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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 160

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Size
Smaller
95×54×22 mm vs 97×57×28 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Significantly thinner
0.9" vs 1.1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
127 g vs 182 g
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More than 30% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$134.47 vs $179.49
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Zoom
Significantly more zoom
25x vs 8x
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Around 10x more zoom
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
922k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
295 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The PowerShot SX620 HS's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
2.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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More than 3x faster continuous shooting
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Size Fairly small Help
              ELPH 16095×54×22 mm
              PowerShot SX620 HS97×57×28 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              ELPH 1600.9"
              PowerShot SX620 HS1.1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 160127 g
              PowerShot SX620 HS182 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              ELPH 160$134.47
              PowerShot SX620 HS$179.49
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              ELPH 1601,600 ISO
              PowerShot SX620 HS3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 1600.8 fps
              PowerShot SX620 HS2.5 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              15 seconds
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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