• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 185.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 26.00mm - 520.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SD890 IS advantages over Olympus SP-565UZ

  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 80 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    184g vs 373g
    Lighter weight

Olympus SP-565UZ advantages over Canon SD890 IS

  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    520 mm vs 185 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 410 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Wider angle lens
    26 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony DSC-W170

Canon SD890 IS
Sony DSC-W170
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-565UZ
Sony DSC-W170
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • RAW file ability
  • $225
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm S8100fd

Canon SD890 IS
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-565UZ
Fujifilm S8100fd
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Hot shoe
  • $399
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Ricoh R8

Canon SD890 IS
Ricoh R8
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer exposure
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More dots on screen
Olympus SP-565UZ
Ricoh R8
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $410
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Nikon P80

Canon SD890 IS
Nikon P80
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-565UZ
Nikon P80
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Hot shoe
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch

Compared to Panasonic DMC-TS1

Canon SD890 IS
Panasonic DMC-TS1
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • HDMI out
  • Less shutter lag
Olympus SP-565UZ
Panasonic DMC-TS1
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $400
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • HDMI out
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