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

35

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

32

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"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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 SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$208

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Travel zoom

$100

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Travel zoom

$249

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

discussion

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