Canon IXUS 170 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

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Canon IXUS 170
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20MP digital camera. That's 4MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 20.5MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (16.6MP).
12mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum focal length of 300mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only a 288mm maximum focal length digital camera (12mm shorter).
Lighter Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a weight of 141g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 163g digital camera (22g heavier). 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.

4% shorter Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 57.6mm tall. That's 2.3mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (59.9mm).
32% thinner Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 22.6mm deep digital camera. That's 7.2mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (29.8mm).
Cheaper by £5
The Canon IXUS 170 costs £4.77 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.
Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% based on 1 review, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 63% (based on 8 reviews).
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% based on 45 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 78% (based on 9 reviews).
8 Reasons For
58% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 16.3 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9.3 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (16.3).
0.5 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a minimum aperture of 3.1, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
5% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (24mm).
One more aspheric element Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has four aspheric elements, however the Canon IXUS 170 only has three aspheric elements.
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 45s longer than the Canon IXUS 170 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (460,000 pixels).
1% narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 99mm wide. That's 0.59999999999999mm narrower than the Canon IXUS 170 (99mm).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 7 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9.3 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (16.3).
14% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum aperture of 3.6, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (24mm).
One less aspheric element Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Canon IXUS 170 is three, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 only has four aspheric elements.
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 15s maximum shutter speed. That's 45s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (60s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (460,000 pixels).
Wider Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 99.6mm wide digital camera. That's 0.59999999999999mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (99mm).
Less retailers
The Canon IXUS 170 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is stocked by 4 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by five months
The Canon IXUS 170 is five months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4MP lower than the Canon IXUS 170 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

24% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 16.6MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP less than the Canon IXUS 170 (16.6MP).
A bit shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a maximum focal length of 288mm, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (12mm longer).
14% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a weight of 163g, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 141g digital camera (22g lighter). 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.

Taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a height of 59.9mm. That's 2.3mm taller than the Canon IXUS 170 (59.9mm).
Thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is 29.8mm deep. That's 7.2mm thicker than the Canon IXUS 170 (29.8mm).
More expensive by £5
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is £4.77 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 170.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only 63%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% (based on 1 review).
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only 78%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20MP
BEST
16MP
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
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2048 x 1536
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
20.5MP
BEST
16.6MP
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
 4:3
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
7 16.3
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.6 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
300mm
BEST
288mm
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
4.5 - 54 4.3 - 51.6
Extra / Smart Zoom
24x 24x
Lens Structure
9/7 8/8
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 4
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto 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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03 - ∞ / 1.5 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
Tele Flash Range
1 - 2 1.5 - 2.6
Flash Range
0.5 - 4 0.6 - 5.2
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 M-JPEG
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
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 80MB
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

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
 HDMI port
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
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Normal
 Slideshow
 Normal
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
141g
BEST
163g
Height
57.6mm
BEST
59.9mm
Depth
22.6mm
BEST
29.8mm
Width
99.6mm 99mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
141g
BEST
177g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
NB-11L/ NB-11LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 690mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
200 shots 200 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

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

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 AV
 USB
 AV
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity

Certificates

Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data DMW-PHS14XEK, DMW-BCL7E
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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