Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
The SX160 IS is almost a niche camera. It's best used in daylight with still or slow-moving subjects. It has a good auto mode, but also has shutter speed and aperture controls. It runs on two, AA-size batteries, which is nice for travel or just occasional use since you don't have to worry about charging a battery before you go out to shoot. And, it's controls and body are larger than most point-and-shoots. So, it's definitely not for everyone. But if that stuff sounds good, keep an eye out for a price drop for the holidays to under $100.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $139.00
The good: The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a large selection of shooting options from full manual to full auto; big, easy-to-press controls; and the convenience of AA batteries.
The bad: The SX160 IS will eat through alkaline batteries; shooting performance is good, but not fast; and picture quality drops off above ISO 400, so it's not a great choice for handheld low-light shots.
The bottom line: The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is a good, inexpensive travel-zoom option for those wanting more control over results or who are just getting into photography and don't want to empty their wallets.
October 31, 2013 2:41 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Joshua Goldman, Lori Grunin
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