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

33

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$335

Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$229

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$275

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500

Compact

$109

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Travel zoom

$249

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Zoom Slightly less zoom

discussion

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