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Advantages of the Canon ELPH 160

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Size
Much smaller
95×54×22 mm vs 93×59×26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
127 g vs 205 g
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Around 40% lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1"
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Around 20% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
8x vs 3.8x
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More than 4.5x more zoom
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon SD870 IS

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Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.8 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the SD870 IS's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
270 shots vs 220 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Very small Help
              ELPH 16095×54×22 mm
              SD870 IS93×59×26 mm
              Thickness Very thin Help
              ELPH 1600.9"
              SD870 IS1"
              Weight Light weight Help
              ELPH 160127 g
              SD870 IS205 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              ELPH 1600.8 fps
              SD870 IS1.3 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              ELPH 1608x
              SD870 IS3.8x

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