August 21st 2012 11:10 am

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With its compact design and powerful 16x optical zoom, the PowerShot SX160 IS is a versatile camera with a dynamic optical zoom range from 28mm wide up to 448mm, perfect for everyday use. This model also features a 16.0-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor and Canon's Intelligent IS system – providing ultimate functionality in a compact, easy-to-carry design.

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    7.4
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    5.2
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    6.6
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    5.8
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7.0
CNET Dec 18, 2012

The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 4, 2013

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.

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6.0
CNET UK Oct 16, 2012

The very competitively-priced Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a long zoom and high resolution plus a good range of manual controls but you'll have to accept some compromises in image quality. It's a great knockabout point-and-shoot camera for kids though.

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