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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

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A great value for money and highly recommended 20 megapixel 8 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 20MP 8x No Jan 2015
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review

Representing excellent value for money but with good reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 number 143 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 59?

It has good user reviews but below average expert reviews. 90% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better digital cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is a good size.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite small display diagonal
Does not have an HDMI

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160?

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is 95.2mm wide and 54.3mm tall. It is 22.1mm deep and weighs 111g.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 front dimensions

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 size in context

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 60% from camera expert review website PC Mag. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the bottom 8%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 22 owner reviews this camera has an overall owner rating of 80 out of 100. 5 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Excellent Brand

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

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was compact.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Low-Priced

We think this Canon digital camera represents good value compared to other cameras. We checked 417 cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.

Price Has Gone Down by $30 (26%)

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. With a megapixel of 20 megapixels, the PowerShot ELPH 160 has a fairly high megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 160 has a higher image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 111 grams, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is one of the lighter digital cameras amongst cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 160 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 160 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Supports 100, 160 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Canon digital camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto, 100, 160 and 1600 are also supported by this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 160 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 has a wrist strap. Most of the other cameras also have a wrist strap.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras do have an HDMI.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 160 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot ELPH 160 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the PowerShot ELPH 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 and the longest is 75mm.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 160 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896, 3648 x 2736 and 2560 x 1920 and 2048 x 1536. Across all cameras the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4000 and the worst is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664.

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Does Not Have an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 does not have an external flash connector. Most of the other cameras do have an external flash connector.

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 0.0055s and 15s. With a flash recharging time of 10 seconds, the PowerShot ELPH 160 has one of the slower flash recharging times amongst cameras of this age.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers electronics world 8194b001, canon 8194b001, canon 0137c001, canon 0140c001, canon w16gb, pselph160sl
Barcodes 00013803213607, 00013803252675, 00013803252897, 00013803252903, 00013803252910, 00115970995642, 00138032136074, 00168141304316, 00490561014590, 00763109148355, 05269692851993, 06953041256476

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

76mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
10% larger display diagonal
$15 More Expensive
54% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
230 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
80 more battery life (CIPA standard)
$265 More Expensive

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