The Best Canon Powershot Elph 160 SD Cards on the Market!

Canon Powershot Elph 160 Memory CardLooking for a Canon Powershot Elph 160 SD Card? Take a look at the top-rated options listed below. These are all the must-have cards for your camera, they will not only give exceptional performance, but they are also some of the best rated memory cards around.

Best Canon Powershot Elph 160 Memory Card

I know it can be really challenging trying to find the right memory card for the Elph 160. There are so many options, how do you know which one is the best fit, or what size card you need?

Well, I have taken out the guess-work, as below I highlight the best options available. All the cards listed below were chosen on specific factors such as: Price, Storage Space and Performance.

You are going to be taking a ton load of pictures and videos (that’s why you got the camera right?) and there is nothing more annoying than having a memory card run out of space at the wrong time. With the 128GB SD card from SanDisk, you are giving the camera a major amount of storage space and you can take pictures and videos without having to worry about the card filling up (See storage capacity chart below).

I also like that the card is not overly expensive. You spend a bit of money and you are getting a great fit for your camera. When it comes to price and the amount of storage space that you get, this card is really worth the money.

A couple of years ago, 64GB SD memory cards were all the rage and while bigger cards like the 128GB and 256GB SD have taken their place, they are still a solid options for the Canon Elph 160.

With 64GB of storage space, you will be able to hold a good amount of pictures and videos before the card is close to filling up.  If you are not open to spending a lot of money, or feel that you don’t need so much memory, then the 64 GB card is an option to consider.

The 256GB SD card is the one to have if you are going vacation, have a newborn baby/kids or just plan on taking a ton load of pictures and videos.

256GB is substantial amount of storage space and you really won’t be filling this card up anytime soon. I consider this a special occasion card or for those who don’t like having multiple memory cards walking around with.

If you can afford it (It is on the expensive side), it is really a great card to have for your camera and you would not have to think about memory running out on you.

High performance card that is guaranteed to deliver.

Using Smaller Capacity Cards

If for whatever reason these cards are too expensive, you could always go with smaller capacities such as the 32GB SD and 16GB SD Card. Even though I don’t recommend them, because they tend to fill up quicker than the bigger sized memory card, you can use them in the camera with no problems.

The smaller sized memory cards are dirt cheap and if you are budget conscious and don’t care too much about storage space, then definitely give them a go.

Storage Media That Works With the Camera

The Canon Elph 160 can use the following memory card formats:

SD Cards

SDHC Cards

SDXC Cards

What is the Difference in Formats?

Check out my in-depth article that highlights the differences between SD,SDHC and SDXC.

For those of you who want a quick explanation, these cards are the same physical size, the difference is that they allow for different storage capacities and their file systems are different.

SD cards: From 256MB – 2GB

SDHC cards: 4GB – 32GB

SDXC cards: 32GB – 64GB

 How Much Data Can These Cards Hold?

While I explain which ones to get, some of you might have a hard time trying to visualize the storage capacity of these cards.

Below, is a little table that will highlight the ‘possible’ storage capacity of the different memory card sizes. You should get a pretty good idea of how much you can expect to hold.

PLEASE NOTE: I have to put this in bold! The memory cards could hold considerably more/less pictures and video, it depends on a variety of factors such as the megapixel of the shots, the video size among other things. This is just a guideline.

720P Video 1080p Video (60fps) Images
16GB 4 Hours 1 Hour 20 Mins 8,000
32GB 8 Hours 2 Hours 40 Mins 16,000
64GB 16 Hours 5 Hours 20 Mins 32,000
128GB 32 Hours 10 Hours 40 Mins 64,000
256GB 64 Hours 21 Hours 20 Mins 128,000

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