Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix L31

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Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix L31

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabiliser Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabiliser, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.06MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 4.06MP more than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (16.44MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (6.5).
94mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a maximum focal length of 224mm, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (94mm shorter).
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

10% shorter Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 54.3mm tall digital camera. That's 5.1mm shorter than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (59.4mm).
31% thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a depth of 22.1mm. That's 6.8mm thinner than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (28.9mm).
Narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a width of 95.2mm. That's 1.2mm narrower than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (96.4mm).
220.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Nikon Coolpix L31 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

26 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Canon IXUS 160 ranks No. 19985 by number of sales, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 ranks No. 40085.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69%, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 60% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 160 (26mm).
20 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (80).
Cheaper by £5
The Nikon Coolpix L31 costs £44.99, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is £50.00.
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Nikon Coolpix L31 is 84%, but the average rating of the Canon IXUS 160 is 80% (based on 63 reviews).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (26mm).
20 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 bigger than the Nikon Coolpix L31 (80).
More expensive by £5
The Canon IXUS 160 is £5.01 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix L31.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Canon IXUS 160 has an average user score of 80%, but the Nikon Coolpix L31 has an average user rating of 84% (based on 124 reviews).
14 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Canon IXUS 160 (16.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 does not have an image stabiliser, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.06MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 16.44MP digital camera. That's 4.06MP less than the Canon IXUS 160 (16.44MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (5x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 bigger than the Canon IXUS 160 (6.5).
94mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a maximum focal length of 130mm, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (94mm longer).
11s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 4s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 11s shorter than the Canon IXUS 160 (4s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

9% taller Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a 59.4mm tall digital camera. That's 5.1mm taller than the Canon IXUS 160 (59.4mm).
24% thicker Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a depth of 28.9mm. That's 6.8mm thicker than the Canon IXUS 160 (28.9mm).
Wider Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 has a width of 96.4mm. That's 1.2mm wider than the Canon IXUS 160 (96.4mm).
Only 200.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 only takes 220.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Canon IXUS 160 is stocked by 27 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Less popular
The Nikon Coolpix L31 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 40085 by number of sales in our digital cameras, but the Canon IXUS 160 ranks No. 19985.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The Nikon Coolpix L31 only has an average expert score of 60%, but the Canon IXUS 160 has an average expert rating of 69% (based on 3 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
16.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
16.44MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
6.9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture
3.2 3.2
Maximum Focal Length
224mm
BEST
130mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 26mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 40 4.6 - 23
Extra / Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/7 6/5
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Matrix
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 1.5 0.8 - 1.7
Flash Range
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 3.6
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 17MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ (iSAPS) Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 BUL
 SER
 PER
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 BUL
 SER
 PER

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 160g
Height
54.3mm
BEST
59.4mm
Depth
22.1mm
BEST
28.9mm
Width
95.2mm
BEST
96.4mm
Weight Including Battery
127g
BEST
160g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Battery Size
NB-11L AA
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots
BEST
200 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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