Canon PowerShot SX 160 Superzoom

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Loaded With Interesting New Technology

Canon PowerShot SX 160 Superzoom Canon PowerShot SX160 IS 16MP superzoom. A replacement of the SX150 within the PowerShot lineup, is a digital compact camera containing enhanced features, and provides several significant improvements over the previous version. First off is the 1/2.3" CCD 16MP resolution image sensor (enhanced from 14MP), plus a lens that's 16x optical zoom (increased from 12x) which now begins at 28mm (which is 35mm equivalent).

The SX160 has been fitted full of interesting new technology. It uses an array of image stabilization approaches, including hybrid shift-style camera shake adjustment, panning motion, which is a function to use when capturing videos when the lens zoomed out to its greatest telephoto length, plus a "Dynamic" mode which works with the wide angle situation to iron out shakiness that can take place while shooting and walking during the same time. - Aug 22, 2012 ✓

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Body type Compact  
Max resolution 4608 x 3456  
Image ratio w:h 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 16.0 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 16.6 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor Digic 4  
ISO Auto, 80 ,100, 200, 400, 800  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Superfine, Fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 28 448 mm  
Optical zoom 16  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4x)  
Manual focus Yes  
Macro focus range 1 cm (.39")  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT Color LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.5 - F5.9  
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/3200 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 3 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (0.8 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • H.264
Microphone Stereo  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Videography notes Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery AA  
Battery description 2 x AA batteries  
Battery Life (CIPA) 380  
Weight (inc. batteries) 291 g (0.64 lb / 10.26 oz)  
Dimensions 111 x 73 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.87 x 1.73")  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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