As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot SD960 IS is also often compared to travel zooms, pro digicams, ultra compacts, digicams and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD960 IS's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix SZ9 and the Lumix DMC-TZ60) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 160 and the PowerShot SD890 IS)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2009 vs september 2012) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100
7 years newer
$100

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SD960 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A100 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix A100 and SD960 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS

Canon PowerShot SD890 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SD890 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the SD890 IS and SD960 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (95×57×27 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the S110 and SD960 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 (98×54×22 mm)

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
1 year newer
$261

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the 300 HS and SD960 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 Super compact (98×54×22 mm)

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
5 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (103×58×32 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.3" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the P340 and SD960 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS

Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SD4000 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD4000 IS and SD960 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (100×54×23 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is thinner (0.9" vs 1.4") and is slightly less expensive ($312.32 vs $2,192.19).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2009 vs february 2014).

Panasonic Lumix SZ9

Panasonic Lumix SZ9
3 years newer
$248

Significant advantages of the SZ9 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the SZ9 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SZ9 and SD960 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (97×57×21 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 119 g vs 145 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
5 years newer
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly more zoom: 30x vs 4x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much larger: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 214 g vs 145 g

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and SD960 IS

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 214 g vs 145 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
5 years newer
$134

Significant advantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD960 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 160 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the ELPH 160 and SD960 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 127 g vs 145 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
6 years newer
$149 - $169

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and SD960 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 138 g vs 145 g

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Canon PowerShot A4000 IS
3 years newer
$199

Significant advantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A4000 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the A4000 IS and SD960 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 145 g vs 145 g

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 130 IS
3 years newer
$196

Significant advantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

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

Significant disadvantages of the ELPH 130 IS (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the ELPH 130 IS and SD960 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×21 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.9"
  • Very light: 133 g vs 145 g

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (145 g vs 319 g) and is slightly less expensive ($312.32 vs $532.00).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/1.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.8" vs 3") and has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
7 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.8
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and SD960 IS

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (2.8" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 3.9 MP) and is thinner (0.9" vs 2.1").

However, on average it is slightly larger (super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs ultra compact (50×22×54 mm)), is older (february 2009 vs january 2013), is slightly more expensive ($312.32 vs $79.99) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and SD960 IS

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SD300

Canon PowerShot SD300
4 years older

Significant advantages of the SD300 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD300 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD300 and SD960 IS

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800
5 years newer
$80 - $105

Significant advantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-W800 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-W800 and SD960 IS

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.3), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 39 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.8" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.2 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (february 2009 vs august 2016) and is slightly more expensive ($312.32 vs $99.00).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S30
9 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S30 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.8"

common strengths of the DSC-S30 and SD960 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
7 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and SD960 IS

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 145 g
  • Inexpensive: $99.00 vs $312.32

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7)

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9 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the Lumix DC-TS7 (Lumix DC-FT7) and SD960 IS

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD960 IS compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), is significantly smaller (super compact (98×54×22 mm) vs large (130×95×122 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 5 MP), is thinner (0.9" vs 4.8") and is significantly lighter (145 g vs 591 g).

However, on average it is older (february 2009 vs february 2014), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and slightly shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
4 years older
$504

Significant advantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H1 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Lower true resolution: 5 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the DSC-H1 and SD960 IS

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (108×81×92 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 591 g vs 145 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

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

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the SD960 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×95×122 mm) vs Super compact (98×54×22 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.8" vs 0.9"
  • Significantly heavier: 590 g vs 145 g

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and SD960 IS

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 145 g
  • Very inexpensive: $139.98 vs $312.32