Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Specifications

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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)

Part Number: CNETSX160ISB

General

  • Depth
    1.7 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.0 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    16600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16000000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    discreet, fireworks, low light, portrait mode, self-portrait with self-timer, snow
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Posterization, Sepia, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Monochrome, Neutral, Positive Film
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/2000 sec

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 10 ft ( wide lens )
    2 ft - 6.6 ft ( tele lens )
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    10 - 90%

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

  • Type
    16 x zoom lens - 5 - 80 mm - f/3.5-5.9
  • Optical Zoom
    16 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.9
  • Min Focal Length
    5 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    80 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Macro Focus Range
    0.4 in - 19.7 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Group Qty
    9
  • Element Qty
    11
  • Features
    UD glass, aspherical lens, built-in lens shield

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    iFrame - 1280 x 720 - 25 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 2.5 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 1.25 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 6 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 3 fps - Miniature Effect
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 1.5 fps - Miniature Effect

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.5 frames per second, 0.6 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2.8 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Features
    720p HD movie recording, Subject Detection technology, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, AE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, safety zoom, saturation control, sharpness control, AF lock, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology, Smart AUTO

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1, 1, 1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/2000 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser EX, Canon PhotoStitch, Drivers & Utilities

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA
  • Details
    2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
    2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )
  • Battery Life Details
    Photo shooting - 140 shots ( alkaline batteries )
    Photo shooting - 380 shots ( NiMH batteries )
    Playback - 7 hours ( alkaline batteries )
    Playback - 10 hours ( NiMH batteries )
  • Battery Form Factor
    standard form factor
  • Supported Battery Form Factor
    AA

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.7, MS Windows 7 SP1, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Canon
  • Product Line
    Canon PowerShot
  • Model
    SX160 IS
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    compact
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.5 frames per second, 0.6 frames per second, 0.8 frames per second, 2.8 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, MOV, iFrame
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Posterization, Sepia, Super Vivid, Toy camera, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Fisheye, Lighter Skin Tone, Miniature, Monochrome, Neutral, Positive Film
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer
  • Self Timer Delay
    0 - 15 sec, 10 sec, 2 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic Image Stabilizer)
  • Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer
    Yes
  • Features
    720p HD movie recording, Subject Detection technology, built-in help guide, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, AE lock, in-camera red-eye removal, resizing an image, safety zoom, saturation control, sharpness control, AF lock, Eye-Fi Card Ready, FE lock, Intelligent Image Stabilisation (IS), RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology, Smart AUTO

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical (Dynamic Image Stabilizer)

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    discreet, fireworks, low light, portrait mode, self-portrait with self-timer, snow

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent light (daylight), fluorescent light (warm white), tungsten light

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.4 in
  • Height
    2.9 in
  • Weight
    8.57 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    16 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
  • Total Pixels
    16600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16000000 pixels

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PictBridge support, direct print

Flash Range Details

  • Min Shooting Distance
    1.6 ft, 2 ft
  • Max Shooting Distance
    10 ft, 6.6 ft
  • Lens Type
    tele lens, wide lens

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    1200 x 1200, 4608 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 4608 x 3456, 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2448 x 2448, 3264 x 1832, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG, JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264, iFrame, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, H.264, iFrame
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 1280 x 720, 640 x 480, 640 x 480, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    1.25 frames per second, 6 frames per second, 1.5 frames per second, 2.5 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 25 frames per second, 3 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 30 frames per second, 5 frames per second
  • Comments
    Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect, Miniature Effect

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    wind noise reduction

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    2, 2
  • Form Factor
    AA, AA
  • Details
    NiMH rechargeable battery, alkaline battery
  • Included
    included, optional

Battery Life Details

  • Usage Mode
    photo shooting, photo shooting, playback, playback
  • Battery Life
    10 hours, 140 shots, 380 shots, 7 hours
  • Details
    NiMH batteries, NiMH batteries, alkaline batteries, alkaline batteries

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS (Black)

Part Number: CNETSX160ISB

MSRP: $229.99

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