Canon IXUS 170 vs Canon IXUS 175

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Canon IXUS 170
Canon IXUS 175

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has an optical zoom of 12x, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is only an 8x optical zoom digital camera (4x 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.

Slightly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum aperture of 7, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 76mm longer than the Canon IXUS 175 (224mm).
12% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum focal length of 25mm, however the Canon IXUS 175 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
34% bigger extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 24x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 8x bigger than the Canon IXUS 175 (16x).
A lot bigger combined zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a combined zoom of 48x, but the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 32x combined zoom digital camera (16x smaller).
Three aspheric elements Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Canon IXUS 170 is three, but the Canon IXUS 175 only has one aspheric element.
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Canon IXUS 175 is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps lower).
User reviews are a little better
The Canon IXUS 170 has an average user review score of 90% based on 45 reviews, however the Canon IXUS 175 has an average rating of 88% (based on 15 reviews).
9 Reasons For
13% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (3.2).
Eight more auto focus points Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a nine auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 only has one auto focus point.
Lighter Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 126g digital camera. That's 15g lighter than the Canon IXUS 170 (126g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3.3mm shorter Edit
Canon IXUS 175 is 54.3mm tall, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 57.6mm tall digital camera (3.3mm taller).
0.5mm thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 22.1mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 22.6mm deep digital camera (0.5mm thicker).
A bit narrower Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 95.2mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 99.6mm wide digital camera (4.4mm wider).
Twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon IXUS 175 is 220.00, but 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.

£81 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 175 costs £81.23 less than the Canon IXUS 170.
Available from 47 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
12% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Canon IXUS 175 (3.2).
Eight less auto focus points Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a one auto focus point digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 only has nine auto focus points.
Heavier Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 141g digital camera. That's 15g heavier than the Canon IXUS 175 (126g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

3.3mm taller Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 57.6mm tall, but the Canon IXUS 175 is a 54.3mm tall digital camera (3.3mm shorter).
0.5mm thicker Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 22.6mm deep digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is a 22.1mm deep digital camera (0.5mm thinner).
A bit wider Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 99.6mm wide digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 175 is a 95.2mm wide digital camera (4.4mm narrower).
Twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon IXUS 170 is 200.00, but the Canon IXUS 175 only takes 220.00 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.

£81 more expensive
The Canon IXUS 170 is more expensive than the Canon IXUS 175 by £81.23.
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Canon IXUS 170, whereas 50 sellers sell the Canon IXUS 175. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Canon IXUS 170 is older than the Canon IXUS 175 by 14 months.
9 Reasons Against
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has an optical zoom of 8x, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 12x optical zoom digital camera (4x bigger). 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.

Slightly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a maximum aperture of 6.9, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 7 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 224mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 76mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (224mm).
11% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm shorter).
50% smaller extra / smart zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 is a 16x extra / smart zoom digital camera. That's 8x smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (16x).
A lot smaller combined zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a combined zoom of 32x, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 48x combined zoom digital camera (16x bigger).
Only one aspheric element Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Canon IXUS 175 is one, but the Canon IXUS 170 only has three aspheric elements.
Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Canon IXUS 175 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fps, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
A little Lower user review Score
The Canon IXUS 175's average user rating is 88%, however the Canon IXUS 170's is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 9 months Ago

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
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP 20.5MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
BEST
 4:3
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
8x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
7
BEST
6.9
Minimum Aperture
3.6 3.2
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm
BEST
224mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 5 - 40
Extra / Smart Zoom
24x
BEST
16x
Lens Structure
9/7 8/7
Combined Zoom
48x
BEST
32x
Aspheric Element
3
BEST
1

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 AI
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 AI Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 multi point
 AI
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.3 - 1.5
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.5 - 3
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
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
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
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
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Auto
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Positive film
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 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
 Brightness adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Self-portrait
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
141g 126g
BEST
Height
57.6mm 54.3mm
BEST
Depth
22.6mm 22.1mm
BEST
Width
99.6mm 95.2mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
141g 126g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
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
Maximum Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 220 shots
BEST
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Canon SELPHY, CameraWindow DC
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
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

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
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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