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Canon IXUS 160 Digital Camera

20MP 8x CCD Aug 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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Canon IXUS 160 review
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26 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 246 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon IXUS 160 owners who reviewed the Canon IXUS 160 considered that it was able to produce good images. Androo wrote on Amazon “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 review of the Canon IXUS 160. Androo also mentioned “There's plenty for the more advanced photographer to play around with”. Androo also mentioned “It's not bad if you take photos of things that are quite close”.

Some people reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Androo mentioned two years ago “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”.

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Easy to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “Luckily; had my iPhone handy to take a picture of all my daughters friends at her birthday party” however despite that they only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Also last year Andrew Beveridge mentioned “Great camera easy to use”. Androo mentioned on Amazon two years ago “A delight to use.” in their review.

One Canon IXUS 160 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. One person who bought the product thought it was easy to assemble. Shabzz gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of the Canon IXUS 160 on Amazon “I found it easy to assemble - it comes with a rechargabe battery”.

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Good Size

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was compact. Andi said “This compact (which I bought for my mum) is seriously letting the side down” in their review. In January last year Mr. David G. Weldon rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 160 “A great little camera, capable of real quality photos and genuinely compact”. Philip wrote on Amazon “Good point and shoot compact camera” in his Canon IXUS 160 review.

Several Canon IXUS 160 reviewers concluded that this digital camera was easy to carry around. Claire Louise Roberts mentioned “Excellent camera, pocket size, easy to carry about compact love it”. Mrs. S. J. Benton wrote on Amazon “Light and easy too” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was lightweight. Beverley Abbott rated the Canon IXUS 160 4 stars and she said “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” in her Canon IXUS 160 review. C.obafemi mentioned in their review last year “Easy to use and lightweight so can fit in hand, bag or pocket” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who purchased the Canon IXUS 160 considered that it was a good weight. Philip wrote in his review of the Canon IXUS 160 on Amazon two years ago “Good light weight camera.”.

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Good Quality Lens

Some people concluded that the Canon IXUS 160 had a good zoom. Androo mentioned 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” however despite that they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Danielle Cooper-Jones mentioned two years ago “Love the optical zoom” in her review of the Canon IXUS 160. J. May wrote “A really good clear zoom”.

Good Product Quality

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

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

A few Canon IXUS 160 reviewers reckoned that the Canon IXUS 160 was neat. Mrs V J Hunt wrote in her review of this digital camera “Neat little camera, was surprised it came with a”. One Canon IXUS 160 owner who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Photographyblog.com wrote two years ago “The IXUS 160/PowerShot Digital ELPH 160 sits in the middle of Canon's super-slim and stylish IXUS line-up” .

Good Flash

One person concluded that it had a good flash. Androo said two years ago “Flash portraits were reasonable.” in their review of the Canon IXUS 160 yet they only scored it 40 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person said that this digital camera had a good screen. Danielle Cooper-Jones wrote “The display screen is really clear” in her review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person considered that this digital camera was noisy. Andi wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 160 “It handled the contrast awfully and again, full of noise in the blacks” .

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact cameras that were released more than a year ago. 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.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Luxmedia Z250[pl_3496599_price], and the Z212[pl_3496604_price] both from Praktica or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 160 has a built-in flash, unlike most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 160 which do not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 160, the IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth looking at include the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Praktica Luxmedia Z250[plb_3496599_price] (SDHC) which also has a higher rating.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 160 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most compact cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896.

This camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 160.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 160 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 160. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent" and "Fluorescent H" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

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

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Across all the compact cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 160 the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP. With a total megapixels of 20.5 megapixels, the IXUS 160 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 160.

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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 most digital cameras of this type and age. Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 160.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The IXUS 160 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this Canon camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the IXUS 160 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by compact cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 160. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. 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). Across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 160 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Canon IXUS 160 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Face detection, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this Canon camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Tracking Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many compact cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The IXUS 160 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras that have been around for more than a year. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this camera.

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16 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This compact camera digital camera has an average expert rating of 69 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com.

Poor Battery Life

Several Canon IXUS 160 owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life. Harry Edinburgh mentioned in his review on Amazon “The spring loaded mechanism for the battery is of poor design”. Harry Edinburgh also mentioned “Even the battery itself is a poor substitute for the original IXUS 40 model”.

Not Robust

Several Canon IXUS 160 reviewers who purchased the Canon IXUS 160 considered that it was not well made. Booklover said on Amazon “Even the battery flip lid is fragile and flimsy”. Harry Edinburgh wrote “The new 160 is much less weighty, looks and feels more fragile” in his review of this digital camera and scored it 3 stars. Harry Edinburgh also mentioned “Overall the build quality is poor by comparison to the 40”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 160 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 160 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 160 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

The IXUS 160 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 160 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon IXUS 160 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The IXUS 160 does not support video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The IXUS 160 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 160 are also not waterproof.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The IXUS 160 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

The Canon IXUS 160 is a one number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec have between one and four number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the IXUS 160 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 160 range from 800 to 13,000.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

The smallest extra/Smart zoom of compact cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 160 is 2x and the biggest is 60x. With an extra/Smart zoom of only 16 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a fairly small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 160.

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Very Small Combined Zoom

The IXUS 160 has a quite small combined zoom (only 32 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 160. The average combined zoom of similar spec cameras that were released one year ago is 59x.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 100, the Canon IXUS 160 has a quite big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average ISO sensitivity (min) of compact cameras that were released one year ago is 94.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the IXUS 160 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 3.1mm and 38mm. The Canon IXUS 160 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 160.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 160

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Canon released the IXUS 160.

Average Megapixel

The IXUS 160 has a fairly typical megapixel (20 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (20.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 160.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-W810[plb_3150328_price] (48x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon IXUS 160 has a pretty average optical zoom (8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 160.

If this compact camera digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Praktica Z212[plb_3496604_price] (12x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

The IXUS 160 has a fairly standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Camera File System
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Other Features
Built-In Flash
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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