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

52

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

47

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"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens

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

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$220

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$240

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$164

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160

Travel zoom

$124

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$208

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Much shorter battery life

discussion

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