Canon PowerShot SD980 IS vs Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

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Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

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Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD980 IS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS

Size
Really small
Super compact (98×56×20 mm)
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
Weight
Light-weight
135 g
Screen size
Large screen
3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot A3500 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SD980 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SD980 IS Competitors

Pentax K-5 II

Pentax K-5 II

Entry-level DSLR

$1,094 with 18-135mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3

Travel zoom

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon PowerShot A3500 IS Competitors

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Much larger
Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

Travel zoom

$138

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
Pentax Optio W80

Pentax Optio W80

Waterproof

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Waterproof Waterproof
Screen size Much smaller screen

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