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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Red Approx. 16 MP 16X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

  • 1/2.3" CCD Approx. 16 MP
  • 16X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • 1280 x 720
  • AA Alkaline: Approx. 140 shots AA NiMH: Approx. 380 shots

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Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS


PowerShot SX Series
PowerShot SX160 IS
Part Number



Image Sensor

Image Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
Gross Pixels
Approx. 16.6 MP
Effective Pixels
Approx. 16 MP
Large: 4608 x 2592
Medium 1: 3264 x 1832
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080
Small: 640 x 360

Large: 4608 x 3072
Medium 1: 3264 x 2176
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064
Small: 640 x 424

Large: 4608 x 3456
Medium 1: 3264 x 2448
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200
Small: 640 x 480

Large: 3456 x 3456
Medium 1: 2448 x 2448
Medium 2: 1200 x 1200
Small: 480 x 480
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilization


Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Wide Angle
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
f/3.5 (W) - f/5.9 (T)


Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom


Focus Type
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus
Manual Focus
Normal Focus Range
0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 2.0 ft. (60 cm) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
0.4 in. 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W)


Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 - 9.8 ft. (W), 2.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), 60cm - 2.0m (T))


Exposure Control
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)
Metering System
Evaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
Auto, ISO 80/100/200/400/800

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Viewfinder & Monitor

3.0" 230K


Continuous Drive
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)
Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
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
HDTV Output

Recording System

File Formats
Storage Media


Movie Format
MOV (image data: H.264, Audio data: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Movie Recording
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)
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720


A/V Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Mini-HDMI connector


2 AA Alkaline batteries
Battery Life
AA Alkaline: Approx. 140 shots
AA NiMH: Approx. 380 shots


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.

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.37 x 2.85 x 1.74 in
CIPA standard: Approx. 10.3 oz. or 291 g
Camera Body Only: Approx. 8.57 oz. or 243 g

Package contents

Package Contents
PowerShot SX160 IS Body
2 AA-size Alkaline Batteries
Wrist Strap WS-800
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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