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

55

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

41

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
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Travel zoom

$318 - $379

Zoom More zoom
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$198 - $249

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $299

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

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Travel zoom

$162

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$195

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Lowest price Cheaper
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot A1400

Canon PowerShot A1400

Compact

$330

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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