Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
Explore our gallery of 13 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$235

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$195

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$144

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture

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Avatar for robert scott robert scott (5:06 PM, January 14, 2014)
This camera has only a 1/2.3" CCD Sensor (6.17mm x 4.55mm).
We've all seen dodgy images from high megapixel cameras and know that after a point, megapixels don't matter for most people – a 16 MP compact isn't
ever going to be as good as a 12 MP Full Frame DSLR. What does matter is the Sensor Size!
The cameras sensor sizes are:
1/3.2"(4.54 x 3.42mm)
1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55mm) Canon SX160 IS
(0.617x0.455cm)=0.281cm2 Pickle density 16MP/0.281=57MP/cm2 Quality starts at 5MP/cm2.
1/1.7"(7.60 X 5.70mm)
2/3" (8.80 X 6.60mm)
1/1.2"(10.67x 8.0mm)
Micro Four Thirds 4/3"(17.30x13mm)
1" (12.8X9.60mm), mostly Video Cameras.
1.5"(18.70X14.00mm)
APS-c (Canon) 22.20X14.8mm
APS-C 23.60x15.60mm
APS-H 27.9 x 18.6mm
Full Frame 36.00 x 24.00 mm
Higher-end Compacts – With demand growing and the price of producing larger sensors falling, there are a growing number of higher-end
compact cameras with larger sensors. For example the Fujifilm X20 has a 2/3-inch (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor Price: $445.50, while the Sony RX100 has an even bigger 1-inch sensor (12.8 x 9.6 mm). Price: $548.00. The Canon G1 X even boasts a 1.5-inch sensor (18.7 x 14 mm) Price: $579.00.
So you get what you pay. If you want to take crude pictures then you go for Cameras sensor size 1/3.2" or1/2.3" without extras at around $100.
If you needs more decent pictures, and not to discredit yourself on Facebook then you go for around 1"(12.80x9.60mm). Don't be fooled by
megapixels. This is an illusion and deception. Concentrate at lenses quality, and CCD sensor. A 6 MegaPixel camera with good quality pixels, can
outperform a 24 MegaPixel camera with bad quality pixels. Choose a good camera, and care for your pixels.
What sensor processor is nominal for a 16MP camera (digital processor) ?
x=16/5 = 3.2cm2 or at least a light sensor 1.5" (18.70X14.00mm) a 2.62cm2 LIGHT PROCESSOR.
The most expensive parts of a digital camera are Lenses and light CCD sensor. Installing a 16MP processor in a camera with dodgy lenses,
and a dodgy light sensor 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55mm) at Canon SX160 IS an illusion, delusion and deception.
In fact this camera commpites at x=sensor 0.281cm2x5MP/cm2 = 1.4 MP camera.