Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review
28 December 2012
Summary: 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 flaws in performance can be overlooked. Despite the niggles, the SX160 IS performs significantly better than some of the other digital cameras in its class, and even some more expensive travel compacts.
Excerpt: 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 that can capture wide scenes or zoom right in on more distant subjects. Too good to be true or a budget compact camera bargain?
Excerpt: 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 the optical zoom while recording. A focus assist lamp and pop up flash help in dark conditions, and built in optical image stabilisation adds to the cameras capabilities.
Pros: 16x optical zoom lens, Improved design over previous model, Manual controls, AA batteries readily available, Excellent macro performance, Good colour and white balance performance
Cons: Low resolution 3 inch screen, Lacks auto panoramic mode, Shorter battery life with Alkaline batteries, Noise performance above ISO200, Slow flash charge