An excellent AA battery P&S with full manual controls

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Humansvillian Senior Member • Posts: 1,462
An excellent AA battery P&S with full manual controls
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I bought my SX160IS last year for $50 , in excellent, almost unused condition.

Canon needs to still make this model.  I know of no other camera, for the price, that a person could learn the essentials of photography with that's better than the SX160IS.

It's a small sensor camera.  But it's a good small sensor camera, with an excellent set of full manual controls, and loads of options in the menus, that make using the camera a pleasure.  The photos are excellent, for it's sensor size.  The movie capability is very good.

The only downside is this camera is slow, but the beginner or casual user won't know that until they upgrade to a DSLR or MFT  camera.  For the beginner, or the casual user, it's plenty fast enough.

There is a lot to be said good about a consumer camera using two AA batteries.  The casual user might not get their camera out for a year and then the lithium batteries are ran down.  A four pack of good NiMH rechargeable batteries, sold everywhere, is essential to get the most out of one of these great consumer point and shoot cameras.

Canon has gone on to make similar sized cameras with CMOS sensors and WiFi and lots of whiz bangs and geegaws.  But  Canon ought to keep this model in their lineup for the casual user, photography student, and beginner that just wants a capable, cheap camera that gets the job done.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Canon PowerShot G11 Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V Canon PowerShot SX160 IS +25 more
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
16 megapixels • 3 screen • 28 – 448 mm (16×)
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