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

31

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"
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 SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Super zoom

$199

Zoom More zoom
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$210

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$235

Focus points Slightly more focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340

Super zoom

$144

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

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