Canon IXUS 175 vs Canon PowerShot SX420 is

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Canon IXUS 175
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A little smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is only a 6.6 maximum aperture digital camera (0.3 bigger).
10% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.3 smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (3.5).
Twenty-five more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon IXUS 175 is 220.00, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only takes 195.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

£101 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 175 costs £101.28 less than the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS.
Available from 25 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are a bit better
The Canon IXUS 175 has an average user review score of 88% based on 15 reviews, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an average rating of 84% (based on 5 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an image stabilizer, but the Canon IXUS 175 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

81% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 42x optical zoom digital camera. That's 34x bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 (42x). 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.

Significantly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 1,008mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (784mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 4mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (24mm).
68x bigger extra/Smart zoom Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 84x extra / smart zoom, but the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 16x extra / smart zoom digital camera (68x smaller).
One more number of aspheric elements Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a two number of aspheric elements digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 only has one number of aspheric elements.
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.3" larger than the Canon IXUS 175 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon IXUS 175 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Better selling
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is ranks No. 2997 by number of sales, but the Canon IXUS 175 ranks No. 27778.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is does. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 42x optical zoom digital camera (34x bigger). 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.

4x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is only 224mm maximum focal length. That's 784mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (1,008mm).
15% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Five times smaller extra/Smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an extra/Smart zoom of 16x. That's 68x smaller than the Canon PowerShot SX420 is (84x).
Only one number of aspheric elements Edit
The number of number of aspheric elementss on the Canon IXUS 175 is one, but the Canon PowerShot SX420 is only has two number of aspheric elementss.
0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 2.7" screen digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 does not have a GPS (satellite), however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a GPS (satellite). Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Worse selling
The Canon IXUS 175 ranks No. 27778 by sales volume, however the Canon PowerShot SX420 is ranks No. 2997.
7 Reasons Against
5% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has a maximum aperture number of 6.6. That's 0.3 bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 (6.6).
0.3 larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon PowerShot SX420 is is 3.5 minimum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Only 195.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is a digital camera that takes 195.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 £101
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is £101.28 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 175.
Not as many stockists
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is only stocked by 4 stores, however the Canon IXUS 175 is stocked by 29 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by one month
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is is one month older than the Canon IXUS 175.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Canon PowerShot SX420 is has an average user score of 84%, but the Canon IXUS 175 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 15 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 1280 x 1024
BEST
 1280 x 1024
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.5MP 20.5MP
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 42x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
6.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm 1,008mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.3 - 180.6
Extra/Smart Zoom
16x 84x
BEST
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 12/11
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 2
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 continuous
 servo
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 9
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Red-eye reduction
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 1.5 1.4 - 2.7
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
30 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
126g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
543mm 69.1mm
Depth
221mm 85.1mm
Width
952mm 104.4mm
Weight (including Battery)
126g
BEST
325g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NB-11L / NB-11LH NB-11L / NB-11LH
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots
BEST
195 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Canon SELPHY, CameraWindow DC CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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