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PowerShot ELPH 160 Silver

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MSRP: $119.99

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8x Optical Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera features an 8x Optical Zoom so more shots are within your reach. You'll love the flexibility that the wide 28-224mm (35mm equivalent) shooting range offers. Plus, the Wide-Angle lens captures expansive image in every shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more benefit from the extra width. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images are assured to be bright and clear.

20.0 Megapixel* sensor

With the PowerShot ELPH 160 camera's 20.0 Megapixels* of resolution, your images are rich and clear, with textures and tiny details faithfully reproduced even at the long end of the 8x Optical Zoom. This high level of resolution is ideal for creating the largest prints, and allows you the flexibility to blow up and crop any section of an image to express your creativity.

* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor features accelerated processing speed to create fast, responsive performance, giving you a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This significantly reduces noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations, and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.

720p HD video

Using the slim PowerShot ELPH 160 camera, you can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special moments with the family.

Smart AUTO

Getting that great shot is as simple as pressing the shutter button on the PowerShot ELPH 160 camera. Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject and analyzes them using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.

Scene Modes

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera provides shooting modes that easily give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. You can make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a "toy" or pinhole camera.

Shooting Modes

Smart AUTO - The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.

Program - The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.

Live View Control - Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy- to-understand controls.

Digital IS - The camera digitally corrects image blur by analyzing the subject prior to choosing the best correction method.

Portrait - Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.

Face Self-timer - The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.

Low Light - For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.

Fisheye Effect - Now you can get the fisheye effect - a classic photographic distortion - without a fisheye lens.

Miniature Effect - Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.

Toy Camera Effect - Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.

Monochrome - Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.

Super Vivid - Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.

Poster Effect - Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.

Snow - Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.

Fireworks - Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.

Long Shutter - Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.

Movie - Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.

Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.

Compatibility with Canon Connect Station CS100

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera connects via a simple USB cable to Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. The Connect Station CS100 makes it easy to store (with up to 1 TB of hard drive space with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or up to 70 hours of video content)*, manage and sort images and videos by albums, date or device name with simple menus. From there, images and videos can be viewed on an HDTV via HDMI cable, sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Canon Connect Stations and social networking sites.

* Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32Mbps Full HD video.

ECO Mode

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera features ECO Mode to provide more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. The mode can be activated via a dedicated button for easy power preservation when you are out for the day or the moment is too important to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed so you won't miss the moment.

Help Button

The PowerShot ELPH 160 camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.



Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 8x Optical, 4x Digital and 32x Combined Zoom


20.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD

Total Pixels

Approx. 20.5 Megapixels

Effective Pixels

Approx. 20.0 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.

Focal Length

5.0 (W) - 40.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28-224mm)

Digital Zoom


Focusing Range

Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3 m) - infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 4.3 ft. (1.3 m) - infinity (T); Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W);
Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3 m) - infinity (W,T)

Autofocus System

TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder

Not Available

LCD Monitor

2..7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)

LCD Pixels

Approx. 230,000 dots

LCD Coverage

Approx. 100%

Maximum Aperture

f/3.2 (W), f/6.9 (T)

Shutter Speed

1-1/2000 sec.
15-1 sec. (Long Exposure mode)


Auto, ISO 100-1600

Light Metering Method

Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center

Exposure Control Method

Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock

Exposure Compensation

Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

White Balance Control

Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.

Built-in Flash

Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.

Flash Range

1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft. (W), 4.3 - 4.9 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), (1.3m - 1.5m (T))

Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance

Recycling Time

10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)

Flash Exposure Compensation

Not available

Shooting Modes

Auto, P, Live View Control, Digital IS, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter

Photo Effects

Not available

Self Timer

Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*

*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.

Wireless Control

Not available

Continuous Shooting

Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. Differs depending on the zoom position.

Storage Media

SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

File Format

Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant

Image Recording Format


JPEG Compression Mode

Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels

Still Images (4:3 Aspect Ratio): Large: 5152 x 3864
Medium 1: 3648 x 2736
Medium 2: 2048 x 1536
Small: 640 x 480
Wide: 5152 x 2896
Medium: 2560 x 1920 (in Low Light & Digital IS modes)

HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)

Image data

Note: F=Fine
* When in Low Light and Digital IS modes.
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.

Movie data

*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
 • Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
 • Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.

Playback Modes File

Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images:
Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available

Erase Modes

Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images

The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.

Video Out

NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Audio Out

Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)


SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers

Power Source

Battery Pack NB-11LH/NB-11L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-90

Shooting Capacity

Approx. 230 shots
Approx. 310 shots in ECO Mode

Playback Time

Approx. 4 hours

Operating Temperature


Operating Humidity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

3.75 x 2.14 x 0.87 in. / 95.2 x 54.3 x 22.1mm


4.48 oz. / 127g (CIPA standard)
3.92 oz. / 111g (Body only)All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

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PowerShot ELPH 160

PowerShot ELPH 160 PowerShot ELPH 160 Battery Pack NB-11L Battery Charger CB-2LF Wrist Strap WS-800 (USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included)

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