Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Announced Aug 21, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 448 mm (16×)
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I'm travelling with this camera for a year and already have some experience with it. Is good for still pictures - ex. landscapes and portraits. I really enjoy zoom range and manual functions. It's good to learn basics of photography before you buy DSLR. Cons: (1) poor contrast (2) too high vivid of red (especially in vivid options) (3) poor quality of pictures in higher ISO (actually ISO 100 is max for me)

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The camera will take decent pictures if you wait for it to: 1. Raise flash 2. Subject stops moving 3. Get in focus Since in reality that 97% of photos are not taken this way, this camera has fundamental issues. I'm kind-of embarrassed because I bought this for my son for Christmas, and now I have to return/exchange it :( Do not buy this camera. I'm a die hard Canon fan, and this is my fifth Canon purchase, and definitely the worst camera I have seen in a long time. Problems: This camera takes ...

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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. It still comes with normal AA batteries (actually included in the pack) but the ...

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