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Canon PowerShot SX500 IS And SX160 IS Cameras Announced

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS And SX160 IS Cameras Announced - Canon has unveiled two new compact cameras in their PowerShot Range.

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Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Canon Powershot SX500 IS
Price : £200
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Canon has unveiled two new cameras - the PowerShot SX500 IS and the PowerShot SX160 IS.

PowerShot SX500 IS FRT
 
The PowerShot SX500 IS is the ideal option for users looking for compact power. Utilising Canon’s extensive expertise in lens design, it features a newly-developed 24mm wide-angle, 30x optical zoom lens, small enough to fit in a travel-friendly body. The PowerShot SX160 IS is an affordable, easy-to-use superzoom, boasting a versatile lens custom-designed for this model alone with a 28mm wide-angle and 16x optical zoom.

Both cameras feature a 16 megapixel sensor and the ability to go to full manual control. Both also have a wide range of easy to use creative filters.

Powershot SX160 IS

PowerShot SX500 IS Key Features:
  • Mini 30x ultra-zoom camera with 24mm wide lens
  • 16 Megapixels
  • Intelligent IS
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • Smart Auto mode detects 32 scenes
  • HD movies (720p) with HDMI
  • Zoom Framing Assist
  • Fun Creative Filters
  • Full Manual control
  • Face Detection
PowerShot SX160 IS – key features:
  • 16x optical zoom, 28mm wide Canon lens
  • 16 Megapixels
  • Intelligent IS
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD; Hints & Tips
  • Smart Auto mode detects 32 scenes
  • HD movies with HDMI
  • Fun Creative Filters
  • Full Manual control
  • iFrame movie
The PowerShot SX500 IS is available from August, priced at £279.

The PowerShot SX160 IS is available from September, priced at £159.

Visit Canon's website for more information on their range of PowerShot Cameras.

Canon Powershot SX500 IS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.4 - f/5.8
35mm equivalent24mm - 720mm
Optical Zoom30x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution461,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus0cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
  • Manual
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/1600sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting0.8fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6L
CIPA Rating195
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight341g
Width104mm
Height69.5mm
Depth80.2mm

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Canon Powershot SX160 IS Specifications

ManufacturerCanon
Lens
Max Aperturef/3.5 - f/5.9
35mm equivalent28mm - 448mm
Optical Zoom16x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels16Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4608
Pixels (H)3456
Sensor TypeCCD
Sensor Size1/2.3 inch
Sensor Size (width)No Data
Sensor Size (height)No Data
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution230,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo Data
Focusing
Min Focus1cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Face Detection
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/3200sec
Shutter speeds longest15sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 1600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
Exposure Comp+/-2
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting0.8fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1280x720 720p
  • 640x480 VGA
Video FPS30
Stereo SoundNo Data
Optical Zoom with VideoNo Data
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiNo
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • JPG
Power Source
Battery Type2x Size-AA Alkaline or Ni-MH Batteries (NB-3AH)
CIPA Rating140
Box Contents
Box ContentsNo Data
Dimensions
Weight291g
Width111mm
Height72.5mm
Depth44.1mm

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