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Canon SX160 IS

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Canon SX160 is

Canon SX160 IS
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A good spec and award winning compact camera
Compact 16MP 16x Yes Dec 2012
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Canon SX160 is Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon SX160 is number 955 across all digital cameras.
89
Reviews
428 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has very good user reviews but average expert reviews. 84% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Canon powershot sx160 IS
16x optical zoom, 28mm wide canon lens
16 megapixels
Intelligent IS
7.5 cm (3.0") lcd; hints & tips
Smart auto
HD movies with HDMI
Fun creative filters
Full manual control
IFrame movie (720p)
AA batteries
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

Canon SX160 IS Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon SX160 IS?

The Canon SX160 IS is 110mm wide and 72.5mm tall. It is 44.1mm deep and weighs 243g.

Canon SX160 IS front dimensions
Canon SX160 IS size in context

Canon SX160 is In-Depth Analysis

Features

4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Megapixels

The SX160 IS's sensor megapixels of 16MP is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 55% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The Canon SX160 IS's optical zoom of 16x is bigger than 76% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the SX160 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX160 IS has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The SX160 IS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the SX160 IS of 3.5 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 90% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight

The Canon SX160 IS's weight of 243g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 42% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The SX160 IS has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Display Diagonal

The SX160 IS's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 67% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX160 IS has an external flash connector. 86% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Only 140 Battery Life

The SX160 IS is a digital camera that takes 140 shots battery life.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX160 IS has an HDMI port, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

The SX160 IS does not have a video out, although keep in mind that 100% of cameras also do not have a video out.

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Features Face Detection

The SX160 IS features face detection, which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not feature face detection.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The SX160 IS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon SX160 IS does not have an HDMI. 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon SX160 IS has an orientation sensor, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Only 480 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon SX160 IS is 480 x 480. That's 92% lower still image resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon SX160 IS's maximum aperture number of 5.9 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 65% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the SX160 IS of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 77% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The SX160 IS supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon SX160 IS features flash exposure compensation. 79% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the SX160 IS of 28mm is longer than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the longest 13% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The Canon SX160 IS's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 18% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 6354b001, canon 6801b001

Barcodes:

00013803157215, 00013803157239, 00138031572392, 00714574586373, 00714574586441, 04960999914275, 04960999914305, 04960999914336, 08714574586373, 08714574586403, 08714574586441, 08714574600765

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