Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Digital Camera

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Canon ELPH 160 Camera High-resolution photography and HD movie recording in a compact container, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Digital Camera available in red, black silver and white is a versatile and convenient point-and-shoot providing a 20MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor along with DIGIC 4+ image processor, which enables a high sensitivity of ISO 1600 and a 2.2 frames per second shooting rate. An 8x optical zoom lens offers a 28-224mm, 35mm equivalent focal length spectrum, which handles wide thru tele perspectives for shooting in a variety of situations. HD 720/25p movie recording is possible along with Scene Modes for a visionary take on your images. Smart AUTO intelligently chooses the correct camera settings based on encountered scene types and a Dedicated Help Button is available to better grasp all of the controls and settings. Besides using the 2.7" 230k-dot LCD screen for viewing your compositions or playing back images, the ELPH 160 is also suitable with the available Connect Station CS100 for wireless transfer and sharing of your pictures and movies.

20MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor is combined with the DIGIC 4+ image processor to accomplish distinguished image clarity, sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and a 2.2 frames per second shooting rate.

An 8x optical zoom lens provides a 28-224mm equivalent focal length, which covers wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations.

In addition to stills, HD 720p video at 25 fps can also be recorded and is accessible via a dedicated movie button.

A 2.7" 230k-dot LCD monitor is available for composing imagery, navigating the menu, or reviewing photos and videos.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on recognized shooting situations.

Scene Modes, such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect, and Monochrome, help to creatively adjust the look of your photographs in-camera.

ECO Mode intelligently reduces your power consumption, aiding in producing longer battery life for more shooting time.

For quickly familiarizing oneself with the camera, a Help Button provides a convenient explanation of the various camera settings and controls.

For wirelessly transferring imagery, the ELPH 160 is compatible with the optional Connect Station CS100 for backing-up photos and videos, storing them, and sharing with others. ✓

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Body type Ultracompact  
Max resolution 5152 x 3864  
Other resolutions 5152 x 2896 (16:9), 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor DIGIC 4+  
ISO Auto, 100-1600  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Digital only  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28224 mm  
Optical zoom 8  
Maximum aperture F3.2 - F6.9  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)  
Number of focus points 9  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 3.00 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro  
Continuous drive 0.8 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (25p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description NB-11L/LH lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 220  
Weight (inc. batteries) 127 g (0.28 lb / 4.48 oz)  
Dimensions 95 x 54 x 22 mm (3.74 x 2.13 x 0.87)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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