The PowerShot ELPH 160 has a better sensor type than most Compact camera digital cameras that have been available for more than a year. This Canon digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.
A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all digital cameras of this spec and age.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type amongst similar types of camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-W830 (£88.80), the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (£99.00), or the Canon IXUS 160 (£68.89).