Canon ixus 160


Canon IXUS 160 Review

Recently introduced alongside the new IXUS 165 and 170 models, the IXUS 160/PowerShot Digital ELPH 160 sits in the middle of Canon’s super-slim and stylish IXUS line-up. It boasts a 20MP 1/2.3” CCD sensor and an 8x optical zoom lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 28-224mm, however you don’t get proper image stabilisation. The camera will record HD 720p video though, and it includes six creative effect filters to help spice up a bland shot. Other nifty features like blink detection and an automatic self-timer help capture great snaps of friends and family. Available in silver, black, white and red finishes, the Canon IXUS 160 will set you back around £100/$120.

The IXUS 160 is identical to the IXUS 165, except it does without image stabilisation, saving you around £30. Predictably the existing IXUS 155 costs even less, but weirdly it does sport a stabilised lens and its 10x optical zoom range beats the IXUS 160’s 8x optic. Confused? So are we.

Putting aside its dubious value for money, the IXUS 160 still has plenty going for it, starting with that IXUS trademark style. It’s sleek 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm dimensions make it comfortably small enough to slip into a jeans pocket, whilst a 127g ready-to-shoot weight means it won’t weigh you down either.

Part of the lightness is down to the plastic casing, but this is well screwed together and doesn’t flex. You do get a metal tripod mount which is a nice treat, even if a camera like this is unlikely to spend much time tied down. It’s a pity the glossy plastic casing won’t wear so well though, as it picks up scratches very easily, which are especially obvious on the red version. The shininess also makes the IXUS 160 pretty slippery to hang on to, with no gripping points on the front or back of the camera, apart from the raised lip around the LCD screen.

Front of the Canon IXUS 160

The screen itself is bright enough to see under direct sunlight, and colour accuracy is pretty good too, but only if you’re facing the monitor square-on. Tip the camera up or down and the screen’s restricted viewing angles cause colour and contrast to vary massively. The problem isn’t too bad when viewing from the side, but the overall experience is disappointing if you’re expecting an improvement over using a smartphone camera. An average smartphone screen also shames the pitiful 230k-dot resolution of the IXUS 160’s monitor, though this and the other screen complaints are typical of many compact cameras at this price.

Alongside the screen are several good-sized buttons that don’t require you to sharpen your finger nails to use. There’s the usual playback, video record and menu controls, but also an intriguing button labelled with a question mark. This accesses the camera’s Help menu, where in shooting mode you’ll be given a description of the type of scene that Auto mode has detected you’re about to capture. You’re probably going to want to get on and shoot rather than worry about what the camera is doing behind the scenes, but the Help system is more useful in Playback mode. Here it gives you information like how to navigate, magnify and rotate images, plus plenty more useful tips that make learning the IXUS 160 a little more intuitive. It’s certainly easier than getting bogged down with a traditional manual, especially as the IXUS 160 uses Canon’s tried and tested menu design that’s clear and simple.

Central to the IXUS 160’s controls is a normal 4-way directional dial, and within this is the Func/Set button. This is your gateway to the camera’s main shooting options which have been separated from the rest of the lesser-used settings contained in the main menu. In Auto mode, the Func/Set button stores options for the self-timer (including a custom mode that lets you pre-set your own time delay and also the number of shots to automatically fire), single vs. continuous shooting (at 0.8 frames per second), image size and video resolution (HD 720p or VGA 640x480).

Rear of the Canon IXUS 160

But, press the 4-way dial up and the IXUS 160 switches from Auto to the last-used alternative shooting mode. Now the Func/Set menu includes additional options for controlling light metering (evaluative, centre-weighted or spot metering), white balance (including a custom setting), ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation and focus range. The Func/Set menu also stores the various shooting modes other than Auto, including Live View Control that lets you alter the tone of images and FaceSelf-Timer which starts the self-timer automatically when a face is detected. Low Light mode limits image capture to 5MP to help minimise image noise in photos taken at high ISO sensitivities. Finally, there’s the Long Shutter mode if you’d prefer to take night-time shots at low ISO sensitivities and have a tripod to hand.

It’s a pity Canon has opted to hide away most of the shooting modes and creative effects in the Func/Set menu, where many similar cameras provide a dedicated mode button. However, it’s great that the IXUS 160 does include options to delve in and tweak shooting settings, letting you get the most out of the camera as your photography skills develop.

Other settings controlled by the 4-way dial include the flash, as well as playback and shooting overlays, which include a histogram display. Finally, the IXUS 160 gets Canon’s Eco system that helps extend battery life using power-saving measures like switching off the screen faster than usual. This helps boost battery life from a fairly average 220-shot lifespan up to a respectable 300 shots-per-charge.

Top of the Canon IXUS 160
The Canon IXUS 160 In-hand

When it’s time to start shooting, the IXUS 160 powers up and fires a shot in a spritely 1.7 seconds. This is partly thanks to the camera’s quick focussing speed, which manages to be almost instantaneous in good light and doesn’t get too bogged down in dimmer conditions. The autofocus system can come a cropper when you zoom in on a dimly-lit subject though, hunting for a focus point and sometimes failing.

However, the autofocussing is most annoying when trying to shoot a close-up. Sure, the camera has a minimum focus distance of 5cm, but that’s only when the lens is set to maximum wide angle. Zoom in just a fraction and you’ll have to back up around a foot from your subject before the camera will focus, and a little more zoom requires much more distance. This is a typical trait of compact camera lenses, but the IXUS 160 seems more reluctant than its rivals to focus on close subjects when zoomed in. It’s especially annoying when you’re trying to avoid casting a shadow over your subject by holding the camera too close to it, but it’s also a pain when attempting to use a longer focal length to create an attractive background blur with a shallower depth of field.

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Canon IXUS 160 - PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras - Canon UK

Flexible, fun and small enough to carry with you everywhere, this stylish 20 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto makes shooting beautiful Canon quality photos and HD movies simply effortless for everyone.

Benefits

  • Put style and simplicity in your pocket with ultra-slim IXUS
  • Capture all your best moments - near or far
  • Capture stunning detail with 20 MP
  • Beautiful shots with point and shoot ease using Smart Auto
  • Have fun and experiment with Creative Filters

Take a look at a more detailed look into the Canon IXUS 160

Find out more about the Canon IXUS 160, its features and what it can do.

8x optical zoom with wide-angle

Zoom to 16x with great quality

Powerful DIGIC processing

Auto mode with 32-scene detection

Energy saving for more shots

Compatible with Canon Connect Station

View full specification What's in the box

  • Digital Camera IXUS 160

  • Wrist Strap WS-800 

  • Battery Pack NB-11L

  • Battery Charger CB-2LFE 

  • AC Cable 

  • User Manual Kit

IXUS 160 Ratings & Reviews

www.canon.co.uk

Canon IXUS 160 - PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

Flexible, fun and small enough to carry with you everywhere, this stylish 20 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto makes shooting beautiful Canon quality photos and HD movies simply effortless for everyone.

Benefits

  • Put style and simplicity in your pocket with ultra-slim IXUS
  • Capture all your best moments - near or far
  • Capture stunning detail with 20 MP
  • Beautiful shots with point and shoot ease using Smart Auto
  • Have fun and experiment with Creative Filters

Take a look at a more detailed look into the Canon IXUS 160

Find out more about the Canon IXUS 160, its features and what it can do.

8x optical zoom with wide-angle

Zoom to 16x with great quality

Powerful DIGIC processing

Auto mode with 32-scene detection

Energy saving for more shots

Compatible with Canon Connect Station

View full specification What's in the box

  • Digital Camera IXUS 160

  • Wrist Strap WS-800 

  • Battery Pack NB-11L

  • Battery Charger CB-2LFE 

  • AC Cable 

  • User Manual Kit

IXUS 160 Ratings & Reviews

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Canon IXUS 160 - PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras - Canon Eurasia

Esnek, eğlenceli ve yanınızda taşıyabileceğiniz kadar küçük olan bu şık Smart Auto özellikli 20 Megapiksel IXUS, herkesin zahmetsizce Canon kalitesinde güzel fotoğraflar ve HD filmler çekebilmesini sağlar.

Avantajlar

  • Ultra ince IXUS ile tarz ve basitliği cebinizde taşıyın
  • Yakında veya uzakta, tüm en iyi anlarınızı yakalayın
  • 20 MP ile etkileyici ayrıntılara sahip çekimler yapın
  • Smart Auto kullanarak bas-çek özelliğiyle güzel fotoğraflar yakalayın
  • Creative Filtreler'le eğlenin ve deneyler yapın

Canon IXUS 160 ürünümüzü daha ayrıntılı inceleyin

Canon IXUS 160, özellikleri ve yapabilecekleri hakkında daha fazla bilgi edinin.

8x optik zum ve geniş açı

Harika bir kaliteyle 16x'e kadar zum

32 sahne tespiti özellikli otomatik mod

İnsan çekimlerini optimize eder

Daha fazla çekim için enerji tasarrufu

Canon Connect Station ile uyumludur

Teknik özelliklerin tamamını görüntüleyin Kutuda neler var

  • Dijital Fotoğraf Makinesi IXUS 160

  • Bilek Askısı WS-800 

  • Pil Paketi NB-11L

  • Pil Şarj Cihazı CB-2LFE 

  • AC Kablosu 

  • Kullanım Kılavuzu Seti

IXUS 160 Derecelendirmeler ve incelemeler

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Canon IXUS 160 - PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras - Canon Ireland

Flexible, fun and small enough to carry with you everywhere, this stylish 20 Megapixel IXUS with Smart Auto makes shooting beautiful Canon quality photos and HD movies simply effortless for everyone.

Benefits

  • Put style and simplicity in your pocket with ultra-slim IXUS
  • Capture all your best moments - near or far
  • Capture stunning detail with 20 MP
  • Beautiful shots with point and shoot ease using Smart Auto
  • Have fun and experiment with Creative Filters

Take a look at a more detailed look into the Canon IXUS 160

Find out more about the Canon IXUS 160, its features and what it can do.

8x optical zoom with wide-angle

Zoom to 16x with great quality

Powerful DIGIC processing

Auto mode with 32-scene detection

Energy saving for more shots

Compatible with Canon Connect Station

View full specification What's in the box

  • Digital Camera IXUS 160

  • Wrist Strap WS-800 

  • Battery Pack NB-11L

  • Battery Charger CB-2LFE 

  • AC Cable 

  • User Manual Kit

IXUS 160 Ratings & Reviews

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Canon IXUS 160 - Canon Digitaaliset PowerShot- ja IXUS-kompaktikamerat

Tyylikäs ja pienikokoinen 20 megapikselin IXUS-kamera on helppo ottaa mukaan kaikkialle. Monipuolisen kameran Smart Auto -kuvaustilassa kauniiden Canon-laatuisten kuvien ja HD-videoiden kuvaaminen on helppoa.

Edut

  • Erittäin ohut IXUS-kamera tarjoaa tyyliä ja helppokäyttöisiä toimintoja taskukoossa
  • Ikuista parhaat hetkesi läheltä ja kaukaa
  • 20 megapikselin tarkkuuden ansiosta tallennat pienimmätkin yksityiskohdat
  • Smart Auto -tilassa kauniit kuvat ovat vain yhden painalluksen päässä
  • Kokeile hauskoja luovia suotimia

Tutustu tarkemmin tuotteeseen Canon IXUS 160

Lue lisää tuotteen Canon IXUS 160 ominaisuuksista ja toiminnoista.

8x optinen zoom ja laajakulma

Laadukkaita kuvia jopa 16-kertaisella zoomilla

Automaattitila ja 32 näkymän tunnistus

Kuvaa videoita nopeasti ja helposti

Pieni virrankulutus, enemmän kuvia

Yhteensopiva Canon Connect Station -aseman kanssa

Näytä kaikki tekniset tiedot Pakkauksen sisältö

  • IXUS 160 -digitaalikamera

  • Rannehihna WS-800 

  • Akku NB-11L

  • Akkulaturi CB-2LFE 

  • Virtakaapeli 

  • Käyttöoppaat

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