• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 448.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 500.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX160 advantages over Sony WX300

  • Less expensive
    $146 vs $223
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/1600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony WX300 advantages over Canon SX160

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 380 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    25 mm vs 44 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    166g vs 291g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    461k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon SX150 IS

Canon SX160
Canon SX150 IS
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • HDMI out
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher extended ISO
Sony WX300
Canon SX150 IS
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $250
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L610

Canon SX160
Nikon L610
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Manual focus
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
Sony WX300
Nikon L610
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $147
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Canon SX170

Canon SX160
Canon SX170
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • HDMI out
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
Sony WX300
Canon SX170
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $180
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony WX350

Canon SX160
Sony WX350
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Manual focus
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony WX300
Sony WX350
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $268
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Nikon S7000

Canon SX160
Nikon S7000
  • $146
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Sony WX300
Nikon S7000
  • $223
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $227
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Newer
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