 fps vs 1.4 fps

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 330 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the 340 HS and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 195 g

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
3 years newer
$320

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the S6300 and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 160 g vs 195 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
6 years newer
$158

Significant advantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 170 IS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the ELPH 170 IS and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 141 g vs 195 g

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
3 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 140 g vs 195 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
5 years newer
$779

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much longer battery life: 500 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 1" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 166 g vs 195 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
7 years newer
$180 - $189

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD790 IS)

  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 330 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and SD790 IS

  • Very small: Compact (100×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×57×21 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Very light: 147 g vs 195 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD790 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5") and is newer (march 2008 vs august 2007).

However, on average it is slightly heavier (195 g vs 125 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Nikon Coolpix S510

Nikon Coolpix S510
6 months older

Significant advantages of the S510 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S510 (vs the SD790 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the S510 and SD790 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
similar age

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD770 IS and SD790 IS

  • None found