Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review
Review posted 04/14/2015
- Smart Auto shooting mode is accurate and easy in all situations
- Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record
- Bright 2.7-inch LCD is easy to see in most shooting situations
- Good Battery Life
- Very Affordable
- High levels of noise at all ISO settings
- Lacking shooting performance
- Weak built-in flash
- No Full 1080p HD video capture
- No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV
- No Optical image stabilization
- No sharing features
|The Canon ELPH 160 is an ultra-compact, affordable digicam. A
20-Megapixel imaging sensor and lack of OIS leave the camera capturing
noisy images all the time. A perfect example of "you get what you pay
for". Read more in our Full Conclusion. |
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is an affordable new point-and-shoot digicam with a sub $120 MSRP. It is replacing the 135 model from last year. While it features the same 20MP CCD image sensor and DIGIC 4+ image processor from its pricier S170 IS
sibling, it has a shorter 8x optical zoom lens (28-224mm) and only offers "digital" IS (image stabilization) rather than optical.
The 160 also boasts 720p HD video recording with a dedicated movie recording button, and a 2.7-inch LCD display. Smart AUTO mode allows the camera to optimize itself for almost any shooting condition. And, finally, ECO mode helps extend batter life.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Features:
- 8x optical zoom lens
- 20MP CCD image sensor
- DIGIC 4+ image processor
- 720p HD video recording @ 25fps
- 2.7" LCD display
- Digital IS (image stabilization)
- Smart AUTO
- ECO Mode
The Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 is available in black, white, silver, or red, with a MSRP of $119. See our best price box at the top right of this page to see current online pricing.
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