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Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10

Portability
86
Imaging
40
Features
45
Overall
42
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS front
 
FujiFilm FinePix HS10 front
Portability
60
Imaging
34
Features
50
Overall
40

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 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
  • Announced June 2013
  • Old Model is Canon SX150 IS
  • Successor is Canon SX170 IS
FujiFilm HS10
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 666g - 131 x 91 x 126mm
  • Announced July 2010
  • Alternative Name is FinePix HS11
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Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Overview

Lets examine more in depth at the Canon SX160 IS versus FujiFilm HS10, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a crucial gap among the resolutions of the SX160 IS (16MP) and HS10 (10MP) but they possess the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The SX160 IS was brought out 3 years later than the HS10 and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Canon SX160 IS being a Compact camera and the FujiFilm HS10 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving through a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief highlight of how the SX160 IS scores vs the HS10 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX160 IS over the FujiFilm HS10

 SX160 IS HS10 
AnnouncedJune 2013July 2010More recent by 37 months

Reasons to pick FujiFilm HS10 over the Canon SX160 IS

 HS10 SX160 IS 
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Common features in the Canon SX160 IS and FujiFilm HS10

 SX160 IS HS10 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and volume. The Canon SX160 IS offers exterior dimensions of 111mm x 73mm x 44mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.7") along with a weight of 291 grams (0.64 lbs) and the FujiFilm HS10 has sizing of 131mm x 91mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0") and a weight of 666 grams (1.47 lbs).

Examine the Canon SX160 IS versus FujiFilm HS10 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are working with at the time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the SX160 IS against the HS10.

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the SX160 IS and HS10 is 86 and 60 respectively.

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Sensor Comparison

Normally, its tough to picture the contrast in sensor measurements purely by viewing specifications. The visual below might provide you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the SX160 IS and HS10.

Plainly, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should expect the Canon SX160 IS to result in more detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also let you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The fresher SX160 IS provides an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 sensor size comparison

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Portrait photography advice
FujiFilm HS10 Portrait photography advice
46
manual focus
great flash sync speed (1/2,000s)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focusing
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
40
manual focus
delivers RAW files
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Street photography information
FujiFilm HS10 Street photography information
59
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (291 grams)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
54
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
heavier than competition (666 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Sports photography advice
FujiFilm HS10 Sports photography advice
51
excellent zoom range (28-448mm 16.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
42
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features tracking focus
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon SX160 IS
Travel photography with FujiFilm HS10
69
better than average battery pack (380 CIPA)
lighter than average in class (291 grams)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
great zoom (448mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
45
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (666 grams)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Landscape photography advice
FujiFilm HS10 Landscape photography advice
51
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
better than average battery pack (380 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
44
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX160 IS Vlogging advice
FujiFilm HS10 Vlogging advice
31
fairly wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than average in class (291g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone port
23
fairly wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic jack
heavier than competition (666g)
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Canon SX160 IS vs FujiFilm HS10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX160 IS and FujiFilm HS10
 Canon PowerShot SX160 ISFujiFilm FinePix HS10
General Information
Company Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX160 IS FujiFilm FinePix HS10
Also referred to as - FinePix HS11
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-06-21 2010-07-06
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Digic 4 -
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 10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-448mm (16.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/3.5-5.9 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focus range 1cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology TFT Color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.00 m 3.10 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/2000 seconds -
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 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 448 x 336 (30, 120, 240 fps), 224 x 168 (420 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video format H.264 H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 291 grams (0.64 lbs) 666 grams (1.47 lbs)
Dimensions 111 x 73 x 44mm (4.4" x 2.9" x 1.7") 131 x 91 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 5.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 380 images -
Battery format AA -
Battery model 2 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC Internal
Storage slots Single Single
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