As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD950 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot SD950 IS's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX710 HS and the IXUS 255 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix F50fd)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD950 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), is slightly larger (compact (96×60×28 mm) vs super compact (100×53×23 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
3 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD950 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SD980 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SD980 IS and SD950 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×53×23 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd

Fujifilm FinePix F50fd
similar age

Significant advantages of the F50fd (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F50fd (vs the SD950 IS)

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

common strengths of the F50fd and SD950 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×59×23 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
9 years newer
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and SD950 IS

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

Samsung ST6500

Samsung ST6500
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the ST6500 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 36 mm
  • Larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ST6500 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the ST6500 and SD950 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (102×57×19 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-T5 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Significantly thinner: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Lighter: 139 g vs 205 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-T5 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 12 MP
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-T5 and SD950 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×60×20 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD950 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.2), has a slightly longer battery life (240 shots vs 210 shots) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 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 921k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.5 fps vs 8.7 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
7 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 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 SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the SX710 HS and SD950 IS

  • None found

Canon IXUS 255 HS

Canon IXUS 255 HS
5 years newer
$397

Significant advantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 255 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the IXUS 255 HS and SD950 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
6 years newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX220 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the DSC-WX220 and SD950 IS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the SD950 IS)

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

common strengths of the S9300 and SD950 IS

  • None found

Canon ELPH 310 HS

Canon ELPH 310 HS
4 years newer
$235

Significant advantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the 310 HS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the 310 HS and SD950 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.8

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD950 IS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), is slightly lighter (205 g vs 298 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (1,024 x 768 @ 15fps 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 slightly lower resolution photos (12 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
4 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the SD950 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 M (vs the SD950 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and SD950 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (96×60×28 mm)
  • Very thin: 1.3" vs 1.1"
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 205 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD950 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (12 MP vs 9.8 MP) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 28 mm), is slightly larger (compact (96×60×28 mm) vs ultra compact (87×56×18 mm)), is older (august 2007 vs august 2009), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (205 g vs 120 g).

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS

Canon PowerShot SD780 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD780 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD780 IS and SD950 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS

Canon PowerShot SD940 IS
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD940 IS (vs the SD950 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD940 IS and SD950 IS

  • None found