Canon IXUS 175 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Canon IXUS 175
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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 6x optical zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.4 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a maximum aperture of 6.9, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (3.5).
31% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 68mm longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (156mm).
800 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a maximum ISO speed of 1,600, however the Sony DSC-W810 is only an 800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (800 lower).
Hugely longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is 15s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera (13s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

20% higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a maximum playback zoom of 10x, however the Sony DSC-W810 is only an 8x maximum playback zoom digital camera (2x lower).
Moderately shorter Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is 54.3mm tall, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 55.5mm tall digital camera (1.2mm taller).
1.6mm narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 95.2mm wide digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera (1.6mm wider).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon IXUS 175 is 220.00, but the Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

£20 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 175 costs £20 less than the Sony DSC-W810.
Available from 31 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
More popular
The Canon IXUS 175 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 3590 by sales volume in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-W810 ranks No. 72032.
User reviews are better
Based on 15 reviews, the Canon IXUS 175 has an average user review score of 88%, however the Sony DSC-W810 has an average rating of 83% (based on 8 reviews).
6 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Canon IXUS 175 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera. That's 44x bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 (48x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

8% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (26mm).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Canon IXUS 175 (30fps).
Lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a weight of 111g, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 126g digital camera (15g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.9mm deep digital camera. That's 1.2mm thinner than the Canon IXUS 175 (20.9mm).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a megapixel count of 20MP, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Eleven times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera (44x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm shorter).
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, but the Sony DSC-W810 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 126g digital camera. That's 15g heavier than the Sony DSC-W810 (111g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A little thicker Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 22.1mm deep digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is a 20.9mm deep digital camera (1.2mm thinner).
15 Reasons Against
34% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 6x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon IXUS 175 (6x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

7% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 (6.5).
0.3 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Canon IXUS 175 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
A lot shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a maximum focal length of 156mm, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (68mm longer).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is an 800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 800 lower than the Canon IXUS 175 (800).
7x shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 2s maximum shutter speed. That's 13s shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (2s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

25% lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is an 8x maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 2x lower than the Canon IXUS 175 (8x).
Taller Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 55.5mm tall. That's 1.2mm taller than the Canon IXUS 175 (55.5mm).
2% wider Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 96.8mm wide digital camera. That's 1.6mm wider than the Canon IXUS 175 (96.8mm).
Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-W810 is 200.00, but the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £20
The Sony DSC-W810 is £20 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 175.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-W810 is only stocked by 16 shops, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is stocked by 47 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Sony DSC-W810 is three months older than the Canon IXUS 175.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-W810 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 72032 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Canon IXUS 175 ranks No. 3590.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-W810's average user score is 83%, however the Canon IXUS 175's is 88% (based on 15 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
4x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
6.9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
224mm
BEST
156mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 26mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4.6 - 27.6
Extra / Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 AI Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600
BEST
800
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
2s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 1.5 1 - 1.74
Flash Range
0.5 - 3 0.4 - 3.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 30fps
BEST
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x
BEST
8x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Scene Mode
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
126g 111g
BEST
Height
54.3mm
BEST
55.5mm
Depth
22.1mm 20.9mm
BEST
Width
95.2mm
BEST
96.8mm
Weight Including Battery
126g
BEST
127g

Battery

Power Source
 USB
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NB-11L / NB-11LH NP-BN
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67h
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Canon SELPHY, CameraWindow DC Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
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