Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
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a little less than expected
21 April 2014
Summary: While this is a terrific little camera.. i had formerly used a Cannon Elph and was very pleased with it until the focus 'went' on it. This seemed like a big step up... but a few things. In discreet mode you can't use the ISO adjustment which is rather critical for my needs. That was a big disappointment to me.
Summary: The pictures I have been taking are somewhat grainy. After I take the pic and see it, the word busy shows up on the bottom most times. I'm sure I have some sort of setting wrong, but just wanted it to take very clear pictures. Can anyone tell me what may be wrong with this. I might have to send back? Any other recommendations for a beautiful picture camera, that is very easy to use? Would so appreciate some feedback.
Summary: After reading the reviews I was expecting high quality photos but was disappointed by what I got. The Kodak 10MP I currently own takes better quality pics than this Canon does! I ended up returning this Canon and got an upgraded model Kodak for a third of the price! The new Kodak is a lot easier to use (than the Canon) and the pics are much better quality. Too bad Kodak won't be making cameras anymore.
Summary: One of the reasons I purchased this camera is because it came with so many extra batteries, my mistake. The camera is great, but the bonus rechargeable batteries never did charge so were totally useless.
Summary: This camera is larger than I thought it would be a hard to articulate in my wifes small hands the focus takes a long time to clear and give you a sence of what you are about to take a picture of.
Summary: Bought it because it appeared to be a lot of camera for the money. However, I was somewhat disappointed by its performance. My main complaint is that it takes a very long time to recover between pictures - especially when using the flash - you'll miss a lot of good shots waiting for it to reload - and it gobbles up AA batteries.
Summary: The camera came with everything it said it came with but the rechargeable batteries do not hold a charge. After charging them until the light said it was charged the batteries lasted about 5 minutes. When I plugged the batteries in to recharge the charger said there was no charge and yet after charging about 15 minutes it said the batteries were charged. Again after couple of minutes of use the batteries died.
Nice camera. Internal digic5 processing a bit aggressive
Old geek, Amazon
10 December 2012
Summary: Pros: Good quality. Great features. Great usability. Uses AA batteries. Versatile. Great for beginners. Cons: Eats batteries sometimes. I think the powerful flash is the reason. Will not do well with anything but Nimh rechargables. You need a good charger and 8 batteries (two in camera, six backup) if you are going anywhere. And if you travel, you will need a car charger too. Internal Digix5 processing is horrendous.
Excerpt: Bought the camera on vacation and therefore had a nice opportunity to compare it with my old camera, the Canon Powershot SX100 IS. With the SX160 Canon has shown some improvements, but it's not the thing I hoped for, though of course the price tag indicates that a little bit. Design: The camera has gotten a bit more compact and therefore slightly easier to fit in a pocket, still it has a reasonably good grip.