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Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Red 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - 6801B001

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16 Megapixel CMOS Sensor/ 3.0-Inch Wide LCD/ 16x Optical Zoom With 28mm Wide Angle/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ DIGIC 4 Image Processor/ Smart AUTO Intelligently Selects The Proper Settings For The Camera/ Capture Stunning HD Video In Stereo Sound/ Intelligent IS/ Red Finish
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Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Red 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera - SX160ISRED

Turn Memories Into Memorable Images.
You'll want to carry this compact, versatile camera everywhere, because it gives every shooting opportunity the potential to become a beautiful image. The spectacular 16x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and Optical Image Stabilizer captures clear, vivid images whether your subject is up close or far away. And with the 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor, every detail is precisely rendered for truly impressive image quality. The PowerShot SX160 IS captures breathtakingly realistic 720p HD video in stereo sound with the press of a button. You can zoom while shooting your videos and view them easily later on your HDTV through the HDMI connector. Smart AUTO makes shooting stills and video easy because the camera automatically selects the right settings for 32 predefined shooting situations. Shoot freely and naturally with new High Speed AF that dramatically increases focus speed so you’ll capture every shot you want. And because the PowerShot SX160 IS is powered by AA batteries, you'll always be ready to shoot.

Features:

  • Canon's powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away

  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images

  • Capture breathtaking 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output

  • Large 3.0-inch LCD offers easy viewing from a wide angle

  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations to ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video

  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions

  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you capture every shot with ease

  • AA battery power provides added convenience.

Specifications:

Image Capture Device

  • Type: 16.0 Megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 16.6 Megapixels
  • Effective Pixels: Approx. 16.0 Megapixels

Lens

  • Focal Length: 5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
  • Digital Zoom: 4x
  • Focusing Range:
    • Normal/Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 2.0 ft. (60 cm) - infinity (T)
    • Macro AF: 0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)
  • Autofocus System: TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus

Viewfinders

  • LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
  • LCD Pixels: Approx. 230,000 dots
  • LCD Coverage: 100%

Aperture and Shutter

  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T)
  • Shutter Speed:
    • 1-1/3200 sec.
    • 15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)

Exposure Control

  • Sensitivity: Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800
  • Light Metering Method
    • Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
    • * Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect AiAF
    • ** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame
  • Exposure Control Method Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
  • Exposure Compensation:
    • Still Images: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    • Videos: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)

White Balance

  • White Balance Control
    • Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Flash

  • Built-in Flash
    • Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
    • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range: 1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 2.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), 60cm - 2.0m (T))
  • Recycling Time: 15 seconds or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Shooting Specifications

  • Shooting Modes: M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3
    • *1. Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks
    • *2. Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
    • *3 Standard, iFrame Movie
  • Photo Effects My Colors: My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
  • Self Timer: Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*
    • *Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
  • Wireless Control: Not available
  • Continuous Shooting:
    • Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • Normal: Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
    • AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)
    • LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
      • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically.
      • Differs depending on the zoom position.

Image Storage

  • Storage Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • File Format: Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
  • Image Recording Format: Superfine / Fine
  • JPEG Compression Mode:
    • Still Image: 2.3 (JPEG)
    • Video: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
  • Number of Recording Pixels
    • [16:9]
      • Large: 4608 x 2592
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
      • Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
      • Small: 640 x 360
    • [3:2]
      • Large: 4608 x 3072
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
      • Small: 640 x 424
    • [4:3]
      • Large: 4608 x 3456
      • Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
      • Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
      • Small: 640 x 480
    • [1:1]
      • Large: 3456 x 3456
      • Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
      • Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
      • Small: 480 x 480
    • Videos
      • HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
      • iFrame Movie HD 1280 x 720: 30 fps / 25 fps
      • Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
      • Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
      • 640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Playback Specifications

  • Playback Modes File:
    • Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Operation Tools, Transition Effects, Scroll Display, Active Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Image Search, Slideshow (Playback Interval, Repeat, Effect, Playlist)
    • Still Images: Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Trimming, Resize, My Colors, Focus Check, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
    • Videos: Normal Playback*, Skip Backward**, Previous Frame***, Next Frame***, Skip Forward**

Erasing Specifications

  • Erase Modes: Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

Interfaces

  • Video Out: NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video) Mini-HDMI connector
  • Audio Out: Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
  • Other: SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
  • Power Source:
    • 1. 2 AA Alkaline batteries
    • 2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-800
  • Shooting Capacity Still Image:
    • AA Alkaline: Approx. 140 shots
    • AA NiMH: Approx. 380 shots
  • Playback Time
    • AA Alkaline Batteries: Approx. 7 hours
    • AA NiMH Batteries (NB-3AH): Approx. 10 hours

In the Box

  • PowerShot SX160 IS Body (black shown)
  • 2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
  • Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 2.85"
  • Width: 4.37 "
  • Depth: 1.74"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10.3 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypePoint And Shoot
Effective Pixels16.0 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.85"
Width (inches)4.37 "
Depth (inches)1.74"
Optical Zoom16x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448
Image StabilizationYes
LCD Screen Size (inches)3.0"
LCD TypeLCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer DelayYes
Shutter Speed15-1/3200 sec.
Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Power Source2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
White Balance Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
  

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Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera
 
3.3

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      4.0

      Great camera for family and vacations

      By PhotoCrazy

      from Schaumburg, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

      • Delay In Charging Flash

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

      This camera has been great for family and vacation photos. Takes excellent close-ups and does well in low light. Wide zoom range is great for distance shots. I wish it did a little better with action shots though. I haven't explored all the camera options but with kids and pets I need a good quick-capture mode.

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      1.0

      Don't buy this camera.

      By Basam

      from Niles, IL

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Lag / Shutter Delay
      • Poor Image Quality
      • Poor Image Stabilization
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        This was my fifth Canon camera since 2003. This camera is an EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT. 95% of pictures (and videos) we took are blurry. bad. real bad. very slow to recharge flash, and takes forever to get in focus. If camera holder moves (or subject moves) then picture will come out blurry. Looks like either Canon came out with a windows-ME-like lemon, or it is made for tripod based shooting of still life, or for kids below 3, to learn how to use a camera.

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        5.0

        Very Impressed

        By Ausable

        from Grayling, MI

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Image
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Black 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera:

        Very Easy to use, yet easy manual controls. The image quality, even at full optical zoom, was amazing, clear and accurate color. White Balance is at your fingertips. Showed results to two friends and they both bought this camera. AA batteries are cheap, and this camera eats them.

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        Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Red 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

        Canon PowerShot SX 160 IS Red 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera

        UPC Code: 013803157239
        Discontinued


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