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Canon IXUS 160 Digital Camera

$189.00
Compact Camera 20MP 8x Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Easy to use
Average expert reviews
Poor battery life
66 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 246 owner reviews this Canon camera has an overall owner rating of 80 out of 100. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Has Excellent Camera Reviews

We checked 34,085 expert and owner reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, gadgetspeak.com and Chip.de this Canon camera has an overall expert rating of 69%.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The IXUS 160 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Canon IXUS 160 has a batteries included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Battery

Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera take between 150 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the IXUS 160 which takes 220 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

The IXUS 160 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 8 times zoom factor) amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The smallest optical zoom of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 3x and the biggest is 63x.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 3.1mm, the longest is 42mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the IXUS 160 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released one year ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Praktica Luxmedia Z250 (8x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the IXUS 160 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that were released one year ago is 2.7" and the largest is 3.2".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W810 ($93.97).

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Power

Poor Battery Life

Four customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 160 did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Harry Edinburgh mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The spring loaded mechanism for the battery is of poor design” and gave the product a rating of 3 stars out of 5. Harry Edinburgh also mentioned “Even the battery itself is a poor substitute for the original IXUS 40 model” in his review. Andi gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “It feels cheap and the battery cover is poorly designed”.


Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The Canon IXUS 160 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon IXUS 160 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The IXUS 160 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 160 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 1m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.22m.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seventeen people wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 160 was easy to use. Mr D Mantle said on Amazon “Good overall sharp picture camera also easy to use, light for pocket camera” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Two years ago Pf said on Amazon “Easy to use and just works” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Pf also said “A nice, easy to use camera given to my parents who are not very techie” in their review.

One customer mentioned that this digital camera was easy to assemble. In April last year Shabzz said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I found it easy to assemble - it comes with a rechargabe battery”.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Cassie gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this digital camera in April last year “Need to adjust the settings to get best quality pictures”.

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Nice Design

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Mrs V J Hunt said on Amazon “Neat little camera, was surprised it came with a continental plug on charger which is handy when abroad.” in her review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Very neat” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who purchased this digital camera considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Photographyblog.com wrote “The IXUS 160/PowerShot Digital ELPH 160 sits in the middle of Canon's super-slim and stylish IXUS line-up”.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. James O'neill wrote “Photos are worse quality that all of my previous IXUS' from over”. Jc Irvine he wrote on Amazon “Very easy to use and great picture quality” in his review of this digital camera. Micheal Pryce Jones said on Amazon “The photo quality is excellent” in his review of this digital camera.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was inferior quality. Mr. E. Paterson mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Pretty bad quality in low light conditions” .

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Not Robust

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it was not well made. Harry Edinburgh gave the Canon IXUS 160 a score of 60 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Overall the build quality is poor by comparison to the 40”. Harry Edinburgh also wrote “The new 160 is much less weighty, looks and feels more fragile” in his review. Mikl mentioned “A bit tinny plasticky I returned this item”.


Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 160 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera also feature brightness adjustment.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Praktica Luxmedia Z250, or the Sony DSC-W810 ($93.97).

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 160 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896. Across all cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 160 has a built-in flash. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Praktica Luxmedia Z250, or the Sony DSC-W810 ($93.97) which has better reviews.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person said that it was noisy. Andi said on Amazon “This doesn't even really matter though as the actual sharpness of the images is soft and somewhat blurry, lots of noise in dark areas” in their review of this digital camera.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The IXUS 160 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The IXUS 160 supports video recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Alltagstaugliches Zoom

Six people who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Alltagstaugliches Zoom” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5. J. May wrote on Amazon two years ago “I had one of these cameras and was thrilled to bits with it, took wonderful photos and a really good clear zoom”. Danielle Cooper-Jones scored it a maximum of 5 stars and she said “Love the optical zoom” in her Canon IXUS 160 review.

Good Flash

One owner considered that it had a good flash. Androo wrote in their Canon IXUS 160 review on Amazon two years ago “Flash portraits were reasonable.”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good screen. Danielle Cooper-Jones mentioned on Amazon “The display screen is really clear”.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty customers who reviewed the product thought it was able to produce good images. Harry Edinburgh wrote on Amazon “Does it take good pictures? Well I will never know, I have already passed it on to my daughter” nonetheless he only rated this digital camera 60 out of 100. Helen Kiely wrote in her review of the Canon IXUS 160 “It also takes excellent photos” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Danielle Cooper-Jones wrote on Amazon “Cute little camera that takes really great quality photos” in her review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people who reviewed it thought it had a good picture resolution. Danielle Cooper-Jones said on Amazon “The 20.0 mega pixels give really great definition even when the image has been blown up”. Androo wrote “You can see the pixels too easily so it's like looking through chicken wire” but despite that they gave the product a score of 2 stars out of 5.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Philip wrote on Amazon “Good point and shoot compact camera” in his review of this digital camera. Roxy mentioned “Great photos easy to use nice and compact” . Mr. David G. Weldon mentioned in his review of this digital camera “A great little camera, capable of real quality photos and genuinely compact” and gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.

Three customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to carry around. Mrs. S. J. Benton wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Light and easy too”. Claire Louise Roberts said “Excellent camera, pocket size, easy to carry about compact love it” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two people said in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Last year C.obafemi mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and lightweight so can fit in hand, bag or pocket”. Beverley Abbott mentioned in her review of this digital camera in the same month “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” .

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the IXUS 160.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0135c006aa, canon nbsp123999, canon 0141c006aa, canon 0138c006aa, canon co62651ean, canon nbsp124000, canon co62650ean, info 0141c006aa, info 0138c006aa, info 0144c006aa, canon p218488p, canon ul921gf
Barcodes 04549292029147, 04549292030044, 04549292030105, 04549292030174, 05055189012035, 05055189012295, 08714574626482, 08714574626505, 08714574626512, 08714574629490, 08714574629506

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