Close

Loading image...
Canon IXUS 170
22 Images

Canon IXUS 170 Digital Camera

20MP 12x CCD Mar 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Brilliant Shots Fashionably Small Camera Small and stylish enough to take anywhere, the flexible 20 Megapixel IXUS 170 with 12x optical zoom ensures brilliant results every time. Just point and... More
Prices will go up £12
within 2 weeks. 72% confidence. Chart
Get Price Alerts
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
ProTechShop
£115.98
Out of stock
Go to Store
ComWales
£116.23
Delivery unknown
In stock
Go to Store
Electronics & Gadgets Direct
£133.09
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
Report an incorrect price Found it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

32 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Camera expert review website dkamera.de scored this camera 80%. That puts this Canon camera in the bottom 83% of all the cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 52 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is 90 out of 100. Owners think this camera is one of the better digital cameras of this age and type.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who reviewed the Canon IXUS 170 agreed that it was able to produce good images. Darren said on Amazon “It takes great pics and video, fits in my pocket” in his review of this digital camera. Darren also mentioned “Excellent clear still photos”. Gazza said last year “Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible” and rated it as excellent.

One Canon IXUS 170 owner reckoned that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Mr. G. Speechley mentioned in their Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon “It will store over 2500 images at the full 20MP resolution and it even takes HD movies”.

Read more Less

Easy to Use

Ten Canon IXUS 170 owners wrote that the product was easy to use. This year Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “Easy to use and great picture quality” and scored it very highly. Geoffrey Stone mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon last year “Very pleased nice and compact easy to use”. Grant Golding mentioned on Amazon “Excellent quality! Very easy to use!”.

Good Quality Lens

Three Canon IXUS 170 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Mr. G. Speechley said “Then it becomes a simple point, zoom and shoot camera” in their Canon IXUS 170 review. N. Kemp rated the product as very good and said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazing zoom capability”.

One customer said that the Canon IXUS 170 had a good lens. This year Jeff N.b wrote in his Canon IXUS 170 review “The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera”.

Read more Less

Reasonably Priced

Four Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who bought the Canon IXUS 170 mentioned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “And good price” . Paul Lynch mentioned in his review in December last year “Great camera for the price”. Rosina L said last year “Super simple camera at good price”.

Some customers who purchased the Canon IXUS 170 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Yeeehahhhh mentioned this year “Feels very cheap” but even so they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Read more Less

Good Size

Some Canon IXUS 170 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 170 “Great little compact camera”. Littleplum wrote on Amazon “Canon Compact 20MP HD camera”.

Nice Design

Some Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good looking. Deborah Bell said on Amazon “Had some pretty good pictures so far”. M. C. Seale mentioned “On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte.” in their review nonetheless they only rated the Canon IXUS 170 40 out of 100.

One Canon IXUS 170 owner concluded that the product was neat. Last year Graham gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Canon IXUS 170 “Nice and neat”.

Read more Less

Canon Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 19,570 owner and expert reviews for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has good ratings. We also found that Canon has good ratings specifically within its compact camera digital cameras range.

Chart

Good Video Capture

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Paul Lynch mentioned in his Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon “Auto-function feature is very helpful and the video button makes filming incredibly easy”.

Good Support

A few Canon IXUS 170 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Jeff N.b said on Amazon in December “There is a good Quick Start Guide” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Jeff N.b also said “For the best results download the full manual from the Canon website”.

Robust

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. This month Lexi wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, robust, easy to use, perfect for small fingers - bought this for my 10 yr old”.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that the product had good features. Mr. G. Speechley wrote on Amazon “It has plenty of further features for the competant amateur to play with with special effects etc” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One person reckoned that this digital camera was wifi compatible. In December last year A. Lowe said “No cable to link to pc, hope it is wireless!”.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Chart Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 170 which do not have a built-in flash, the IXUS 170 has a built-in flash.

Chart Edit

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabiliser.

Chart Edit

SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Chart Edit

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the IXUS 170 has a quite small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170. The closest focusing distances of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 0.01m to 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.095m.

Chart Edit

Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon IXUS 170 has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 170. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

Chart Edit

Supports One Audio Format

The IXUS 170 has a greater number of audio formats than most compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

Chart Edit

Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the IXUS 170 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 170. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

Chart Edit

Very Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 170 the maximum battery lives range from 2.6h to 5h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.9h. When compared to other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 170, the maximum battery life of the Canon IXUS 170 of 5 hours is one of the longest.

Chart Edit

Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 7, the IXUS 170 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 170. Compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 have maximum apertures of between 2.7 and 17, and the average maximum aperture is 6.8.

Chart Edit

5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best image resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 170.

The worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

Read more Less Chart Edit

± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

Chart Edit

Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the IXUS 170 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 170. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

Chart Edit

Supports One Image Format

The IXUS 170 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Canon camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 170.

Chart Edit

Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the flash sync-speeds range from 0.0005s to 1s, and the average flash sync-speed is 0.5s. The IXUS 170 has a quite short flash sync-speed (only 0.0005 seconds) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago.

Chart Edit

Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

Chart Edit

Short

The heights of cameras of this age and type range from 34mm to 96mm, and the average height is 61mm. With a height of only 57.6 millimeters, the Canon IXUS 170 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 170.

Chart Edit

12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was not noisy. M. C. Seale wrote on Amazon “The noisy was really noticeable in the dark areas, I guess trying to squeeze 20m pixels onto a small sensor is to blame”.

Poor Product Quality

Some people who reviewed it thought it was not good quality. Last year M. C. Seale mentioned on Amazon “Really disappointing image quality”. M. C. Seale also mentioned “The camera is really let down by poor image quality”. In the same month Tracheotomy Bob said “I'll need to get a memory card before I can actually review the image quality which is rather frustrating” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 170, the Canon IXUS 170 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Canon IXUS 170 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170 also do not support Full HD video.

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a GPS

The IXUS 170 does not have a GPS. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS.

Chart Edit

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year do not support video recording. The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

Chart Edit

Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Chart Edit

Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 170 are not 3D compatible. The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Chart Edit

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. This Canon camera also have still image resolutions of 4:3 - (L) 5152 x 3864, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536 and (S) 640 x 480 and (W) 5152 x 2896. Across all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

Chart Edit

Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 170 take between 185 and 399 shots per battery charge, including the IXUS 170 which takes 200 shots per battery charge.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

At 100, the IXUS 170 has a quite big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 170. The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 is 80, the biggest is 130, and the average minimum ISO speed is 93.

Chart Edit

Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The IXUS 170 has one of the larger minimum apertures (3.6) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the IXUS 170 have minimum apertures of between 1.7 and 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1.

Chart Edit

6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 170

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the Canon IXUS 170 has a relatively average megapixel count compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Chart Edit

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 170 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 170.

Chart Edit

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the IXUS 170.

Chart Edit

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the IXUS 170 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Chart Edit

Average Weight

With a weight of 141 grams, the IXUS 170 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Chart Edit

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Direct Printing
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Networking
Certificates
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Special Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
7 April 2015

Der Bildwandler der Canon IXUS 170 (Datenblatt) bietet 19,9 Megapixel und damit vier Megapixel mehr als das Vorgängermodell Canon IXUS 155 (Testbericht). Die Größe des CCD-Sensors ist mit 1/2,3...

12fachZoom 25300mm KB) trotz kompaktem Kameragehuse
Mit 25mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kleine 2 3cm dnn) und leichte 140g mit Akku und Speicherkarte) Digitalkamera
Das Kameragehuse ist akzeptabel verarbeitet
Relativ groe Tasten
Die Bildqualitt ist unterdurchschnittlich (Leichtes Rauschen bereits ab ISO 100 sichtbar)
Mit 0 7 Bildern pro Sekunde sehr langsame Serienbildgeschwindigkeit
Das Display ist mit 230.000 Subpixel viel zu schwach aufgelst, zudem kleine Einblickwinkel
D

User Reviews

(45)
Reviewed 29 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to work with it.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great little compact camera...

(Verified Purchase)

Small and easy to use need to get used it more wish there was a more informative instruction book with it as it is not always pratical to go on line.

Reviewed 3 May 2016 by Mr Michael H Atkinson
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little camera. In my eighties now I didn't find my was easily through the systems, and the on-disc instructions were difficult to manipulate.

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by MR G.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good little camera...

« Prev 1 of 9 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0128c001, canon 0131c001
Barcodes 04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

Save Money with These Great Digital Camera Vouchers & Offers

£30 Off
Voucher
£30 Off a £300+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
20% Off
Voucher
20% Off over £80
Valid until 31 Dec 16
15% Off
Voucher
15% Off for new customers
Valid 17 Mar 16 - 17 Mar 17
8% Off
Voucher
GearBest Consumer Electronics Coupon_ 8% OFF
Valid 6 Aug 16 - 31 Dec 16

See How Other Digital Cameras Compare to the Canon IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Canon IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot G5 X vs Canon IXUS 170
Canon PowerShot G5 X Canon IXUS 170
£ 684.05 £116.23
Vastly Better Dkamera.de Review
Vastly Smaller Minimum Aperture
Thirty More Auto Focus Points
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
2x Smaller Combined Zoom
15.6x Smaller Extra / Smart Zoom

PowerShot SX540 HS vs IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS vs Canon IXUS 170
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Canon IXUS 170
£ 271.40 £116.23
Higher Video Resolution
Twice the Video Resolution
Twice As Good Display
Better Focus Adjustment
Longer Flash Sync-Speed
Worse Sensor Type

Canon PowerShot G7 vs Canon IXUS 170

Canon PowerShot G7 vs Canon IXUS 170
Canon PowerShot G7 Canon IXUS 170
£ 342.99 £116.23
1.8 Smaller Minimum Aperture
Thirty More Auto Focus Points
Vastly Longer Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
User Reviews Are Slightly Better
2x Smaller Combined Zoom
Shorter Maximum Focal Length
Feedback