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

35

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

32

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"
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 SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$411

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Super zoom

$320

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Size Significantly larger
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$229

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

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$250

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$120 - $177

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

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