Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

71

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
240 fps
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
Screen size
Large screen
3"
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 SX260 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$305

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Much wider aperture
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Travel zoom

$300

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Travel zoom

$249

Aperture Wider aperture
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$200

Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$229

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

Ultra compact

$120

Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

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