• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 122.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon A480 advantages over Canon 160

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.69 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 470 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos

Canon 160 advantages over Canon A480

  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 122 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 31 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    230k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

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

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 Olympus 550WP

Canon A480
Olympus 550WP
  • $102
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
Canon 160
Olympus 550WP
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Olympus Tough-3000

Canon A480
Olympus Tough-3000
  • $102
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
Canon 160
Olympus Tough-3000
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $140
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Pentax H90

Canon A480
Pentax H90
  • $102
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Manual focus
Canon 160
Pentax H90
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony W830

Canon A480
Sony W830
  • $102
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer exposure
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 160
Sony W830
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
  • $119
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 180

Canon A480
Canon 180
  • $102
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Thinner
Canon 160
Canon 180
  • $132
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
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