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Canon SX160 is

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An award winning and fully featured 16 megapixel 16 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 16MP 16x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon SX160 is Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features,
83
297 Reviews + 1 Award
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Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

It has great user reviews but average expert reviews. 85% of buyers recommended this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report it is fairly priced, is easy to use and good picture quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Does not have an HDMI
Does not have a video out

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 291g.

Canon SX160 IS front dimensions

Canon SX160 IS size in context

Canon SX160 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by website PhotographyBlog.com who concluded that this Canon digital camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 10 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Pocket Lint and tweakers.net this camera has an average expert rating of 70%.

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Good User Reviews

SX160 IS owners on average rated this digital camera 81 out of 100. 138 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 85% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

42 customers agreed that it was good value for money.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

35 customers said that the Canon SX160 IS was easy to use and four customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

58 people agreed that it was able to produce good images and four people who reviewed it concluded that it was good in low light.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

14 people reckoned that it was good quality.

Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 33,726 owner and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings 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 Good Video Capture

Nine owners who bought it considered that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Nice Design

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

16 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom, two people who reviewed it considered that it had a good autofocus and two customers who reviewed the Canon SX160 IS mentioned that it had a good lens.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people reckoned that the Canon SX160 IS had a good screen.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

11 customers mentioned that the product had good features.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three owners considered that the Canon SX160 IS was compact and two owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around.

Customers Report a Good Flash

10 people who purchased it reckoned that it had a good flash.

Customers Report Excellent Battery Life

Eight people who purchased the Canon SX160 IS concluded that it had a good battery life and two customers who purchased the product thought it was quick to charge.


Features

Average Megapixel

The SX160 IS has a relatively typical megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

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

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Average Weight

The Canon SX160 IS has a pretty average weight (291 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 16 times zoom factor, the SX160 IS has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon SX160 IS has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the SX160 IS has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The SX160 IS has an external flash connector, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm. At 448 millimeters, the SX160 IS has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The SX160 IS does not have an HDMI. Most of the other cameras do have an HDMI.

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Features Face Detection

The SX160 IS features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most of the other cameras, the Canon SX160 IS does not have a video out.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The SX160 IS has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras have display resolutions (numeric) of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the SX160 IS has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The SX160 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The SX160 IS is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras is 3.4, and the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22. At 3.5, the SX160 IS has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.17m. At only 0.01 meters, the SX160 IS has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The SX160 IS has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Only 140 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon SX160 IS which takes 140 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon SX160 IS supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon SX160 IS has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The SX160 IS has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The SX160 IS has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2014.


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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Two more awards
86x bigger digital zoom
User reviews are a lot better
10 months older
Better user reviews
Higher ISO sensitivity (max)
One more aspherical lens
Vastly smaller digital zoom

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