Editors Liked

  • Impressive photo and video quality for the price, Full manual controls a rarity at this price, Strong 16x zoom
  • The Canon PowerShot SX160 IS has a large selection of shooting options from full manual to full auto; big, easy-to-press controls; and the convenience of AA batteries

Editors Didn't Like

  • Gobbles AA batteries, Too slow for fastaction photography, Can't handle very dim light
  • The SX160 IS will eat through alkaline batteries; shooting performance is good, but not fast; and picture quality drops off above ISO 400, so it's not a great choice for handheld low-light shots