Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
4 January 2013
Conclusion: The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a decent spec considering its slender price tag, and it performs reasonably well for the money too. But don't expect too much: the LCD screen's viewing angle is poor, we're not fans of the AA batteries, and the pictures are soft and underwhelming.
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.
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.
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