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)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS (Red)
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Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (Red)
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Price $104 at 1 store $139 to $139 at 2 stores $129 to $186 at 13 stores $199 to $297 at 10 stores $370 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 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 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date August 20, 2012 August 20, 2012 August 21, 2013 March 27, 2013 March 01, 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 Canon PowerShot SX260 HS' wider, longer lens, a few much-needed design tweaks, and excellent photo quality add up to one pretty great compact megazoom.

Basic specs

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 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
4.2 in x 1.3 in x 2.4 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
20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/3.5-6.8
Optical sensor type CCD
CCD
CCD
CMOS
BSI-CMOS
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 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
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 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 320 x 240 -
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
7.3 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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