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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1779 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX160 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the optics and shutter.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

shutter, optics

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX160 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the zoom and performance are overall positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but the focus and reliability get less positive reviews. Views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, portability, performance, zoom

screen, low-light, reliability, focus

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 924 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX160 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and image quality. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the shutter and reliability. There are some critical comments about the optics.

usability, performance, price, image quality, portability

optics

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX160 IS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the price and image quality are overall positive. The battery and portability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the reliability and performance. Opinions are divided on the low light performance.

usability, portability, battery, image quality, price

performance, reliability

84% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

 

Sometimes budget precedes all else. Often that would put a Canon compact camera out of the purchase picture. But not so with the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS: this £140 budget compact not only has the price on its side, but also comes equipped with a...

Wide-ranging zoom, affordable, manual modes, reasonable autofocus

Screen viewing angle, AA batteries, body size,

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a decent spec considering its slender price tag, and it performs reasonably well for the money too.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160IS

 

This is a camera that a proportion of the users will love as it uses ‘AA' batteries. It looks almost basic in its design however it offers a decent zoom and a large image size yet it is small enough to fit inside the majority of pockets.

Almost all PowerShots used to run on ‘AA’ batteries, then in recent times they had solid batteries but still kept the very nice hand grip shape on the right side to allow a firm grip. This unit however runs on two not four ‘AA’ batteries and so the...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Canon Powershot SX160 IS Review

 

The Canon Powershot SX160 is described as family friendly, and takes two AA batteries. It features full manual controls, as well as an Auto mode, scene modes, and creative effects. The camera records 720p video, with stereo sound and allows the use of...

16x optical zoom lens, Improved design over previous model, Manual controls, AA batteries readily available, Excellent macro performance, Good colour and white balance performance

Low resolution 3 inch screen, Lacks auto panoramic mode, Shorter battery life with Alkaline batteries, Noise performance above ISO200, Slow flash charge

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS ( Red)

 

But, here's why I like it. For about $150 ($80 less than its original price), you get a competent point-and-shoot camera that does more than just automatic snapshots. That makes it a nice fit for those who want to learn more about controlling shutter...

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a large selection of shooting options from full manual to full auto; big, easy-to-press controls; and the convenience of AA batteries.

The SX160 IS will eat through alkaline batteries; shooting performance is good, but not fast; and picture quality drops off above ISO 400, so it's not a great choice for handheld low-light shots.

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is not for everyone. It's big and bulky. It doesn't have the best shooting performance or image quality. And it certainly doesn't have all the latest and greatest features found in many of Canon's higher-end PowerShots.

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a large selection of shooting options from full manual to full auto; big, easy-to-press controls; and the convenience of AA batteries.

The SX160 IS will eat through alkaline batteries; shooting performance is good, but not fast; and picture quality drops off above ISO 400, so it's not a great choice for handheld low-light shots.

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review

 

The PowerShot SX160 IS makes big promises with its bricklike form and extensive manual controls. But its sluggish burst shooting, slow-charging flash and middling performance in low light makes even its moderate price seem too high. The features are...

Powerful 16x zoom lens ; Wide 28mm angle ; Full manual control ; Many color effects in shooting mode ; Color effects can be applied in playback ; Macro AF can focus at 0.4 inch ; Can take stills in movie mode ; Dedicated movie button ; Thumb wheel aids...

Mediocre performance in low light ; Slow burst shooting ; Flash is slow to charge ; Autofocus could be faster ; Low battery life ; Low-resolution LCD ; Narrow LCD viewing angle pointing downward

The PowerShot SX160 IS makes big promises with its bricklike form and extensive manual controls. But its sluggish burst shooting, slow-charging flash and middling performance in low light makes even its moderate price seem too high. The features are...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review - Tech2

 

The 16 megapixel PowerShot SX160 IS bridges the gap between Canon's entry-level point-and-shoot digital cameras and the premium travel compacts.

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is priced at Rs 12,995 (MRP), but you can buy it for a few hundred rupees less from online stores, and that too with a case, rechargeable batteries, a charger and a 4GB SD card included as freebies. At this price point, the...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review

 

The 16 megapixel PowerShot SX160 IS bridges the gap between Canon's entry-level point-and-shoot digital cameras and the premium travel compacts. The former, lacking a large zoom range and full manual controls, are priced under Rs 10,000 and the travel...

The SX160 IS can shoot videos at 720p and using optical zoom while recording is also allowed. With the mode dial set to Movie, you can set the video resolution (1280 x 720 or 640 x 480) and add colour effects such as sepia, black and white, and...

Oct, 2012

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Expert review by : Matt Grayson (photographyblog.com)

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX160 is a portable high-zoom digital compact camera. It features a 16 megapixel sensor, 16x optical zoom which is image stabilised, manual modes for controlling shutter-speed and aperture, digital effects and it takes AA batteries....

If you're used to pocket-sized cameras that you can slip away when not in use then the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is going to be a big surprise to you. It has to be held all the time, hung around your neck or put in a bag. To that end, the SX160 is...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Digital Cameras (digit.in)

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