As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD850 IS is also often compared to mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Canon PowerShot SD850 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SD700 IS and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD850 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (230 shots vs 180 shots) 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 CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (may 2007 vs august 2009).

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS

Canon PowerShot SD700 IS
1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the SD700 IS and SD850 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 ELPH 110 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS
4 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 110 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 230 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ELPH 110 HS and SD850 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (93×57×20 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
2 years newer
$479

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Thicker: 1.2" vs 1"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S90 and SD850 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS

Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
1 year newer
$699

Significant advantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SD880 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD880 IS and SD850 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)

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 35 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1"
  • Lighter: 128 g vs 195 g

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 230 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S3300 and SD850 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Kodak EasyShare C340

Kodak EasyShare C340
2 years older
$180

Significant advantages of the C340 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the C340 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (92×65×35 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)

common strengths of the C340 and SD850 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD850 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (90×57×26 mm) vs standard size (116×88×59 mm)), is thinner (1" vs 2.3") and is slightly lighter (195 g vs 390 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 24 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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10 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Standard size (116×88×59 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 2.3" vs 1"
  • Heavier: 390 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and SD850 IS

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 195 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
6 years newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (122×85×71 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1"
  • Heavier: 390 g vs 195 g

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and SD850 IS

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 195 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
7 years newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the M3 and SD850 IS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×68×44 mm) vs Compact (90×57×26 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1"
  • Light weight: 366 g vs 195 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD850 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) 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 significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 6 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
6 years newer
$268 - $345

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD850 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and SD850 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

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

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and SD850 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
4 years newer
$492

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX260 HS and SD850 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
6 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX700 HS and SD850 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
7 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 35 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SD850 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
5 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD850 IS

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD850 IS compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it 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 555 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

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

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 8 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the SD850 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 SD850 IS

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD850 IS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/4.5), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (35 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (2.5" vs 1.6"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

Canon PowerShot A720 IS

Canon PowerShot A720 IS
3 months newer

Significant advantages of the A720 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the A720 IS (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 140 shots vs 230 shots

common strengths of the A720 IS and SD850 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Fujifilm MX-1200

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7 years older
$113

Significant advantages of the MX-1200 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the MX-1200 (vs the SD850 IS)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/4.5 vs f/2.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the MX-1200 and SD850 IS

  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1"
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel