This is our third sx160
My wife and I went from "wasacanonfan" to lifelongcanonfans" because of the excellent customer service Canon has given to us. This is our third sx160 camera. We also have Canon a3100, a4000 and sx40 cameras. Our sx160 cameras are the "in between" cameras in terms of size and zoom potential that we carry when we want more zoom than the a3100 or a4000 can give us but want to carry something smaller than our sx40. When we look at the picture quality from these cameras we cannot tell them apart either when we view them on our computer or when we print them and frame them. For a relatively small hand held zoom camera the sx160 is hard to beat. The number of shots we can take varies with the quality of the batteries we use and have had zero problems with the battery system. If we could only have one camera, I suspect we would choose one of our sx160 cameras because they give us the best size (relatively small) and zoom (adequate for most of the shots we take of people, scenery and wildlife) capability. The smaller "a" series cameras have their place as does our larger "sx" camera.
November 29, 2013
Was very satisfied with the quality of pictures, but not impressed with it taking AA batteries instead of a rechargeable battery. I purchased this camera while my regular camera was in for repair and I take a lot of pictures in a day and went though a lot of batteries. I would recommend this camera to those who don't use it on a regular basis. Other than my dissatisfaction with it being battery operated it did take good pictures.
November 27, 2013
Love this camera!
I love most features of this camera! It takes amazing pictures and is really easy to use once you take the time to figure it out. The only issue I have is that I can not upload my pics to my computer. I uploaded all the software it said I needed but still won't upload. I have tried on several computers and am told on all of them they can not find the camera when it is plug into them.
November 15, 2013
Much better than expected
I spent 25 years as a professional wedding/portrait photographer so was not expecting much from any digital camera, much less a so called point & shoot. However, I was, and am, happily surprised with my SX160 IS. Image quality, even in auto mode, is so much better than expected. Action photos, even in somewhat low light, are crisp and clear and the wide to zoom capability is exceptional. I'm just starting to 'play' with the advanced features and am having a field day. Complaints about battery consumption are way overstated - heavy sessions will go through a set of two - but not an issue worth mentioning. Even the built-in flash is good enough for most non-critical work but don't expect to get more than about 10 feet of effective distance. My onlly negative comments are that 1) complete owners/operators manual should be included and 2) sales info should state that memory card is not included and is necessary for camera to function. Sounds simple, but for those not familiar with digital cameras maybe not so obvious. After all, I didn't need to buy a card for my phone before I took pictures.
October 13, 2013