Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

31

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size (111×73×44 mm)
Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
291 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$179 - $180

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$195

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$119 - $165

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Lowest price Cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$170

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$163

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$217 - $249

Zoom Significantly more zoom
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Significantly larger

discussion

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