Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900

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Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S2900

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 0.02MP more than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (20.48MP).
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (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.

94mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a maximum focal length of 224mm, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (94mm shorter).
74% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 160 is 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 11s longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (4s). Read more

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

Moderately better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon IXUS 160 is 80%, however the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 77% (based on 19 reviews).
5 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.1MP lower). 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.

2mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum focal length of 26mm, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
1,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum ISO speed of 80, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 bigger).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 takes 250.00 shots per battery charge, however 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP lower than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (20.1MP). 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.

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 S2900 (26mm).
Vastly lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 1,600 lower than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (3,200).
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 S2900 (80).
Only 220.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon IXUS 160 is 220.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 only takes 250.00 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.

8 Reasons Against
0.02MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a total megapixel count of 20.48MP, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 20.5MP digital camera (0.02MP more).
3x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has an optical zoom of 5x, but the Canon IXUS 160 is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (3x bigger). 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.

73% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 94mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 160 (130mm).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 4s, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera (11s longer). Read more

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

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One month older
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is older than the Canon IXUS 160 by one month.
A bit Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 65%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69% (based on 3 reviews).
A bit Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 77%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon IXUS 160 is 80% (based on 63 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5120 x 2880
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
6.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted 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 - ∞
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 3,200
BEST
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
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Pre-flash
Tele Flash Range
1.3 - 1.5 0.8 - 2
Flash Range
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
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

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 2,10
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
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
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
 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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 119g
Height
54.3mm 58.6mm
Depth
22.1mm 19.8mm
Width
95.2mm 94.5mm
Weight Including Battery
127g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
NB-11L EN-EL19
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 250 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
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

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
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