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

40

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

37

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)
Thickness
Thin
1.7"
Weight
Light-weight
291 g
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 SX20 IS

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Much longer battery life
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$455

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$180

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Battery life Much longer battery life
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F

Travel zoom

$469

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Samsung WB250F

Samsung WB250F

Travel zoom

$318

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

discussion

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