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

34

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

31

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 SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$250

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$212

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

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Super zoom

Zoom Much more zoom
Wide angle Much better wide angle
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500

Super zoom

$199 - $257

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger

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