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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size (111×73×44 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

$199

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Travel zoom

$268 - $321

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Smaller
Zoom Less zoom

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$247

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$199 - $250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$231

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

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