The Canon PowerShot TX1 is mostly gets compared to compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot TX1's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-TX9) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S1500)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon TX1 compared to compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second) and slightly longer exposures (15 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3.5"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (compact (89×60×29 mm) vs super compact (98×60×18 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX9
2 years newer
$225

Significant advantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the TX1)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 1.8"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-TX9 (vs the TX1)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-TX9 and TX1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (98×60×18 mm) vs Compact (89×60×29 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon TX1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is thinner (1.1" vs 2.7") and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 33 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 230k dots) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (7.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the TX1)

  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.5

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the TX1)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S1500 and TX1

  • Very small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Compact (89×60×29 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 345 g vs 260 g