Summary Canon SX160 IS

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Specifications Key specs
Help 16x
Screen size
Help 3"
Help f/3.5
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 720p @ 25fps
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS


Canon has replaced the PowerShot SX160 IS with the SX170 IS.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS announced August 2013
Weight Slightly lighter

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The Canon SX160 IS vs other recent travel zooms

Battery life Above average battery life Help
380 shots
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/3200 of a second


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The Canon SX160 IS vs other recent travel zooms

Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
0.8 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
9.8 MP
Sensor size Slightly smaller than average sensor Help
1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
Announced Old Help
August 2012
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds


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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
PowerShot SX160 IS

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