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Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS

Portability
86
Imaging
40
Features
45
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS front
 
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
67
Overall
51

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Key Specs

Canon SX160 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-448mm (F3.5-5.9) lens
  • 291g - 111 x 73 x 44mm
  • Launched June 2013
  • Previous Model is Canon SX150 IS
  • Replacement is Canon SX170 IS
Canon SX60 HS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 650g - 128 x 93 x 114mm
  • Introduced September 2014
  • Previous Model is Canon SX50 HS
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Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Overview

The following is a extensive review of the Canon SX160 IS versus Canon SX60 HS, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Canon. The image resolution of the SX160 IS (16MP) and the SX60 HS (16MP) is relatively well matched and they use the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX160 IS was launched 15 months before the SX60 HS which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Canon SX160 IS being a Compact camera and the Canon SX60 HS being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving through a full comparison, below is a brief overview of how the SX160 IS matches up versus the SX60 HS with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX160 IS over the Canon SX60 HS

 SX160 IS SX60 HS 

Reasons to pick Canon SX60 HS over the Canon SX160 IS

 SX60 HS SX160 IS 
IntroducedSeptember 2014June 2013Newer by 15 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution922k230kCrisper screen (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Canon SX160 IS and Canon SX60 HS

 SX160 IS SX60 HS 
Focus manually Very precise focusing
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to factor its weight and size. The Canon SX160 IS comes with physical measurements of 111mm x 73mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.7") with a weight of 291 grams (0.64 lbs) while the Canon SX60 HS has specifications of 128mm x 93mm x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5") accompanied by a weight of 650 grams (1.43 lbs).

Check the Canon SX160 IS versus Canon SX60 HS in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you choose at the time. Here is the front view dimension comparison of the SX160 IS compared to the SX60 HS.

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the SX160 IS and SX60 HS is 86 and 61 respectively.

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS top view buttons comparison

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by looking at specifications. The picture here will give you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the SX160 IS and SX60 HS.

To sum up, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same resolution and you can expect similar quality of photos though you will want to consider the launch date of the products into consideration. The more aged SX160 IS is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS sensor size comparison

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX160 IS as a Portrait photography camera
Canon SX60 HS as a Portrait photography camera
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focusing manually
flash sync is higher than normal (1/2,000s)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
cannot use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
56
has manual focus
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
very small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Street photography advice
Canon SX60 HS Street photography advice
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (291 grams)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
56
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Optical)
exports RAW files
very small sensor (1/2.3")
heavier than competition (650 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Sports photography details
Canon SX60 HS Sports photography details
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long zoom range (28-448mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
includes tracking autofocus
great battery pack (380 CIPA)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
53
amazing zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Travel photography information
Canon SX60 HS Travel photography information
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great battery pack (380 shots)
lighter than competition (291 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
great zoom (448mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
57
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
fairly wide (21mm)
long zoom (1365mm)
no Time Lapse mode
heavier than competition (650g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Landscape photography factors
Canon SX60 HS Landscape photography factors
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focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
great battery pack (380 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
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has manual focus
fairly wide (21mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
exports RAW files
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX160 IS
Vlogging with Canon SX60 HS
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fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection focus
lighter than competition (291g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external mic port
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fairly wide (21mm)
selfie friendly display
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has external mic socket
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
heavier than competition (650 grams)
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Canon SX160 IS vs Canon SX60 HS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX160 IS and Canon SX60 HS
 Canon PowerShot SX160 ISCanon PowerShot SX60 HS
General Information
Make Canon Canon
Model Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-06-21 2014-09-16
Physical type Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 4 DIGIC 6
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3072
Max native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points - 9
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-448mm (16.0x) 21-1365mm (65.0x)
Maximum aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/3.4-6.5
Macro focus range 1cm 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230k dots 922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 922k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 15s 15s
Highest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per second 6.4 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 3.00 m 5.50 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, on, slow synchro, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/2000s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 291 grams (0.64 pounds) 650 grams (1.43 pounds)
Dimensions 111 x 73 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.7") 128 x 93 x 114mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 4.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 39
DXO Color Depth score not tested 19.2
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 10.1
DXO Low light score not tested 127
Other
Battery life 380 photographs 340 photographs
Form of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery model 2 x AA NB-10L
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Price at launch $199 $549