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Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900

Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900

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Canon IXUS 160
Nikon Coolpix S2900

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer, however the Nikon Coolpix S2900 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.

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.

Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (6.5).
94mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 160 is 224mm maximum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 130mm maximum focal length digital camera (94mm shorter).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
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).
4 Reasons For
0.1MP higher megapixel Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
Thirty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon IXUS 160 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

£18 cheaper
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is £18 cheaper than the Canon IXUS 160.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 160 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm. That's 2mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (26mm).
Only 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon IXUS 160 is 220.00, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 only takes 250.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

More expensive by £18
The Canon IXUS 160 is £18 more expensive than the Nikon Coolpix S2900.
6 Reasons Against
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.

0.4 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only 6.5 maximum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 160 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.4 smaller).
73% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 130mm. That's 94mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 160 (130mm).
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Nikon Coolpix S2900, but 7 sellers sell the Canon IXUS 160. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
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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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x
BEST
5x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
6.9
BEST
6.5
Minimum Aperture Number
3.2 3.2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
224mm
BEST
130mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 26mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
5 - 40 4.6 - 23
Extra/Smart Zoom
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 6/5
Combined Zoom
32x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 contrast detection
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 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
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) 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 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 320
 3200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
Flash Range (tele)
1.3 - 1.5 0.8 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 3 0.5 - 4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 AVI
 MOV
 AVI
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
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 Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 4+ (iSAPS) Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NB-11L EN-EL19
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 250 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
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

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
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