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PowerShot SX160 IS Black

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Overview

Turn Memories Into Memorable Images.

You'll want to carry this compact, versatile camera everywhere, because it gives every shooting opportunity the potential to become a beautiful image. The spectacular 16x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and Optical Image Stabilizer captures clear, vivid images whether your subject is up close or far away. And with the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, every detail is precisely rendered for truly impressive image quality. The PowerShot SX160 IS captures breathtakingly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with the press of a button. You can zoom while shooting your videos and view them easily later on your HDTV through the HDMI connector. Smart AUTO makes shooting stills and video easy because the camera automatically selects the right settings for 32 predefined shooting situations. Shoot freely and naturally with new High Speed AF that dramatically increases focus speed so you'll capture every shot you want. And because the PowerShot SX160 IS is powered by AA batteries, you'll always be ready to shoot.
 

Features

Powerful 16x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
The PowerShot SX160 IS features a powerful Genuine Canon 16x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. With precision engineering and decades of leadership in optical technologies, Canon has created a bright, wide-angle lens that provides an extraordinary 16x zoom range. The lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 448mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), giving you tremendous coverage and reach. The telephoto end lets you capture subjects from a considerable distance, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings.

Optical Image Stabilizer
Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. It makes handheld photography more practical in more shooting situations, providing excellent image quality in many difficult situations: outdoors at dusk, inside without a flash, and even at the telephoto end of the zoom range without a tripod.

16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor
The PowerShot SX160 IS's 16.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers impressive photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints.

Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor

The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in a new level of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. New, more powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture.

Canon HD Video Advantage
The PowerShot SX160 IS lets you record highly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound. Watching your videos and sharing them with family and friends is especially easy with the camera's HDMI output: you can connect the camera directly to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, and see your videos on the big screen right away.

Dedicated Movie Button, Wind Filter and Optical Zoom While Shooting
The PowerShot SX160 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. The PowerShot SX160 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution.

Large 3.0-inch LCD
Easy to see from a wide angle, the camera's 3.0-inch LCD with a great resolution of approximately 230,000 dots gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images.

Smart AUTO
Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles.

High Speed AF
The PowerShot SX160 IS is equipped with Canon's latest advancements in Autofocus (AF) technology. The extremely responsive High Speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with reduced lag time. In addition to improved AF algorithms, the camera can process multiple sequences simultaneously, and takes advantage of reworked controls between AF and the start of shooting.

AA Battery Powered
With the PowerShot SX160 IS, you'll never need special power adapters or chargers because it's powered by two AA batteries that are widely available around the world.

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 16x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital Zoom & 64x Combined Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels
Approx. 16.6 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)

Optical Zoom
16x

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal/Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 2.0 ft. (60 cm) - infinity (T)

Macro AF: 0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Back to TopViewfinders

Optical Viewfinder
N/A

LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T)

Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.

15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted Average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation
Still Images: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Back to TopFlash

Built-in Flash
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
- Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 2.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), 60cm - 2.0m (T))

Recycling Time
15 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3

  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button


  • *1 Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks

    *2 Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect

    *3 Standard, iFrame Movie

    Photo Effects
    My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*

    *Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available

    Self Timer
    Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*

    *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

    Wireless Control
    N/A

    Continuous Shooting
    Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)

    Normal: Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

    AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)

    LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)

  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
  • Differs depending on the zoom position
  • Back to TopImage Storage

    Storage Media
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

    File Format
    Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

    Image Recording Format
    Superfine / Fine

    JPEG Compression Mode
    Still Image: 2.3 (JPEG)

    Video: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))

    Number of Recording Pixels
    Still Images:

    [16:9]

    Large: 4608 x 2592

    Medium 1: 3264 x 1832

    Medium 2: 1920 x 1080

    Small: 640 x 360



    [3:2]

    Large: 4608 x 3072

    Medium 1: 3264 x 2176

    Medium 2: 1600 x 1064

    Small: 640 x 424



    [4:3]

    Large: 4608 x 3456

    Medium 1: 3264 x 2448

    Medium 2: 1600 x 1200

    Small: 640 x 480



    [1:1]

    Large: 3456 x 3456

    Medium 1: 2448 x 2448

    Medium 2: 1200 x 1200

    Small: 480 x 480



    Videos:

    HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps

    iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps / 25 fps

    Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps

    Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

    640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

    Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

    Image data

     

    16:9

    3:2

    4:3

    File Size (KB)

    8 GB

    32 GB

    File Size (KB)

    8 GB

    32 GB

    File Size (KB)

    8 GB

    32 GB

    Large (L1)

    SF

    5184

    1506

    6081

    6144

    1272

    5136

    6912

    1131

    4567

    F

    3069

    2531

    10219

    3638

    2135

    8620

    4093

    1903

    7684

    Medium 1 (M1)

    SF

    2595

    2958

    11943

    3083

    2505

    10115

    3436

    2252

    9094

    F

    1537

    4912

    19826

    1825

    4162

    16802

    2060

    3721

    15020

    Medium 2 (M2)

    SF

    1095

    6822

    27537

    899

    8187

    33044

    1002

    7442

    30040

    F

    604

    12280

    49567

    496

    14448

    58314

    558

    12927

    52176

    Small (S)

    SF

    188

    35089

    141622

    221

    30703

    123919

    249

    27291

    110150

    F

    113

    49125

    198271

    133

    40937

    165225

    150

    40937

    165225

    Medium* (M)

    SF

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    1144

    6638

    26792

    F

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA

    NA


     

    1:1

    File Size (KB)

    8 GB

    32 GB

    Large (L1)

    SF

    5184

    1506

    6081

    F

    3069

    2531

    10219

    Medium 1 (M1)

    SF

    2601

    2958

    11943

    F

    1540

    4912

    19826

    Medium 2 (M2)

    SF

    760

    9824

    39653

    F

    420

    16374

    66090

    Small (S)

    SF

    188

    35089

    141622

    F

    113

    49125

    198271

    Medium* (M)

    SF

    NA

    NA

    NA

    F

    NA

    NA

    NA

         
    Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
    *When in High-speed Burst, Movie Digest or Low Light.
    - The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

    Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

    Movie data

     

    iFrame Movie

    Miniature Effect

    HD: 1280 x 720

    HD: 1280 x 720

    640 x 480

    25 fps

    5x

    10x

    20x

    5x

    10x

    20x

    5 fps*1

    2.5 fps*1

    1.25 fps*1

    6 fps*2

    3 fps*2

    1.5 fps*2

    Movie Size (KB/sec.)

    4704

    487

    243

    122

    246

    123

    61

    8GB

    27 min. 28 sec.

    4 hrs. 00 min. 48 sec.

    7 hrs. 34 min. 51 sec.

    13 hrs. 38 min. 45 sec.

    7 hrs. 34 min. 51 sec.

    13 hrs. 38 min. 45 sec.

    22 hrs. 44 min. 36 sec.

    32GB

    1 hr. 50 min. 52 sec.

    16 hrs. 11 min. 54 sec.

    30 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec.

    55 hrs. 04 min. 31 sec.

    30 hrs. 35 min. 50 sec.

    55 hrs. 04 min. 31 sec.

    91 hrs. 47 min. 32 sec.

     

     

    Other

    HD: 1280 x 720

    640 x 480

    25 fps

    30 fps*1

    Movie Size (KB/sec.)

    2621

    1416

    8GB

    49 min. 18 sec.

    1 hr. 28 min. 59 sec.

    32GB

    3 hrs. 19 min. 03 sec.

    5 hrs. 59 min. 10 sec.

               
    *1 Playback frame is 25 fps.
    *2 Playback frame is 30 fps*3.
    *3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

    Back to TopPlayback Specifications

    Playback Modes File
    Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)

    Still Images: Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

    Videos: Normal Playback*, Skip Backward**, Previous Frame***, Next Frame***, Skip Forward**

    * Audio settings available in 5 levels
    ** Approximately 4 seconds
    *** Slow motion available

    Back to TopErasing Specifications

    Erase Modes
    Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

    - The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
    - Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.

    Back to TopInterfaces

    Video Out
    NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    Mini-HDMI connector

    Audio Out
    Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

    Other
    SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

    Power Source
    1) 2 AA Alkaline batteries

    2) AC Adapter Kit ACK-800

    Shooting Capacity
    AA Alkaline: Approx. 140 shots

    AA NiMH: Approx. 380 shots

    Playback Time
    AA Alkaline Batteries: Approx. 7 hours

    AA NiMH Batteries (NB-3AH): Approx. 10 hours

    Back to TopPhysical Specifications

    Operating Temperature
    32-104°F/0-40°C

    Operating Humidity
    10-90%

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    4.37 x 2.85 x 1.74 in (111.0 x 72.5 x 44.1 mm)

    Weight
    CIPA standard: Approx. 10.3 oz. or 291 g

    Camera Body Only: Approx. 8.57 oz. or 243 g

    Note: 27 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and Hindi).

    All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

    Canon, DIGIC, ELPH, PIXMA, and PowerShot and SELPHY are registered trademarks of Canon Inc. in the United States and may also be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Vista are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other products and brand names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.
    PowerShot SX160 IS Black Kit Contents
    PowerShot SX160 IS Black Kit Contents
    • PowerShot SX160 IS Digital Camera
    • 2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
    • Wrist Strap WS-800
    • Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
    • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

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