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Canon IXUS 160

£82.50
A good value for money and fairly highly rated compact digital camera
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Aug 2015
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Canon IXUS 160 Review

Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Canon IXUS 160 number 47 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 77?

It has not bad user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 249 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good lens quality. However they also report inferior battery life and unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Quite small display diagonal

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for portrait photography, ranking number 63 in portrait photography cameras. It is also average for wildlife photography, ranking number 116 in wildlife photography cameras as well being average for landscape photography, ranking number 68 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon IXUS 160?

The Canon IXUS 160 is 95.2mm wide and 54.3mm tall. It is 22.1mm deep and weighs g.

Canon IXUS 160 front dimensions

Canon IXUS 160 size in context

Canon IXUS 160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 69 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Good

On average, IXUS 160 owners rated this camera 80%. Over 74% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Three people said in their reviews that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

13 customers who reviewed the Canon IXUS 160 concluded that it was easy to use.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was noisy.

  • This doesn't even really matter though as the actual sharpness of the images is soft and somewhat blurry, lots of noise in dark areas…
    Andi (Amazon) - February 2016
  • It handled the contrast awfully and again, full of noise in the blacks…
    Andi (Amazon) - February 2016

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 35,686 expert and owner reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

10 owners agreed that the product was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Three people agreed that it was easy to carry around and three owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was compact.

Users Report it is Robust

Two people agreed that the Canon IXUS 160 was well made.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was neat.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Seven people said in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 160 was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 people who purchased it said that it was able to produce good images and two customers who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, good features and is under 2 years old. At £82.50 it is cheaper than 82% of cameras.

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Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon IXUS 160 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the IXUS 160 of 20MP is quite high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The IXUS 160's optical zoom of 8x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Canon IXUS 160 of only 1,600 is quite low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The IXUS 160's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 160 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the IXUS 160 of only 0.01m is in the smallest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the IXUS 160 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels, 2048 x 1536 pixels plus 1 more value. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Average Digital Zoom

The IXUS 160's digital zoom of 4x is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The IXUS 160's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9". The IXUS 160's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 16% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Canon IXUS 160 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The Canon IXUS 160's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 12% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The IXUS 160 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 160 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Canon IXUS 160 is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other digital cameras only have one aspherical lens.

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Age

Released Over a Year Ago

This Canon camera was released in August 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0141c006aa, canon co62651ean, canon co62650ean, canon 0138c006aa, info 0138c006aa, info 0144c006aa, info 0141c006aa, canon p218488p, canon ul916nc, canon qq307mp, canon ul921gf, canon qq308mp, canon qq306mp
Barcodes 04549292029147, 04549292030044, 04549292030105, 04549292030174, 05055189012035, 05055189012295, 08714574626482, 08714574626505, 08714574626512, 08714574629490, 08714574629506

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon IXUS 160

Bigger digital zoom
Better user reviews
3mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
£2 More Expensive
£11 Cheaper
Moderately better user reviews
Moderately better expert reviews
34% smaller optical zoom

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