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  • Manufacturer: CANON
  • UPC #013803157215
  • Model #SX160 IS BLACK
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    • 16MP Sensor
    • Vivid 3" LCD Display
    • Operates with 2 Standard AA Batteries (Included)
    • Optical Image Stabilizer


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    (Manufacturer # SX160 IS BLACK )


    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.

    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. Moreover, this superb lens incorporates innovative designs that enable it to fit the compact profile of the PowerShot SX160 IS.

    Optical Image Stabilizer

    Handheld shooting can often lead to camera shake, making photos and videos blurry. 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. For still photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity. With camera shake and vibration reduced, you get a sharper, steadier image. And because it is an optical system, there is none of the image degradation typical with electronic image stabilizers.

    Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor

    Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. 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. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera. 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

    It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX160 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. 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. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient; it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.

    High Speed AF

    The PowerShot SX160 IS is equipped with Canon's latest advancements in Autofocus (AF) technology. Working on multiple fronts, Canon has developed AF that is significantly faster than on previous models, for a shooting experience that's spontaneous and natural. The extremely responsive High Speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with reduced lag time.

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    Type Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 16x Optical Zoom & 4x Digital Zoom & 64x Combined Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
    Image Capture Device
    Type 16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD
    Total Pixels Approx. 16.6 Megapixels
    Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0 Megapixels
    Focal Length 5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
    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
    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%
    Aperture 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)
    Exposure Control
    Sensitivity Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
    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)
    White Balance
    White Balance Control Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
    * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
    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
    Shooting Specifications
    Shooting Modes M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, 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
    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)
    Image 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:
    • Large: 4608 x 2592
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
    • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
    • Small: 640 x 360
    • Large: 4608 x 3072
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
    • Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
    • Small: 640 x 424
    • Large: 4608 x 3456
    • Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
    • Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
    • Small: 640 x 480
    • Large: 3456 x 3456
    • Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
    • Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
    • Small: 480 x 480
    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)
    Number of Recordable Images
    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

    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
    Time of Recordable Movies
    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.
    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.
    Playback 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
    Erasing Specifications
    Erase Modes Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
    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
    • 2 AA Alkaline batteries
    • 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
    Physical 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)
    • CIPA standard: Approx. 10.3 oz. or 291 g
    • Camera Body Only: Approx. 8.57 oz. or 243 g

    What's in the Box

    • PowerShot SX160 IS Body (black shown)
    • 2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
    • Wrist Strap WS-800
    • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
    • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM


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