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

67

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

50

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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
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 SX260 HS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS Competitors

Nikon 1 S2

Nikon 1 S2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$378 body only

High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Travel zoom

$329

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$229

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Travel zoom

$258

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530

Super zoom

$229

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520

Super zoom

$370

GPS Has a GPS
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life

discussion

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