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
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

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Panasonic Lumix ZS25

Travel zoom

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Travel zoom

$299

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly smaller
GPS No built-in GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

Panasonic Lumix ZS15

Travel zoom

Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Aperture Slightly wider aperture
GPS No built-in GPS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$164

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
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

$209

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

discussion

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