Canon IXUS 175 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Canon IXUS 175
Sony DSC-W810

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-W810 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.

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 number Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 bigger).
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.3 smaller than the Sony DSC-W810 (3.5).
31% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is 224mm maximum focal length. That's 68mm longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (156mm).
800 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 1,600, however the Sony DSC-W810 is only an 800 maximum ISO speed digital camera (800 lower).
Hugely longer slowest 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.

PictBridge Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 supports pictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 does not support pictBridge.
20% higher playback zoom (max) Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a playback zoom (max) of 10x, however the Sony DSC-W810 is only an 8x maximum playback zoom digital camera (2x lower).
Twenty 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 Sony DSC-W810 only takes 200.00 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.

Available from 10 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.
User reviews are marginally better
Based on 16 reviews, the Canon IXUS 175 has an average user review score of 85%, however the Sony DSC-W810 has an average rating of 84% (based on 9 reviews).
6 Reasons For
1% higher megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26mm. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 175 (26mm).
Higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is 30fps JPEG frame rate. 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.

Cheaper by £1
The Sony DSC-W810 costs £1 less than the Canon IXUS 175.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm shorter).
Lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is only 25fps JPEG frame rate, 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.

£1 more expensive
The Canon IXUS 175 is more expensive than the Sony DSC-W810 by £1.
13 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon IXUS 175 has 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.

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 number 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a minimum aperture number 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 156mm maximum focal length, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (68mm longer).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 800. That's 800 lower than the Canon IXUS 175 (800).
7x shorter slowest 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.

Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 does not support pictBridge, however the Canon IXUS 175 supports pictBridge.
25% lower playback zoom (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a playback zoom (max) of 8x. That's 2x lower than the Canon IXUS 175 (8x).
Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony DSC-W810 is 200.00, but 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.

Less retailers
The Sony DSC-W810 is only stocked by 9 shops, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is stocked by 19 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 one month
The Sony DSC-W810 is one month older than the Canon IXUS 175.
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony DSC-W810's average user score is 84%, however the Canon IXUS 175's is 85% (based on 16 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
4x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm
BEST
156mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 26mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.6 - 27.6
Extra/Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 AI
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 One Shot Focus
 AI Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - ∞
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
BEST
800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 1.5 1 - 1.74
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3 0.4 - 3.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
25fps 30fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 HD ready
 HD ready

Audio

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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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 Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal (metric)
6.8 Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
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)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Shooting Modes
 Movie
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
10x
BEST
8x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN

Weight & Dimensions

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

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 NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.67h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
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
Cables Included
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
 Wrist strap included

Networking

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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