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: Canon.com