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

Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

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
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$149 - $195

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$179

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$160

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$163

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$195

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Macro focus Much worse macro capability

discussion

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