CHDK is available for the Powershot SX160IS with firmware 1.00A as ALPHA version from the Download page

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Front with Flash

PowerShot SX160 IS Front with flash activated

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Back

PowerShot SX160 IS Back

Reviews and Specifications Edit

Technical DataEdit

  • Digic IV image processor
  • DryOS operating system
  • Sensor: 16 million effective pixels, 1/2.3 CCD (6.17 x 4.55 mm)
  • Max image size: 4608 x 3456
  • 16x optical zoom lens, 28-448mm (35mm equiv), F3.5 - F5.9
  • 4x digital zoom
  • ISO 100/200/400/800/1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • Fixed 3 inch LCD, 230,000 pixels.
  • Video: H.264 MOV (QuickTime)
  • Video formats: 1280x720 @30/@25 fps (HD), 640x480 @30 fps
  • Interfaces: Hi-speed USB, analog audio out (monaural), analog video out (NTSC/PAL) (video & audio cable not included), HDMI (cable not included)
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC
  • Power: Two AA type batteries
  • Weight (with batteries): 291 g (0.64 lb / 10.26 oz)
  • Dimensions: 111 x 73 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.87 x 1.73″)

Firmware InfoEdit

The use of ver.req to determine your firmare version may not work. It is recommended you use the ACID utility to determine your firmware version.

For DevelopersEdit

General infoEdit

  • DryOS v2.3, release #0051
  • FW start address: 0xFF810000

LED addressesEdit

0xC0223030 <-- AF Beam
0xC0220120 <-- Green LED
  • Write 0x46 to light the LED, 0x44 to turn it off

Params TableEdit

# Description Value
3 EXIF Make (Camera Manufacturer) Canon
4 EXIF Model (Camera Model) Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
5 Text Comment
9 Review Time (ms)

Hold=-1, Off=0, 2000,3000,...,10000

16 Text CANON_DC
18 LCD Brightness 0-4
22 Create Folder

0x800=Daily / 0x900=Monthly

27 Start-up Image 0x00=Off / 0x01=Red / 0x02=Blue
28 Start-up Sound 0x01 / 0x02
29 Shutter Sound 0x01 / 0x02
30 Operation Sound 0x01 / 0x02
31 Selftimer Sound 0x01 / 0x02
46 Transition 0x00=Off, 0x01=Fade, 0x02=Scroll, 0x03=Slide
76 Display Off Time (sec) 60, 120, 180
113 Lens retract (sec) 0, 60
120 Resume 0x00=Last Shoot / 0x01=Last Seen
144 Ctrl Via HDMI 0x00=Disable / 0x01=Enable
153 Auto Rotate 0x00=Off / 0x01=On

Firmware dumpsEdit

  • Firmware version 1.00A

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Porting process & linksEdit

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