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Canon IXUS 160

$119.98
A fairly highly rated and fully featured 20 megapixel 8 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon IXUS 160 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon IXUS 160 number 48 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 34?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 249 reviews.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good lens quality. However they also report inferior battery life and unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite small display diagonal
Does not have an HDMI

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Canon IXUS 160 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon IXUS 160?

The Canon IXUS 160 is 95.2mm wide and 54.3mm tall. It is 22.1mm deep and weighs g.

Canon IXUS 160 front dimensions

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Canon IXUS 160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

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Good User Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 80 out of 100. 37 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Poor Battery Life

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 people who bought this digital camera thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners said in their reviews that it was noisy.

  • 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…
    Andi (Amazon) - February 2016
  • It handled the contrast awfully and again, full of noise in the blacks…
    Andi (Amazon) - February 2016

Excellent Brand

We checked 33,726 user and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who bought the Canon IXUS 160 considered that it had a good zoom.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around and three people said in their reviews that it was compact.

Customers Report it is Robust

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it was well made.

Users Report Nice Design

Three people who purchased it concluded that it was neat.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Seven customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 people thought the Canon IXUS 160 was able to produce good images and two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution.


Features

Quite High Megapixel

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The IXUS 160 has one of the higher megapixels (20 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The IXUS 160 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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1" Image Sensor Size

This camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 160 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9". At only 2.7 inches, the IXUS 160 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The IXUS 160 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras which have an HDMI.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The IXUS 160 is a one aspherical lens camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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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 digital cameras. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896 and 3648 x 2736 and 2048 x 1536. Cameras still image resolution(s) range from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Has a Carrying Case

The IXUS 160 has a carrying case, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 160 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 160 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras is 2.3mm, the longest is 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 160 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The IXUS 160 has one of the smallest closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the IXUS 160 in August 2015.


Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon IXUS 160 and the United States price of $119.98 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £129.99 ($129.99).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon ul921gf, canon qq308mp
Barcodes 04549292029147, 04549292030044, 04549292030105, 04549292030174, 08714574626505, 08714574626512, 08714574629490, 08714574629506

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