Canon IXUS 160 vs Nikon Coolpix S33 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
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Canon IXUS 160

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Canon IXUS 160

£70.30
£124.22
Our Verdict:
A highly rated and affordable compact camera, with good features
84
Reviews
249 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
73
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Aug 2015
Nikon Coolpix S33

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An spectacularly cheap and relatively new instant camera, with two industry awards and good features
84
Reviews
754 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
86
Age
14 Months Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Instant 13.2MP 3x Yes Nov 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Instant
Megapixels 13.2MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Nov 2016
Sony Cybershot DSC-W800

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly cheap and classic compact digital camera, with good features
86
Reviews
997 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2014
Canon IXUS 160

84

Overall Score

84

Overall Score

Canon IXUS 160

£70.30
£124.22
Our Verdict:
A highly rated and affordable compact camera, with good features
84
Reviews
249 Reviews
96
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
73
Age
2 Years Old
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20MP 8x Yes Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 8x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Aug 2015
Nikon Coolpix S33

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An spectacularly cheap and relatively new instant camera, with two industry awards and good features
84
Reviews
754 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
63
Features
Good Features
86
Age
14 Months Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Instant 13.2MP 3x Yes Nov 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Instant
Megapixels 13.2MP
Optical Zoom 3x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Nov 2016
Sony Cybershot DSC-W800

83

Overall Score

83

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A staggeringly cheap and classic compact digital camera, with good features
86
Reviews
997 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
64
Age
3 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x Yes Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Jun 2014

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Nikon COOLPIX S33 Compact Digital Camera - Yellow (13.2 MP, CMOS Sensor, 3x Zoom) 2.7 -Inch LCD
£158.95
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Sony - Cybershot W800 20MP 5x - Zoom - Compact - Digital Camera
£69.00
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W800 Compact Digital Camera - Silver
£71.99
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Reasons For

Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
10 Reasons For
Vastly Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon IXUS 160 has an optical zoom of 8x, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 3x optical zoom digital camera (5x smaller) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (3x smaller).

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.

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4% Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
Canon IXUS 160 is 3.2 minimum aperture, and so does the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800. That's 0.1 smaller than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (3.3).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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15% Larger Maximum Aperture Number
The Canon IXUS 160 has a maximum aperture number of 6.9, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 5.9 maximum aperture digital camera (1 smaller) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 134mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (90mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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Slightly Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Canon IXUS 160 is 28mm minimum focal length, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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0.04m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
The Canon IXUS 160 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.04m smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (0.05m).

'Closest focusing distance' marks the minimum distance between the camera and the object being photographed in order to active a proper focus. Attempts to take photos closer than this distance may end up being blurry.

A closer focusing distance is helpful because it allows you to take extreme close-ups and shots of very small objects while still keeping sharp focus.

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4% Wider Field of View
The Canon IXUS 160 has a field of view of 100%, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S33 is only a 96% field of view digital camera (4% narrower).

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

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20 More Battery Life
The Canon IXUS 160 is a digital camera that takes 220 battery life (as does the Nikon Coolpix S33), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 only takes 200 battery life.

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.

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More Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 160 is 69% based on 5 reviews, but the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 65% (based on 7 reviews).
6 Reasons For
HDMI
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has an HDMI, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 do not have an HDMI.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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GPS (satellite)
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon IXUS 160 does not.

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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220 Battery Life
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a digital camera that takes 220 battery life, and so does the Canon IXUS 160, whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 only takes 200 battery life.

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.

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More Popular
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88.7%, however Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Sony has an average rating of 87.5%.
Better PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has a review score of 80% from PhotographyBlog.com, however the Canon IXUS 160 only has a rating of 60% from the same site.
8 Reasons For
35% Higher Megapixels
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.1MP higher than the Canon IXUS 160 (20MP) and 6.9MP higher than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (13.2MP).

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.

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Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera. That's 36x bigger than the Canon IXUS 160 and the Nikon Coolpix S33 (4x).

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

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0.1 Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2 (as does the Canon IXUS 160), however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera (0.1 larger).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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50% Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200. That's 1,600 higher than the Canon IXUS 160 and the Nikon Coolpix S33 (1,600).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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4MB Bigger Internal Memory
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 29MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (25MB).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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1% Higher Display Resolution
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 160 and the Nikon Coolpix S33 (230,000 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Cheaper by £8
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 costs £8 less than the Nikon Coolpix S33.
Much Better User Reviews
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has an average user review score of 100%, however the Canon IXUS 160 has an average rating of 80% (based on 63 reviews) and the Nikon Coolpix S33 has an average rating of 86% (based on 466 reviews).

Reasons Against

Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
11 Reasons Against
A Little Lower Megapixels
The Canon IXUS 160 has a megapixels of 20MP, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 13.2MP digital camera (6.8MP lower) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 20.1MP digital camera (0.1MP higher).

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.

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Nine Times Smaller Digital Zoom
The Canon IXUS 160 has a digital zoom of 4x (as does the Nikon Coolpix S33), but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 40x digital zoom digital camera (36x bigger).

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

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Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Canon IXUS 160 is only 1,600 maximum ISO speed (as does the Nikon Coolpix S33), but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 higher).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Moderately Lower Display Resolution
The Canon IXUS 160 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels (as does the Nikon Coolpix S33), whereas the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution digital camera (400 pixels higher).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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Does Not Have an HDMI
The Canon IXUS 160 does not have an HDMI (As does the the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800), however the Nikon Coolpix S33 has an HDMI.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)
The Canon IXUS 160 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Nikon Coolpix S33 has a GPS (satellite).

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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Over One Year Older
The Canon IXUS 160 is older than the Nikon Coolpix S33 by 16 months.
Less Popular
The Canon IXUS 160 is a less popular choice amongst buyers.
Hugely Lower User Review Score
The Canon IXUS 160 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 has an average user rating of 86% (based on 466 reviews) and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
Worse Brand
Canon digital cameras have an average rating of only 88.6%, however Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.
Worse PhotographyBlog.com Review Score
The Canon IXUS 160 has only received a review score of 60% from PhotographyBlog.com, however the Nikon Coolpix S33 has a score of 80%.
15 Reasons Against
53% Lower Megapixels
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 13.2MP digital camera. That's 6.8MP lower than the Canon IXUS 160 (20MP) and 6.9MP lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (20.1MP).

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.

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Smaller Optical Zoom
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 5x smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (8x) and 2x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (5x).

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.

Read more Read less | Edit
9x Smaller Digital Zoom
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera, and so does the Canon IXUS 160. That's 36x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (40x).

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Read more Read less | Edit
0.1 Larger Minimum Aperture Number
Nikon Coolpix S33 is 3.3 minimum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 160 and the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 are both 3.2 minimum aperture digital cameras (0.1 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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17% Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has a maximum aperture number of 5.9. That's 1 smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (6.9) and 0.5 smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (6.4).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
Two Times Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 90mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera (134mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

Read more Read less | Edit
7% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Nikon Coolpix S33 is 30mm minimum focal length. That's 2mm longer than the Canon IXUS 160 (28mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Read more Read less | Edit
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Nikon Coolpix S33 is only 1,600 maximum ISO speed, and so does the Canon IXUS 160. That's 1,600 lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (3,200).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Read more Read less | Edit
16% Smaller Internal Memory
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 25MB internal memory digital camera. That's 4MB smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (29MB).

Internal memory is the amount of digital storage built into the camera.

The bigger the internal memory of the camera, the more photos can be stored at one time, without having to resort to an external SD card.

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Narrower Field of View
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 96% field of view digital camera. That's 4% narrower than the Canon IXUS 160 (100%).

'Field of View' denotes the angles at which the display on a digital camera can be effectively viewed, and all the information clearly read.

Wider field of views mean that you can use the display at a greater variety of angles. Conversely a very small field of view means that you have to hold the device almost directly in front of you in order to view the display.

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1% Lower Display Resolution
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, and so does the Canon IXUS 160. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 (230,400 pixels).

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

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More Expensive by £8
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is £7 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 160 and £8 more expensive than the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800.
Not As Many Stockists
The Nikon Coolpix S33 is only stocked by 4 retailers, however the Canon IXUS 160 is stocked by 8 retailers.
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
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Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S33 only has an average expert score of 65%, but the Canon IXUS 160 has an average expert rating of 69% (based on 5 reviews).
User Review Rating is Much Worse
The Nikon Coolpix S33 has an average user score of 86%, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
60% Smaller Optical Zoom
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 5x optical zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (8x) and 2x bigger than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (3x).

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.

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8% Smaller Maximum Aperture Number
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.5 smaller than the Canon IXUS 160 (6.9) and 0.5 larger than the Nikon Coolpix S33 (5.9).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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0.04m Larger Closest Focusing Distance
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has a closest focusing distance of 0.05m, however the Canon IXUS 160 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.04m smaller).

'Closest focusing distance' marks the minimum distance between the camera and the object being photographed in order to active a proper focus. Attempts to take photos closer than this distance may end up being blurry.

A closer focusing distance is helpful because it allows you to take extreme close-ups and shots of very small objects while still keeping sharp focus.

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Does Not Have an HDMI
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI (As does the the Canon IXUS 160), whereas the Nikon Coolpix S33 does.

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

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Only 200 Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is 200, but the Nikon Coolpix S33 only takes 220 battery life.

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.

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Less Retailers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is only stocked by 2 retailers, whereas the Canon IXUS 160 is stocked by 8 sellers and the Nikon Coolpix S33 is stocked by 4 shops.
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
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Older by Over Two Years
The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 is 14 months older than the Canon IXUS 160 and three years older than the Nikon Coolpix S33.
Worse Brand
Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.5%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 88.6% and Nikon has an average rating of 88.7%.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

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Camera Labs: Recommended PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

The Canon IXUS 160 has better expert reviews than the Nikon Coolpix S33. The average expert reviews score for the Canon IXUS 160 is 69% based on 5 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix S33 is 65% based on 7 reviews.
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Average User Rating

The Sony Cybershot DSC-W800 has the best user reviews out of the three digital cameras with an average review score of 100% based on 1 review. The Nikon Coolpix S33 has the second best user reviews with an average review score of 86% based on 466 reviews. The Canon IXUS 160 has the third best user reviews with an average review score of 80% based on 63 reviews.
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Average Brand Rating

Nikon and Canon have the best brand rating with an average brand rating of 88%. Sony has the second best brand rating with an average brand rating of 87% based on 24,034 reviews.
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Date Released

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What are They Best Used For

Portrait Photography

When ranking cameras for their skill in taking portrait photos, we’ve concentrated on several key attributes. The most important of these are image resolution, sensor size and image stabilisation. A larger image resolution means the portrait will be more detailed, while the sensor and stabiliser means that the portrait won’t be blurry at all. On top of that, a pre-flash can help reduce the chance of red eye, and smile detection can help find that perfect moment Finally, extras like a handheld remote control or a self timer can help with taking self-portraits and group shots.

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Landscape Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph landscapes, we’ve concentrated on a number of key attributes. The most important of these is optical zoom capability, since it allows you to take detailed photos of particular parts of the landscape from a long way away and still have them come out in good detail. Weight and battery life are also very important, since you may be carrying your camera with your for a long time while walking around - you want it to be light enough to not be a hassle, and with a good strong battery, so it doesn’t run out of juice mid-way through the trip! Finally we have taken into account several important factors, such as environmental protection (especially water and dust resistance) and whether the camera comes with GPS, in order to pin-point exactly where you took the photo for later reference.

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Everyday Photography

When ranking cameras for everyday use, we’ve concentrated on size and battery life, since you don’t want your camera weighing you down as you wander, and you definitely don’t want it running out of juice! Good optical sensor size and an image stabiliser are also important, since many of your photos will be taken with very short notice, and these will help reduce any instances of blurring in the photo. Finally, a moving display allows you to tilt the display up and down, in order to raise or lower the camera to find interesting angles, while still being able to see the display to frame the shot.

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Sports Photography

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

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Wildlife Photography

When ranking cameras for their ability to photograph wildlife, we've concentrated on a number of key attributes. Optical zoom is important to allow you to take clear, detailed photos of animals without having to get physically close to them. A high ISO sensitivity will help take cleaner photos in low-light conditions. Finally, since animals tend to move (and sometimes quite fast), we consider a trio of the camera's shutter speed, auto focus power and whether it has an image stabilisation system or not. All three of these will help you take crisper, cleaner photos of fast moving objects.

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Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Image Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a digital camera. Compact digital cameras have smaller optical sensors due to the reduced space available in the camera body. Digital SLRs and Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILCs) have large optical sensors to achieve maximum image quality.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality photographs. A 4/3" sensor size has a 2x crop factor compared to 35mm film, while a 1/4" sensor size is significantly smaller and will result in lower quality images.

Optical Zoom

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.

Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

GPS (satellite)

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

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Review Analysis

Battery

Reviewers thought the Nikon Coolpix S33 battery was good, but thought the Canon IXUS 160 battery was only poor.
Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • The spring loaded mechanism for the battery is of poor design…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • It feels cheap and the battery cover is poorly designed…
    Andi - February 2016
  • Even the battery flip lid is fragile…
    Booklover - February 2016
  • It would be perfect if the battery lasted longer…
    MCDRAW - August 2016
  • Great photos in and out of water, good battery life…
    Meloyelo51 - February 2017
  • Good battery life and wonderful quality snaps…
    Jenny McPartland - June 2016
  • Good battery life Nice big viewing window for looking at shots…
    Jazzymalloo - October 2016
  • Very disappointed - battery would not charge after first use…
    Sinead Connolly - September 2015
  • Poor battery life…
    SM - September 2015
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    Ease of Use

    Reviewers thought the Nikon Coolpix S33 ease of use was excellent, and thought the Canon IXUS 160 ease of use was very good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Very easy to use and great picture quality…
    JC Irvine - August 2016
  • Great photos easy to use nice and compact…
    Roxy - January 2016
  • Great camera easy to use…
    Andrew Beveridge - March 2016
  • Easy to use and just works…
    PF - September 2015
  • A nice, easy to use camera given to my parents who are not very techie…
    PF - September 2015
  • As expected from canon a easy to use well made product…
  • The controls are not intuitive at all…
    Booklover - February 2016
  • Good overall sharp picture camera also easy to use, light for pocket camera…
    Mr D Mantle - July 2015
  • Still easy to use…
    Mr. David G. Weldon - February 2016
  • A delight to use.
    Androo - February 2015
  • It's a simple camera and menus are pretty easy to get through…
    JPT3ESQ - January 2017
  • Easy to use first time, no issues…
    GGT5 - February 2017
  • Great camera very durable easy to use…
    Gurpanthony - November 2016
  • Great pictures and easy to use…
    Gsall - January 2017
  • It takes excellent photos and is easy to use…
    JUNORODZ - June 2016
  • This was a great purchase for the money! Easy to use…
    Keishka - August 2016
  • This camera is easy to use and very tough…
    Marty - December 2016
  • Easy to use for beginner photographer…
    Littlemj23 - March 2017
  • The ease of use made this great for taking pictures underwater…
    Lslmustang - June 2016
  • Old grandson he loves it, easy to use for pictures & video…
    Marko - January 2017
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    Price

    Reviewers thought the Canon IXUS 160 price was very good, and thought the Nikon Coolpix S33 price was good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Budget compact cameras rarely set the world alight with exceptional performance or innovative features.
  • Superb value…
    Frank - February 2016
  • Great for the price…
    Alan wilcox - April 2016
  • Fantastic Price…
    Kevin Robert Malcolm - January 2016
  • Real good value for money…
    Jacqueline A. - March 2016
  • OK for price…
    Nitesh Mistry - April 2016
  • Not bad for the price though!
    R60 - January 2016
  • Great value…
    David G. Rose - January 2016
  • The plastic looks and feels cheap…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • Although this is not metal cased it doesn't feel as cheap as some of the other Reviewers have specified…
    Cassie - January 2016
  • As well as being tough and inexpensive…
    Cameralabs.com - September 2015
  • A good deal for the price…
    Heater - March 2017
  • Good camera for the price…
    Lslmustang - June 2016
  • Purchased for our field crew to get pictures of jobs before and after, inexpensive and good quality pictures…
    Luckyshopper - March 2017
  • Great for the price…
    Amber - February 2017
  • A good camera value in this price range…
    Bears - January 2017
  • Great price for a nice camera…
    Angieace - October 2016
  • As a MOVIE camera it holds a reasonably standard for it's price…
    Duftopia - January 2017
  • This is a good option when you are looking a good product, resistant in a medium hard use and an affordable price…
    Esobrevilla - November 2016
  • Great camera for the price…
    Chris - August 2016
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    Lens System

    Reviewers of the Canon IXUS 160 thought the lens system was excellent, and thought the Nikon Coolpix S33 lens system was very good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • It has a good zoom, although it can be difficult to get a steady image when on full zoom…
    R60 - January 2016
  • Love the optical zoom…
    Danielle Cooper-Jones - December 2015
  • You need to take your time when taking a picture and let the camera focus properly…
    MJC1 - September 2016
  • Did not like the fact it does not zoom other then that it was good…
    Beiya - February 2017
  • It's good for teenagers beginners no options to zoom, heavy, thick…
    Xhiquita - October 2016
  • Have always loved the zoom on them…
    Mizzy409 - June 2015
  • The shockproof feature and the low power zoom appealed to me…
    Robert - December 2016
  • Just make sure you wipe the lens when coming out the water…
    Nicki718 - August 2016
  • In the garden it will take long and short shots in perfect focus every time! It is easy to use, all the things you need to know appear on the screen (which is nice…
    Both the Macs - May 2015
  • The 3 optical zoom is entirely housed inside the outer protective lens…
    M. Johnstone - August 2015
  • Takes great pictures, underwater and on land though be aware if diving in cold sea from boat in sun, camera did fog! My only concern is that have to keep lens glass clean…
    Steve P - June 2015
  • The lens cover glass is better protected…
    M. Johnstone - August 2015
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    Size and Weight

    For both the Canon IXUS 160 and the Nikon Coolpix S33 people mentioned that the size and weight was very good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Budget compact cameras rarely set the world alight with exceptional performance or innovative features.
  • Light and easy too…
    Mrs. S. J. Benton - April 2016
  • Light and easy too use…
    Mrs. S. J. Benton - April 2016
  • Great photos easy to use nice and compact…
    Roxy - January 2016
  • A great little camera, capable of real quality photos and genuinely compact…
    Mr. David G. Weldon - February 2016
  • Excellent camera, pocket size, easy to carry about compact love it…
  • The new 160 is much less weighty, looks and feels more fragile…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • Good point and shoot compact camera…
    Philip - August 2015
  • Easy to use and lightweight so can fit in hand, bag or pocket…
    C.Obafemi - April 2016
  • It's small and compact and sturdy…
    Minkster - January 2017
  • Nice size to hold, is water proof…
    Annie - March 2017
  • Maybe is bulky & heavy…
    Cyndie - August 2017
  • It is relatively small and easy to carry around…
    Christmastree - October 2017
  • Lightweight, easy to use…
    Annie - December 2016
  • It's good for teenagers beginners no options to zoom, heavy, thick…
    Xhiquita - October 2016
  • Great compact point and shoot…
    Tony - January 2016
  • Compact, water proof, easy to use…
    PictureThisone - January 2017
  • Compact, easy to use and to set up…
    Roxanne - August 2016
  • Camera is small and lightweight…
    Nardone105 - January 2017
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    Features

    Reviews for the Nikon Coolpix S33 mention that features were excellent, but reviews for the Canon IXUS 160 mention that features were only average.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • 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.
  • Has many features and options…
    Bears - January 2017
  • If you compare this to a more expensive underwater camera it has a few less features.
    Alberto - July 2017
  • If you compare to a real camera both have a LOT less features…
    Alberto - July 2017
  • Good features are that it can be used underwater…
    Angieace - October 2016
  • Great, sleek camera with excellent features…
    Elizabeth - December 2016
  • The size of the camera fits her hands well and she likes the different features of the camera…
    ADBLU - March 2017
  • It works really well, is simple to use and has some kid features to add styles to their photo's…
    GDW - August 2016
  • Has great features on too…
    Barbara C - April 2016
  • As a general purpose camera it takes very decent quality pictures and has some really nifty features - take a series of pictures at intervals of 30 seconds, 1 minute or 5 minutes…
    M. Johnstone - August 2015
  • Has some funky features and stayed waterproof through use in…
    Tishymonster - July 2016
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    Robustness

    Reviewers of the Nikon Coolpix S33 thought the robustness was very good, but thought the Canon IXUS 160 robustness was only average.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • As expected from canon a easy to use well made product…
  • Overall the build quality is poor by comparison to the 40…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • Even the battery flip lid is fragile and flimsy…
    Booklover - February 2016
  • If you're after a waterproof camera that'll withstand plenty of abuse…
    Ephotozine.com - April 2015
  • It's one of the cheapest rugged and waterproof cameras on the market…
    Ephotozine.com - April 2015
  • It can also be used under water…
    GBboy - January 2017
  • Great camera very durable easy to use…
    Gurpanthony - November 2016
  • Durable enough to take a short fall (it has…
    Grits - December 2016
  • Bought this for my 10 year old son and he has had a blast with it, very sturdy and simple…
    Mary71 - January 2017
  • It's small and compact and sturdy…
    Minkster - January 2017
  • It takes OK pictures underwater.
    Minkster - January 2017
  • The camera is simple enough for my granddaughter and also durable enough…
    Kath - January 2017
  • Portable durable fun camera for outdoor pictures…
    Kenqc2 - February 2017
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    Design

    Reviewers of the Nikon Coolpix S33 thought the design was very good, but thought the Canon IXUS 160 design was only average.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Very neat…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • Pretty bad quality in low light conditions…
    Mr. E. Paterson - March 2016
  • The spring loaded mechanism for the battery is of poor design and it's a real fiddle coaching the battery in…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • Neat little camera, was surprised it came with a…
    Mrs V J Hunt - April 2015
  • Neat little camera, was surprised it came with a continental plug on charger which is handy when abroad.
    Mrs V J Hunt - April 2015
  • The results are still pretty poor…
    Mrs l conlon - July 2015
  • It's a simple camera and menus are pretty easy to get through…
    JPT3ESQ - January 2017
  • It is a pretty decent camera…
    Indigo - November 2016
  • Picture quality was pretty good and fine for my needs…
    Lslmustang - November 2016
  • It took some pretty good pictures underwater…
    Wxfactor - April 2016
  • Compact, water proof, easy to use and yet stylish…
    PictureThisone - January 2017
  • The camera price was pretty fair considering the other cameras offered…
    Pronewbi3 - January 2017
  • Battery life is also pretty good…
    Moo123 - September 2016
  • Takes beautiful pictures and is most assuredly durable…
    Nardone105 - January 2017
  • It takes pretty clear picture…
    Nicki718 - August 2016
  • It is pretty basic…
    Tjnjmom - December 2016
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    Product Quality

    For both the Canon IXUS 160 and the Nikon Coolpix S33 reviewers mentioned that the product quality was very good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Very easy to use and great picture quality…
    JC Irvine - August 2016
  • Cute little camera that takes really great quality photos…
    Danielle Cooper-Jones - December 2015
  • As expected from canon a easy to use well made product…
  • Pretty bad quality in low light conditions…
    Mr. E. Paterson - March 2016
  • The photo quality is excellent…
    Micheal Pryce Jones - October 2015
  • A great little camera, capable of real quality photos and genuinely compact…
    Mr. David G. Weldon - February 2016
  • Need to adjust the settings to get best quality pictures…
    Cassie - January 2016
  • Overall the build quality is poor by comparison to the 40…
    Harry Edinburgh - February 2015
  • Takes poor quality photos after a few months…
    Booklover - February 2016
  • This produces great quality pictures in whichever setting you find yourself…
    C.Obafemi - April 2016
  • We were impressed with the quality of under water…
    Heater - March 2017
  • The quality of pictures were great…
    MCDRAW - August 2016
  • Picture Quality is OK, not bad…
    KristinaH2016 - February 2017
  • It's a great point and shoot camera with good picture quality…
    FCF1 - December 2016
  • Picture quality was pretty good…
    Lslmustang - November 2016
  • Purchased for our field crew to get pictures of jobs before and after, inexpensive and good quality pictures…
    Luckyshopper - March 2017
  • It took great photos with crystal clear resolution & quality…
    Benjamin - March 2017
  • She has a larger higher quality camera…
    Bob299 - October 2016
  • The underwater pictures were of good quality…
    DoctorJ - March 2017
  • The picture quality isn't the best…
    Cheese - January 2017
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    Picture Quality

    Reviewers of the Nikon Coolpix S33 thought the picture quality was excellent, and thought the Canon IXUS 160 picture quality was good.
    Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
  • Aside from including a respectable amount of manual shooting options and a few nifty features…
  • Very easy to use and great picture quality…
    JC Irvine - August 2016
  • It has a good zoom, although it can be difficult to get a steady image when on full zoom…
    R60 - January 2016
  • Cute little camera that takes really great quality photos…
    Danielle Cooper-Jones - December 2015
  • The 20.0 mega pixels give really great definition even when the image has been blown up…
    Danielle Cooper-Jones - December 2015
  • Great photos easy to use nice…
    Roxy - January 2016
  • Makes photos really blurry…
    Amazon Customer - July 2016
  • It also takes excellent photos…
    Helen Kiely - August 2016
  • Good overall sharp picture camera also easy to use, light for pocket camera…
    Mr D Mantle - July 2015
  • Pretty bad quality in low light conditions…
    Mr. E. Paterson - March 2016
  • Nice resolution!
    Helloeee - May 2017
  • It is easy to work, takes great pictures and videos…
    GBboy - January 2017
  • Great pictures and easy to use…
    Gsall - January 2017
  • He unwrapped it at a his birthday celebration and could immediately take pictures…
    Grandma - December 2016
  • It takes excellent photos and is easy to use…
    JUNORODZ - June 2016
  • She has an upcoming wedding and cannot wait to use your new camera to take great photos…
    Mbtbl - January 2017
  • It took great photos…
    MCDRAW - August 2016
  • The quality of pictures were great…
    MCDRAW - August 2016
  • It took great pictures and it took a decent video…
    MCDRAW - August 2016
  • Great photos in and out of water, good battery life…
    Meloyelo51 - February 2017
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    Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Camera Type
    compact
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    compact
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    compact
     compact
    Megapixels 20MP
    BEST
    13.2MP 20.1MP
    Image Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
    Still Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Maximum Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Optical Sensor Size
    2/3"
     2/3"
    2/3"
     2/3"
    2/3"
     2/3"
    Sensor Type
    CCD
     CCD
    CCD
     CCD
    CCD
     CCD
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG
     JPG
    JPG
     JPG
    JPG
     JPG
    Total Megapixels 20.5MP 14.17MP 20MP
    BEST
    Image Stabilizer Location
    Body
     Body
    Body
     Body
    Body
     Body
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     
     
     
    Design Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Waterproof Up to Unknown - Click to provide data 10m Unknown - Click to provide data
    Freezeproof Up to Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Lens System Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Optical Zoom 8x
    BEST
    3x 5x
    Digital Zoom 4x
    BEST
    4x
    BEST
    40x
    Minimum Aperture Number 3.2
    BEST
    3.3 3.2
    BEST
    Maximum Aperture Number 6.9
    BEST
    5.9 6.4
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 224mm 90mm
    BEST
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm
    BEST
    30mm Unknown - Click to provide data
    Aspherical Lens 1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
    Extra/Smart Zoom 16x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Lens Structure (elements/groups) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Combined Zoom 32x Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Focusing Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m
    BEST
    Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    single continuous
    servo tracking
    Single Auto Focus Continuous Auto Focus
    Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
    centre weighted Centre weighted Auto Focus
    Face detection multi point
    Multi Point Auto Focus Face tracking
     single
     continuous
     servo
     tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Servo Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     multi point
     Multi Point Auto Focus
     Face tracking
    single continuous
    servo tracking
    Single Auto Focus Continuous Auto Focus
    Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
    centre weighted Centre weighted Auto Focus
    Face detection multi point
    Multi Point Auto Focus Face tracking
     single
     continuous
     servo
     tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Servo Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     multi point
     Multi Point Auto Focus
     Face tracking
    single continuous
    servo tracking
    Single Auto Focus Continuous Auto Focus
    Servo Auto Focus Tracking Auto Focus
    centre weighted Centre weighted Auto Focus
    Face detection multi point
    Multi Point Auto Focus Face tracking
     single
     continuous
     servo
     tracking
     Single Auto Focus
     Continuous Auto Focus
     Servo Auto Focus
     Tracking Auto Focus
     centre weighted
     Centre weighted Auto Focus
     Face detection
     multi point
     Multi Point Auto Focus
     Face tracking
    Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Macro Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Manual
    Auto/Manual
     Auto
     Manual
     Auto/Manual
    Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
    Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Light Exposure Modes
    Auto Programme
    M
     Auto
     Programme
     M
    Auto Programme
    M
     Auto
     Programme
     M
    Auto Programme
    M
     Auto
     Programme
     M
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 1,600 1,600 3,200
    BEST
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 100 100 100
    Light Metering
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Evaluative (Multi-pattern) Centre-weighted
    Spot evaluative
    Multi-pattern Matrix
     Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
     Centre-weighted
     Spot
     evaluative
     Multi-pattern
     Matrix
    Light Exposure Correction
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s
    BEST
    2s
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Flash Modes
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    man Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     man
     Pre-flash
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    man Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     man
     Pre-flash
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    man Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     man
     Pre-flash
    Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Range (tele)
    Flash Range (wide)
     
     
     
    Video Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    1920 x 1080
     1920 x 1080
    Video Resolution
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    320 x 240
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     320 x 240
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    320 x 240
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     320 x 240
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
    320 x 240
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
     1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
     1920 x 1080
     320 x 240
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
    Video Formats Supported
    MOV MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
    AVI M-JPEG
    MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
     MOV
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
     AVI
     M-JPEG
     MJPEG
     AVI (MJPEG)
    MOV MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
    AVI M-JPEG
    MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
     MOV
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
     AVI
     M-JPEG
     MJPEG
     AVI (MJPEG)
    MOV MPEG
    MPEG4 H.264
    MPEG-4 AVC
    AVI M-JPEG
    MJPEG AVI (MJPEG)
     MOV
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     MPEG-4
     AVC
     AVI
     M-JPEG
     MJPEG
     AVI (MJPEG)
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1920x1080@30fps 640x480@15fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     640x480@15fps
    1920x1080@30fps 640x480@15fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     640x480@15fps
    1920x1080@30fps 640x480@15fps
     1920x1080@30fps
     640x480@15fps
     
     
     
    Audio Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Audio Formats Supported
    PCM WAV
    .wav
     PCM
     WAV
     .wav
    PCM WAV
    .wav
     PCM
     WAV
     .wav
    PCM WAV
    .wav
     PCM
     WAV
     .wav
     
     
     
    Memory Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB 29MB
    BEST
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD MS PRO
    MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
    MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
    MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
    MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
    MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
    microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
     MS PRO
     MS Micro (M2)
     MS Duo
     MS PRO Duo
     MS Pro-HG
     MS Pro-HG Duo
     MSXC
     MS XC-HG Duo
     MicroSD (TransFlash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD MS PRO
    MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
    MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
    MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
    MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
    MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
    microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
     MS PRO
     MS Micro (M2)
     MS Duo
     MS PRO Duo
     MS Pro-HG
     MS Pro-HG Duo
     MSXC
     MS XC-HG Duo
     MicroSD (TransFlash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD MS PRO
    MS Micro (M2) MS Duo
    MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
    MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
    MS XC-HG Duo MicroSD (TransFlash)
    MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
    microSD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
     MS PRO
     MS Micro (M2)
     MS Duo
     MS PRO Duo
     MS Pro-HG
     MS Pro-HG Duo
     MSXC
     MS XC-HG Duo
     MicroSD (TransFlash)
     MicroSDHC
     MicroSDXC
     microSD
    Memory Slots 1 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
     
     
     
    Display Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    Display Diagonal 2.7" 2.7" 2.7"
    Field of View 100% 96%
    BEST
    Unknown - Click to provide data
    Display Resolution 230,000 Pixels 230,000 Pixels 230,400 Pixels
    BEST
    Display
    TFT
     TFT
    TFT
     TFT
    TFT
     TFT
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    HDMI Connector Type
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
    Micro
     Micro
     
     
     
    Camera Canon IXUS 160 Nikon Coolpix S33 Sony Cybershot DSC-W800
    White Balance
    Auto Fluorescent
    Cloudy Daylight
    Fluorescent H Incandescent
    Flash
     Auto
     Fluorescent
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Fluorescent H
     Incandescent
     Flash
    Auto Fluorescent
    Cloudy Daylight
    Fluorescent H Incandescent
    Flash
     Auto
     Fluorescent
     Cloudy
     Daylight
     Fluorescent H
     Incandescent
     Flash
    Auto Fluorescent