Canon IXUS 177 vs Sony DSC-W810

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Canon IXUS 177
Sony DSC-W810

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 177 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 177 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.

31% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 177 is 224mm maximum focal length. That's 68mm longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (156mm).
800 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Canon IXUS 177 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 177 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 177 supports pictBridge, whereas the Sony DSC-W810 does not support pictBridge.
Longer battery life (max) Edit
Canon IXUS 177 is 4h battery life. That's 2.33h longer than the Sony DSC-W810 (1.67h). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

One hundred more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Canon IXUS 177 is 300.00, 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.

4 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 177 (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 32x bigger than the Canon IXUS 177 (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
Sony DSC-W810 is 26mm minimum focal length. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 177 (26mm).
15g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 has a weight of 111g, whereas the Canon IXUS 177 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
0.1MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 177 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 177 has a digital zoom of 16x, however the Sony DSC-W810 is a 48x digital zoom digital camera (32x 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 177 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).
Heavier Edit
The Canon IXUS 177 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.

10 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Canon IXUS 177 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 177 (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.

A lot shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 156mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 177 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (68mm longer).
Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-W810 is only 800 maximum ISO speed. That's 800 lower than the Canon IXUS 177 (800).
Seven times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 2s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 13s shorter than the Canon IXUS 177 (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, but the Canon IXUS 177 supports pictBridge.
Two times shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a 1.67h battery life digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 177 is a 4h battery life digital camera (2.33h longer). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Only 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W810 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Canon IXUS 177 only takes 300.00 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.

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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
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
20.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
6x
Digital Zoom
16x 48x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 servo
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
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
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600
BEST
800
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 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
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

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
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1ms
Scene Modes
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
126g 111g
BEST
Height
54.3mm 55.5mm
Depth
22.1mm 20.9mm
Width
92.5mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 127g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NB-11L/NB-11LH NP-BN
Battery Life (max)
4h
BEST
1.67h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
300 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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

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