Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Review
5 June 2013
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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