• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 160 advantages over Canon 190 IS

  • Less expensive
    $99 vs $139
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 230 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos

Canon 190 IS advantages over Canon 160

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony W830

Canon 160
Sony W830
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 190 IS
Sony W830
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 150 IS

Canon 160
Canon 150 IS
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Wider angle lens
Canon 190 IS
Canon 150 IS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 135

Canon 160
Canon 135
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
Canon 190 IS
Canon 135
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $114
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon S2900

Canon 160
Nikon S2900
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon 190 IS
Nikon S2900
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Canon 180

Canon 160
Canon 180
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
Canon 190 IS
Canon 180
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
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