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Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Digital Camera, Black - Bundle with Lowepro Dublin 30 Camera Pouch, 8GB SDHC Memory Card, Adorama Cleaning Kit, Jr Flex Tripod & PerfPower 4 "AA" Alkaline Batteries, USB 2.0 Secure Digital/MMC Reader & LCD Screen

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About Canon SX160 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX160, which replaces the SX150 in the lineup, is a compact camera with enhanced features, and offers several key improvements over its predecessors. First is its 16MP resolution 1/2.3" CCD sensor (increased from 14MP), along with a 16x optical zoom lens (up from 12x) that starts at 28mm (35mm equivalent).

Key Features: Canon PowerShot SX160

• 16x Optical Zoom Lens starts at 28mm
• 16MP sensor
• 720p HD Video
• 3-inch LCD monitor
• Smart Auto with 32 predefined shooting situations
• Intelligent IS with 6 image stabilization modes
• Intelligent IS with 6 image stabilization modes
• High-speed AF
• Runs on AA batteries

The Canon PowerShot SX160 is chock full of interesting technology. It employs a variety of image stabilization methods, including hybrid shift-type camera shake correction, panning motion, a mode to use when shooting videos with the lens zoomed to its longest telephoto length, and a "Dynamic" mode that works in the wide angle setting to smooth out shakiness that may occur while walking and shooting at the same time.

Canon claims the Canon Powershot SX160 has a greatly reduced shutter lag time; in fact, they claim the total lag time is 0.29 seconds, a 46% reduction over the SX150. That's great news for sports shooters and when you're trying to catch the kids before they run out of the picture.

Shooting modes include: Manual exposure, aperture- and shutter-priority and program, Smart Auto, portrait, low light, snow, fireworks, creative filters, iFrame mode, Discreet mode (disables flash and all camera sounds), Live View control, face self timer, and more. Creative filters include Miniature Effect, Poster Effect, Toy Camera, Fisheye, Super Vivid and Monochrome.

The Canon PowerShot SX160 runs on easy-to-find AA batteries, has an ISO range of 100-800, minimum focus down to less than half an inch in macro mode. It shoots 720p HD videos. There's a 3-inch, 230k dot LCD finder, and a zoom range equivalent of 28-448mm and f/3.5-5.9.

Canon SX160 IS Features

  • Canon's powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.
  • 16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver stunning quality images.
  • Capture breathtaking 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD offers easy viewing from a wide angle.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on 32 predefined shooting situations to ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.
  • Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you capture every shot with ease.
  • AA battery power provides added convenience.
  • Powerful 16x Optical Zoom: The lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 448mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), giving you tremendous coverage and reach. The telephoto end lets you capture subjects from a considerable distance, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer is a sophisticated system that uses lens-shift technology to correct for unwanted camera movement. For still photos, it enables shooting at slower shutter speeds, accommodating more low-light shooting situations than ever before without having to boost ISO sensitivity.
  • 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor: The PowerShot SX160 IS's 16.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers impressive photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints.
  • Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor: Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras.
  • Canon HD Video Advantage: The PowerShot SX160 IS lets you record highly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera.
  • HDMI: Watching your videos and sharing them with family and friends is especially easy with the camera's HDMI output: you can connect the camera directly to your HDTV with an optional HDMI cable, and see your videos on the big screen right away.
  • Dedicated Movie Button: It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX160 IS has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want.
  • Wind Filter: The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound.
  • Optical Zoom While Shooting: The PowerShot SX160 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution.
  • iFrame Movie Support: With the PowerShot SX160 IS, you can also shoot video in the Apple iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos.
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD: Easy to see from a wide angle, the camera's 3.0-inch LCD with a great resolution of approximately 230,000 dots gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images.
  • Night Display: This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient; it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light.
  • Smart AUTO: Smart AUTO automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video.
  • Intelligent IS: The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS, analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes.
  • High Speed AF: Several engineering breakthroughs contributed to this major enhancement to speed. In addition to improved AF algorithms, the camera can process multiple sequences simultaneously, and takes advantage of reworked controls between AF and the start of shooting.
  • AA Battery Powered: Recharging batteries can often be an inconvenience, especially when traveling in foreign countries. With the PowerShot SX160 IS, you'll never need special power adapters or chargers because it's powered by two AA batteries that are widely available around the world.

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