Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX160 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX50 HS has external dimensions of 123 x 87 x 106 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.17″) and weighs 595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX160 IS has external dimensions of 111 x 73 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.87 x 1.73″) and weighs 291 g (0.64 lb / 10.26 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX160 IS. Canon SX160 IS is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 12mm narrower, 14mm shorter and 62mm thinner than Canon SX50 HS.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX160 IS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon SX50 HS and Canon SX160 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SX160 IS is significantly lighter (304g ) than the Canon SX50 HS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX50 HS nor Canon PowerShot SX160 IS provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon SX160 IS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon SX50 HS's 2.8" screen.
On the other hand, Canon SX50 HS sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Canon SX160 IS has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to SX50 HS.