As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD800 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, ultra compacts, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD800 IS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cybershot H70 and the CyberShot DSC-H300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD750 and the PowerShot SD1000)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD800 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), is significantly smaller (compact (90×58×25 mm) vs compact (99×60×28 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), is thinner (1" vs 1.1") and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (september 2006 vs august 2007), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750
5 months newer
$158

Significant advantages of the SD750 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the SD750 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD750 and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SD870 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD870 IS and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (93×59×26 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100
5 years newer
$382

Significant advantages of the S100 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S100 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S100 and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (99×60×28 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD900

Canon PowerShot SD900
similar age

Significant advantages of the SD900 (vs the SD800 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD900 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Larger: Compact (91×57×28 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)

common strengths of the SD900 and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (91×57×28 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot SD550

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD550 (vs the SD800 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD550 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SD550 and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (90×57×27 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1"

Nikon Coolpix 7900

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the 7900 (vs the SD800 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 7900 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much larger: Compact (88×60×37 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the 7900 and SD800 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Very small: Compact (88×60×37 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 195 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD800 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP), is older (september 2006 vs february 2014), is slightly heavier (195 g vs 130 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Sony Cybershot H70

Sony Cybershot DSC-H70
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the H70 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the H70 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the H70 and SD800 IS

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 1"
  • Very light: 194 g vs 195 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
8 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 127 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD800 IS)

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

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and SD800 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Very light: 127 g vs 195 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 140 IS
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 130 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 140 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 140 IS and SD800 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Very light: 130 g vs 195 g
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 1"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD800 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 33 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is much larger (compact (90×58×25 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×19 mm)), is older (september 2006 vs february 2009), is thicker (1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (195 g vs 128 g).

Canon PowerShot SD1000

Canon PowerShot SD1000
5 months newer
$670

Significant advantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1000 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1000 and SD800 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD800 IS

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W330
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W330 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W330 and SD800 IS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
4 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and SD800 IS

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD800 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (compact (90×58×25 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 4.8"), is significantly lighter (195 g vs 590 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (207k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (september 2006 vs february 2014).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
7 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 207k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SD800 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Compact (90×58×25 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 1"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and SD800 IS

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 195 g