The New Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

I’ve been looking for a good affordable compact to carry around with me; something small (but not too small) when I’m not lugging around my dslr, camera bag and tripod. Checking out Canon’s sample images and the specs it looked like a good proposition.

But, the problem for me is it lacks a viewfinder, and I can’t take photos without a viewfinder (can anyone, really?) But if, unlike me, you can, then the Canon Powershot SX160 IS could be a good investment.

The Canon PowerShot160 IS is the smaller affordable version of the SX500 IS. It still has the same 16-megapixel sensor, Digic 4 processor and Intelligent IS system, just stuffed into a smaller package. It maintains the big three-inch LCD screen and can be powered by AA batteries.

Specs at a glance:

16x optical zoom (28-448mm)

16-megapixel image sensor

3.0-inch LCD display

DIGIC 4 image processor

HD Video Recording

Smart AUTO Mode

Intelligent Image Stabilization

Powered by AA Batteries

SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slot.

Source, and for the full spec:

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