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First Look: Canon's PowerShot SX160 IS an excellent value
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First Look: Canon's PowerShot SX160 IS an excellent value

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If you like manual controls and AA batteries, this is one to consider.

-Hi. I'm Josh Goldman, Senior Editor at CNET and if you're one of the many that actually value having AA batteries powered your camera, you should check out Canon Powershot SX160 IS. It's a budget friendly compact mega-zoom that does more than just point and shoot. Upfront is a 16x zoom lens with optical image stabilization. In back is a decent 3-inch LCD and some large well- spaced and labeled controls. Its 16 megapixel sensor is good enough for capturing nice shots for sharing online or small prints but you wanna make sure you have plenty of light to take advantage of that zoom hand-held. Considering its price and shooting options though, it's better than expected. Those options include semi-manual and manual shooting modes giving you more control of results than you typically find below $200. You get several of Canon's creative filters and it's live view control for easily adjusting brightness, color and tone and 720p HD movie capture at a press of a button. And while I wouldn't recommend it for regularly shooting fast-moving subjects, it's not painfully slow either which hasn't been uncommon with this class of camera. So again, if you want the convenience of AA batteries, this is one of the better options available. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a quick look at the Canon Powershot SX160 IS.

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