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

32

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

Zoom More zoom
Focus points More focus points
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$229

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$249

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Larger

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$180

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$265 - $299

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Travel zoom

$240

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO

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