Canon IXUS 170 vs Canon IXUS 180

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Canon IXUS 170
Canon IXUS 180

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
17% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 10x optical zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.1 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum aperture of 7, however the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
60mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 60mm longer than the Canon IXUS 180 (240mm).
Bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 24x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 4x bigger than the Canon IXUS 180 (20x).
8x bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a combined zoom of 48x, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 40x combined zoom digital camera (8x smaller).
Three aspheric elements Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a three aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 only has one aspheric element.
5fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps lower).
A little thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a depth of 22.6mm, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 23.6mm deep digital camera (1mm thicker).
Ten more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 only takes 190.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

8 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a minimum aperture of 3, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (24mm).
Nine auto focus points Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has nine auto focus points, however the Canon IXUS 170 only has one auto focus point.
Shorter Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 56.8mm tall digital camera. That's 0.8mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (56.8mm).
5% narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a width of 95.3mm. That's 4.3mm narrower than the Canon IXUS 170 (95.3mm).
Cheaper by £66
The Canon IXUS 180 costs £49.99, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is £116.23.
41 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
A little better user reviews
Based on 14 user reviews, the average review score of the Canon IXUS 180 is 91%, but the average rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.6 larger than the Canon IXUS 180 (3).
1mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, but the Canon IXUS 180 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Eight less auto focus points Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has one auto focus point, however the Canon IXUS 180 only has nine auto focus points.
Moderately taller Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 57.6mm tall digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 180 is a 56.8mm tall digital camera (0.8mm shorter).
4.3mm wider Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a width of 99.6mm, however the Canon IXUS 180 is a 95.3mm wide digital camera (4.3mm narrower).
£66 more expensive
The Canon IXUS 170 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 180 by £66.24.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 stores sells the Canon IXUS 170, however 44 retailers sell the Canon IXUS 180. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Eleven months older
The Canon IXUS 170 is older than the Canon IXUS 180 by eleven months.
Marginally Lower user review Score
The Canon IXUS 170 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Canon IXUS 180 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 14 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
20% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 10x optical zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (10x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

2% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.1 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (6.9).
60mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a maximum focal length of 240mm, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (60mm longer).
Smaller extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has an extra / smart zoom of 20x, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 24x extra / smart zoom digital camera (4x bigger).
8x smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 40x combined zoom digital camera. That's 8x smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (40x).
Two less aspheric elements Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a one aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 only has three aspheric elements.
5fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps lower than the Canon IXUS 170 (25fps).
Thicker Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 has a depth of 23.6mm. That's 1mm thicker than the Canon IXUS 170 (23.6mm).
Only 190.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon IXUS 180 is a digital camera that takes 190.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP 20MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 2048 x 1536
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP 20.5MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
7
BEST
6.9
Minimum Aperture
3.6 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm
BEST
240mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 4.3 - 43
Extra / Smart Zoom
24x
BEST
20x
Lens Structure
9/7 9/7
Combined Zoom
48x
BEST
40x
Aspheric Element
3
BEST
1

Focusing

Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 AI
 AI Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m 0.01m
Auto Focus Point
1 9
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
Maximum ISO Speed
1,600 1,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1 - 2
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.5 - 4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
 PCM
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
Shooting Mode
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 138g
Height
57.6mm 56.8mm
BEST
Depth
22.6mm
BEST
23.6mm
Width
99.6mm 95.3mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
141g 138g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
NB-11L/ NB-11LH NB-11L / NB-11LH
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots
BEST
190 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data CameraWindow DC,Map Utility,Image Transfer Utility
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 AV
BEST
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Feedback