Mark Peters : August 23th 2012 - 10:22 CET
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital compact camera : Canon announced a new addition to the Canon PowerShot digital camera line-up designed for the on-the-go photographer looking for large zoom in compact easy-to-handle cameras. For all those times when the action is just out of reach, Canon offers a new super-zoom solution, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital camera features an impressive 16x optical zoom, respectively. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS camera is equipped with Canon's latest advancements in autofocus technology enhancing AF speeds over previous PowerShot SX cameras to capture the excitement in brilliant clarity and quality. The extremely responsive high-speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with significantly reduced lag time.|
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital camera
With incredible zoom capabilities, fast responsive autofocus, awesome resolution and easy-to-use features, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital camera is stylish and compact to take along for any occasion to help you get a good shot from the back of a school theatre or the sidelines of a game. Borrowing from Canon's optics expertise, the new PowerShot SX160 IS camera includes long-reaching zoom and Canon's Intelligent Image Stabilization technology which analyzes the scene being shot and compensates for camera movement for steady images and video even while panning or walking. In addition to the great optical features, the Canon SX160 IS camera is also equipped with Canon's Smart Auto mode - which will automatically apply optimum image settings for 32 different shooting scenarios. In this mode, the Canon digital camera automatically identifies the ideal setting, making high-quality images easy for anyone to capture.
Canon SX160 IS features
With its compact design and powerful 16x optical zoom, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a versatile camera with a dynamic optical zoom range from 28mm wide up to 448mm, perfect for everyday use. This Canon PowerShot camera 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. The Canon SX160 IS camera is always ready to shoot video with its dedicated movie button to start and stop recording HD video instantly and uses the full range of optical zoom when recording, without sacrificing HD resolution. The camera's large 3.0-inch LCD provides a beautiful display when shooing and recording video or simply scrolling through menu options. Powered by AA batteries, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is ideal for easy and convenient shooting on-the-go even when charging a battery may not be an option.
Canon PowerShot SX160 specifications
• 16x optical zoom, 28mm wide Canon lens
• 16 Megapixels compact camera
• Intelligent Image Stabilization
• Large 7.5cm (3-inch) LCD display
• Built-in Photography Hints & Tips
• Smart Auto mode detects 32 scenes
• HD movies with HDMI
• Fun Creative Filters
• Full Manual control
• iFrame movie
PowerShot Compact Cameras
"In photography, there is no substitution for great optical zoom and while our customers may not always be close to the action, the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital compact camera is designed to help bring their photos and videos in close, with great picture resolution and quality as if they were standing right there," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Price & Availability
The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS digital camera will be available in red or black and will be available right after the Photokina 2012 show. The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS camera has an estimated retail price of €200 EUR / $230 USD / £160 GBP. Prices may vary from country to country. Availability of colors and optional PowerShot accessories may differ depending on the country. Please check the Canon Imaging website in your region for more details.
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS review
As soon as we receive a Canon PowerShot SX160 IS test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon PowerShot SX160 IS review. In the mean time Canon published a sample photo of the new PowerShot camera, so you can check out the image quality yourself. Download the Canon PowerShot SX160 iS test photo.