Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black) comparison

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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)

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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

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Canon PowerShot A2400 IS (Black)

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS (Black)
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Price $172 at 1 store $149 to $237 at 3 stores $279 at 1 store $139 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 1.0 stars out of 1 review 2.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date August 20, 2012 August 20, 2012 August 21, 2013 March 27, 2013 February 17, 2012
The Bottom Line The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets. If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS. Wi-Fi connectivity and a new processor help make Canon's PowerShot SX280 HS one of the top compact megazooms available. But you'd better load up on batteries. The entry-level Canon PowerShot A2400 IS and its IS-less linemate the A2300 are simple cameras with nice picture quality for casual snapshooters, but the price difference isn't worth sacrificing the image stabilization.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 2.7 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
4.4 in x 1.7 in x 2.9 in
Info unavailable 4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.5 in
3.7 in x 0.8 in x 2.2 in
Lens System 16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
16 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 80 mm - F/3.5-5.9
16 x x
20 x x
Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
5 x x Zoom lens - 5 mm - 25 mm - F/2.8-6.9
Optical sensor type CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
CCD
Light sensitivity ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO auto
Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 400
ISO 1600
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ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
Video capture H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 1280 x 720 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
H.264 - 640 x 480 - Miniature Effect
Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
iFrame - 1280 x 720 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
4 x
Weight 8.6 oz
8.6 oz
Info unavailable 7.4 oz
4.4 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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