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Canon IXUS 160

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Canon IXUS 160

£317.02
£194.52 £123 cheaper than 29 days ago
Canon IXUS 160
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A positively reviewed and bargain price compact digital camera, with good features
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Aug 2015
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Canon IXUS 160 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Canon IXUS 160 number 70 across all digital cameras and number 130 in best selling cameras.
84
Reviews
249 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
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Features
Good Features
74
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 249 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good lens quality. However they also report poor battery life and unacceptable noise level.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Simple stylish shooting
Pocket-sized picture perfection
Shoot far and wide
Exceptional detail for your best memories
Stunning images with ease
Play with your creativity
HD movies at your fingertips
Add A personal touch
Great people shots
Eco mode
Only 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
Very low maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the IXUS 160 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 48 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 45 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 33 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 89% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Canon IXUS 160 Video Reviews

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
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Canon IXUS 160 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Chip.de and gadgetspeak.com the average expert rating of this camera is 69%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 246 owner reviews the average owner rating of this digital camera is 80%. 37 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Inferior Battery Life

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

13 customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people agreed that the Canon IXUS 160 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 Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 43,667 expert and user reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

11 customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who bought it said that it was compact and three people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to carry around.

Users Report Good Technical Features

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features.

  • Aside from including a respectable amount of manual shooting options and a few nifty features…
  • Budget compact cameras rarely set the world alight with exceptional performance or innovative features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.

Users Report Excellent Design

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it was neat.

Users Report Great Product Quality

Seven people who reviewed the Canon IXUS 160 reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images and three people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

Value For Money

Amazingly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £194.52 it is cheaper than 80% of digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera has been on the market since August 2015.

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 the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Canon IXUS 160 of 20MP is higher than 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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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 biggest 65% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 160 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the IXUS 160 of only 1,600 is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The IXUS 160's minimum aperture number of 3.2 is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 49% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 160 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The IXUS 160 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of digital cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Canon IXUS 160's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 89% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the IXUS 160 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon IXUS 160 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Canon IXUS 160's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 17% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon IXUS 160's maximum aperture number of only 6.9 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 19% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the IXUS 160 is 5152 x 3864. That's over six times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 160 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the IXUS 160 of 0.435" is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Only 220 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the IXUS 160 which takes 220 battery life.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The IXUS 160 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth keeping in mind that 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The IXUS 160's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 0141c006aa, info 0144c006aa, info 0141c006aa, canon qq308mp, canon ul921gf

Barcodes:

04549292029147, 04549292030044, 04549292030105, 04549292030174, 05060462503360, 08714574626482, 08714574626505, 08714574626512, 08714574629490, 08714574629506

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