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Canon IXUS 160 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon IXUS 160 review
CANON IXUS 160 / 170 - Compact - Bridge - Instant Camera - Onze productreview Vandenborre.be

29 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

This digital camera has an average user rating of 80 out of 100 based on 246 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Canon IXUS 160 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Androo wrote last year “The photos it takes aren't even as good as the ones my phone takes, which to me means they're just not good enough” in their Canon IXUS 160 review. Androo also mentioned “There's plenty for the more advanced photographer to play around with”. Androo also said “It's not bad if you take photos of things that are quite close”.

Two people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Androo said “You can see the pixels too easily so it's like looking through chicken wire”. Danielle Cooper-Jones mentioned “The 20.0 mega pixels give really great definition even when the image has been blown up” in her review.

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Easy to Use

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Luckily; had my iPhone handy to take a picture of all my daughters friends at her birthday party”. Andrew Beveridge said this month “Great camera easy to use” in his review of the Canon IXUS 160. In November last year Androo wrote on Amazon “A delight to use.” in their review of the Canon IXUS 160 however despite that they only rated the product 40 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. One person who bought the product considered that it was easy to assemble. Shabzz wrote on Amazon in November “I found it easy to assemble - it comes with a rechargabe battery” in their review.

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Good Size

Four Canon IXUS 160 owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was compact. In November this year Andi wrote on Amazon “This compact (which I bought for my mum) is seriously letting the side down” in their review but they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. Mr. David G. Weldon said on Amazon “A great little camera, capable of real quality photos and genuinely compact”. Philip wrote in his review on Amazon “Good point and shoot compact camera”.

Three people who bought the product wrote that it was easy to carry around. Claire Louise Roberts mentioned in her review of the Canon IXUS 160 “Excellent camera, pocket size, easy to carry about compact love it” . Mrs. S. J. Benton mentioned on Amazon this month “Light and easy too”.

Some Canon IXUS 160 owners thought it was lightweight. Beverley Abbott mentioned on Amazon “Nice lightweight camera easy to use, was disappointed that there was not a lead to connect to PC to download photos as with my Panasonic camera” and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100. This year C.obafemi wrote on Amazon “Easy to use and lightweight so can fit in hand, bag or pocket”.

One Canon IXUS 160 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was a good weight. Philip said “Good light weight camera.” in his review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

Five customers who reviewed the product considered that it had a good zoom. Androo wrote on Amazon “This is a pity because the combination of its size, simplicity and the 8x optical zoom really appealed to me.I used it in Auto first” in their review of the Canon IXUS 160. Danielle Cooper-Jones mentioned on Amazon “Love the optical zoom” and gave it an excellent review. Last year J. May mentioned “A really good clear zoom” nonetheless they only scored this digital camera 40 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Canon IXUS 160 reviewers who purchased the Canon IXUS 160 concluded that it was good quality. This month C.obafemi wrote in their review of this digital camera “This produces great quality pictures in whichever setting you find yourself”. In November this year Cassie mentioned on Amazon “Need to adjust the settings to get best quality pictures” and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Cassie also said “Reading on websites best quality if you buy sdhc class 10 card 32gb which I have just purchased via Amazon”.

Canon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 19,491 expert and user reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically for its compact camera digital cameras.

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Nice Design

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was neat. Mrs V J Hunt gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “Neat little camera, was surprised it came with a”. One person thought it was good looking. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their Canon IXUS 160 review “The IXUS 160/PowerShot Digital ELPH 160 sits in the middle of Canon's super-slim and stylish IXUS line-up” .

Good Flash

One Canon IXUS 160 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good flash. Androo said in their review on Amazon “Flash portraits were reasonable.” but in spite of that they only scored the product 40 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Danielle Cooper-Jones rated the Canon IXUS 160 5 stars and she wrote “The display screen is really clear” in her review of the Canon IXUS 160.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Canon IXUS 160 owner who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. In November Andi mentioned “It handled the contrast awfully and again, full of noise in the blacks” in their Canon IXUS 160 review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 160 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 160 do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 160.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 160 has a higher still image resolution than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Canon camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution, whereas most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Canon digital camera also have still image resolutions of 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 5 and 152 and x 2896.

A 5152 x 3864 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The IXUS 160 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 160. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Fluorescent H" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Canon IXUS 160 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 160. The photo effect "Vivid" is also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Canon IXUS 160 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The IXUS 160 has a quite many total megapixel count (20.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The average total megapixel count of compact camera digital cameras that were released one year ago is 18MP, and the total megapixel counts range from 12MP to 22MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 160 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

This digital camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor, which is the most frequently found image processor on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports a H.264|MPEG4|MOV video format, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 22.1 millimeters, the IXUS 160 is quite thin compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 160. Across all the digital cameras that were released one year ago the depths range from 18mm to 86mm, and the average depth is 33mm.

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Narrow

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 160 the widths range from 54mm to 140mm. At only 95.2 millimeters, the IXUS 160 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 160.

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Short

The average height of cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160 is 61mm. The Canon IXUS 160 is quite short (only 54.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 160.

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15 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Three experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com have rated this camera on average 69%.

Poor Battery Life

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life. Andi said this year “It feels cheap and the battery cover is poorly designed” and gave it a rating of 1 stars. Booklover wrote in November “Even the battery flip lid is fragile” . In November last year Harry Edinburgh mentioned on Amazon “The spring loaded mechanism for the battery is of poor design” and scored this digital camera 3 stars.

Not Robust

Four people who reviewed it mentioned that it was not well made. Harry Edinburgh wrote in his review of this digital camera “The new 160 is much less weighty, looks and feels more fragile”. Harry Edinburgh also wrote “Overall the build quality is poor by comparison to the 40”. In November this year Mikl mentioned “A bit tinny plasticky I returned this item” in their review but in spite of that they still gave the product a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 160 do not support WiFi connectivity. The IXUS 160 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Canon IXUS 160 does not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon IXUS 160 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 160 also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The IXUS 160 does not support video recording. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 160 also do not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160, the IXUS 160 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the IXUS 160 are not 3D compatible. The IXUS 160 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 160 is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 160. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The IXUS 160 is a one aspheric element camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 160 have between 1 and 14 aspheric elements.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

The maximum ISO speeds of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 1,600 to 13,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 4,800. The IXUS 160 has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst cameras of this age.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 160 have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. The IXUS 160 has a very low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160.

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Very Small Extra / Smart Zoom

At only 16 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a quite small extra / smart zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 160. The smallest extra / smart zoom of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 160 is 2x, the biggest is 60x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 36x.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 160 the minimum focal lengths range from 3.1mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length is 24mm. The IXUS 160 has one of the longest minimum focal lengths (28 millimeters) amongst cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 160

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the IXUS 160 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 160.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (20.1MP and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 160 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-W830[plb_3766520_price] (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The IXUS 160 has a relatively average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 160.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 160 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor

Expert Reviews

(3)
17 June 2015

The right side has a rubberised edge which at the top lifts to reveal A/V out. In the centre is a clip to attach a wrist strap. The base has a tripod screw anchor and beside this the solid battery... Read more…

Alltagstaugliches Zoom
Flotter Autofokus
Bildqualitt bei Tageslicht
Wenige Filtereffekte
Serienaufnahme langsam
Bildstabilisator fehlt
10 March 2015

Recently introduced alongside the new IXUS 165 and 170 models, the IXUS 160/PowerShot Digital ELPH 160 sits in the middle of Canon's super-slim and stylish IXUS line-up. It boasts a 20MP 1/2.3?... Read more…

24 April 2015

Die Canon IXUS 160 zählt zu den wohl günstigsten Digitalkameras im Test. Dabei besitzt die Kompakte alles Essenzielle für die Foto- und Videografie: 20 Megapixel, 8fach-Zoom, HD-Filmmodus und...

User Reviews

(63)
Reviewed 14 August 2016 by JC Irvine
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use and great picture quality. Would definitely recommend.

Just reading the reviews before I decide to buy, every where I look this camera's is Obviously popular, I must admit I don't mind paying a little more, because you expect better quality, the price... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Helen Kiely
(Verified Purchase)

Fabulous camera and it fits in the palm of your hand or in your pocket. It's ideal for taking anywhere. It also takes excellent photos...

Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Paul McFerran
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little camera. Replaced a similar item from about 5 years ago, but nowadays a quarter of the price for equivalent features. For an economical "point and shoot" camera, it's great. I... Read more…

Reviewed 15 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

This camera [for some reason] always turns in to MACRO mode, and makes photos really blurry. Luckily; had my iPhone handy to take a picture of all my daughters friends at her birthday party.

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