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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX170 is Digital Camera

16MP 16x CCD Aug 2013
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
Super easy, Canon quality 16x superzoom. Get 16x closer and shoot detailed 16 Megapixel photos and HD movies with ease using the compact, family-friendly PowerShot SX170 IS. Intelligent IS... More
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33 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 60 owner reviews this compact camera camera has an average owner rating of 80%.

Reasonably Priced

Several Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS reckoned that it was good value for money. Alan S said in his review on Amazon “Great camera for the money”. G. H. Sharp said in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS on Amazon “Unbeatable for its price”. Jon said on Amazon “Great Value” in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS.

One Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owner who bought this digital camera mentioned that it was cheap. Expert website Cnet.com said in their Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review “Like inexpensive compacts with manual controls”. One customer thought it was a bargain for the price. Some Guy said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Good Cheap Camera”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A number of Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Akindamola said “Good product, great picture”. Linda Jones rated this digital camera as excellent and she wrote “Excellent zoom and very clear pictures” in her review. Three years ago expert website Cnet.com mentioned “The 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo” in their review nonetheless they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Two Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS was announced in August 2013 and has a 16 megapixel sensor and 16x optical zoom, all in a pocketable body”. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “It features a 16 megapixel sensor, 16x 28-448mm image stabilised optical zoom, manual modes for controlling shutter-speed”.

One Canon PowerShot SX170 IS reviewer reckoned that it was good in low light. G. H. Sharp gave the product an excellent review score and said in their review “Really good results even in low light!”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was easy to use. Dr. Margaret Webster said on Amazon “Good results and easy to use”. Dr. Margaret Webster also wrote “Like this camera because it is so easy to use and always gives good results”. Jon rated it as excellent and he said “I was quite happy using the camera on my HTC 1S until I started taking long distant photographs”.

Several people concluded that the product was easy to use the menus. Jon said “The ability to easily adjust white balance settings means that your photos will always be the right colour” and rated it 5 stars. Three years ago Mr. Lewis J. Young scored the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Brilliant little camera, similar software to it's larger brothers, very easy to use, menu easy to work around take spot on pics a lot of camera for your money”.

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Good Size

Several Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS considered that it was compact. Jon gave this digital camera an excellent review score and he wrote in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS on Amazon “I think that this is a great camera for anyone that wants a little more than a compact”. R Green wrote “I needed something small and compact perfect for the price”. Photographyblog.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is an affordable high-zoom digital compact camera” in their Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review.

One Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owner mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. The Walker wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS “Did not want to carry the heavy camera.I should have stuck with the mobile phone”.

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Good Support

Several customers who bought the product thought it had good technical guidance. Catriona Farrugia wrote two years ago “NO instruction book, can you believe in 2014” in their review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS nonetheless they only rated it 60 out of 100. Jon wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The manual settings are easy to get used to” and rated the product as excellent. Margaret wrote “Great little camera, still getting used to it, would be better if instructions were in a booklet”.

Good Quality Lens

Several people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Two years ago Some Guy wrote in their Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review on Amazon “Not a bad little camera within this price range with a good amount of Optical Zoom and Megapixals and it is very easy to use” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of this digital camera “Billed as a mid-range super zoom compact”.

Good Brand

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good reviews as do all cameras built by Canon.

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Good Product Quality

Several Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owners who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. Two years ago Mr Lance Fox gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS “The camera is good quality as I would expect from Canon”.

Nice Design

One Canon PowerShot SX170 IS reviewer considered that it was smooth. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert website Imaging Resource.com “Intelligent IS system in the SX170 to provide smooth and sharp images -- both still” in their Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review.

Good Battery Life

One person said that the product had a good battery life. Catriona Farrugia wrote “After 5 mins of charge the battery icon is fully charged” in their review.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this type and age. 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.

Other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung ST90, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77, or the GE J1250.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the larger screen sizes amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The screen sizes of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX170 IS range from 1" to 4.8", and the average screen size is 2.8".

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-WX300, the Samsung WB690, and the Canon IXUS 255 HS which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a larger screen size then you might want to consider the Coolpix P520 (3.2"), or the Coolpix S800c (£269.99) (3.5") both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77 (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TS5, and the Lumix DMC-TZ30 both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-W810 (£78.99) (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS the optical zooms range from 2.7x to 63x, and the average optical zoom is 9.6x. With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other 16x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX10, and the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Casio Exilim EX-ZR700 (18x), the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS (£99.00) (18x), or the Samsung WB150 (18x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PowerShot SX170 IS has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix X10, the GE J1250, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX170 IS, the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix X10, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.01m to 30m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.27m. When compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PowerShot SX170 IS, the closest focusing distance of the PowerShot SX170 IS of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest.

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Has Six Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the PowerShot SX170 IS is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the PowerShot SX170 IS. The photo effects "Neutral", "Positive film", "Sepia", "Skin tones" and "Vivid" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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4608 X 3072 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a 4608 x 3072 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 1832, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 360, 3264 x 2176, 1600 x 1064, 640 x 424, 3456 x 3456 and 2448 x 2448 and 1200 x 1200. The best still image resolution of all digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS is 5152 x 3864 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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440 Shots Per Battery Charge

The PowerShot SX170 IS is a camera that takes 440 shots shots per battery charge.

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Quite Long Maximum Focal Length

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS have maximum focal lengths of between 0.28mm and 1,800mm, and the average maximum focal length is 250mm. With a maximum focal length of 448 millimeters, the PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the longer maximum focal lengths amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the PowerShot SX170 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently found image editing mode is Resizing, but this image editing mode is not found on this camera. The image editing modes Rotating are also found on this Canon camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PowerShot SX170 IS is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported audio format is WAV, but this audio format is not supported by this Canon camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Big Combined Zoom

The average combined zoom of cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 50x, and the combined zoom range from 3x to 1,600x. The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the bigger combined zoom (64 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of compact camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS range from 0.0005s to 250s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 14s. The PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the longer maximum camera shutter speeds (15 seconds) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). 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). The best video resolution of all digital cameras that have been around for more than two years is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The PowerShot SX170 IS has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Canon digital camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX170 IS. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Features Three Light Metering Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features a Centre-weighted light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The light metering modes "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" and "Spot" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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TFT Display

The PowerShot SX170 IS has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS ranges from LCD (worst) to OLED (best).

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.0005 seconds) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average flash sync-speed of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS is 0.72s.

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22 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Ten experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Ephotozine and PC Mag have rated this compact camera camera on average 62 out of 100. That puts this Canon digital camera in the bottom 16% of all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age.

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon PowerShot SX170 IS owner considered that it was not noisy. Pcmag.com scored the product 3 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “Images are noisy and the camera is a slow performer”.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The PowerShot SX170 IS does not support video recording, unlike most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the FinePix X10, or the FinePix JX550 both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The PowerShot SX170 IS does not support Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Coolpix S9500, or the Coolpix S9400 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix X10 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Fujifilm FinePix Z1000, the Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC110, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX170 IS are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot A3300 IS, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, or the Nikon Coolpix S9500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX170 IS do not have a GPS. The PowerShot SX170 IS is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a GPS and we think the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 (£276.00), the Canon IXUS 140, or the Sony DSC-HX400V (£282.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS, the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 228 grams, the PowerShot SX170 IS is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Cameras that are a similar age to the PowerShot SX170 IS have weights of between 20g and 710g.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Digital cameras of this age and spec have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The PowerShot SX170 IS has a fairly small digital zoom (only 4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the EX2F, or the WB850F both from Samsung or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR20.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the G3WP (4.5x and higher rated), or the G5WP (£49.99) (4.5x and higher rated) both from GE or the Samsung WB31F (5x and higher rated).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The PowerShot SX170 IS has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the PowerShot SX170 IS is more than most compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 26,000. The PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the lower maximum ISO speeds (only 1,600) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is a one aspheric element camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the PowerShot SX170 IS has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PowerShot SX170 IS. Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX170 IS have display resolutions of between 230 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Has Seven White Balance Modes

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a greater number of white balance modes than most compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The PowerShot SX170 IS has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by compact camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Thick

With a depth of 43 millimeters, the PowerShot SX170 IS is one of the thicker compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the PowerShot SX170 IS amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. Digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PowerShot SX170 IS have depths of between 4mm and 2,200mm.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

With a minimum ISO speed of 100, the PowerShot SX170 IS has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have minimum ISO speed of between 10 and 1,600.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The minimum focal lengths of compact camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 5mm to 120mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of 3.5, the PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The minimum apertures of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the PowerShot SX170 IS range from 1.3 to 6.6.

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Very Long Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.0005s, the longest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 6s. The PowerShot SX170 IS has one of the longest flash recharging times (15 seconds) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Canon released the PowerShot SX170 IS.

Average Megapixel Count

The PowerShot SX170 IS has a pretty typical megapixel count (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PowerShot SX170 IS.

We compared this camera to all the other 16MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot A4000, and the PowerShot SX160 IS both from Canon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770 (£228.00) is also worth considering.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might also want to consider the Coolpix L27 (£68.00) (16.1MP), the Coolpix P510 (£293.00) (16.1MP), or the Coolpix L320 (£177.74) (16.1MP) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
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
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus Point
Manual Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Range
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD 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
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
DC-In Jack
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Orientation Sensor
Custom Colour
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Quick Start Guide
Carrying Case
Included Wrist Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(14)
31 January 2014

Canon also incorporated its High-Speed AF and Intelligent IS system in the SX170 to provide smooth and sharp images -- both still and moving -- via six stabilization modes. The company claims the... Read more…

16 January 2014

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS delivers a 16x zoom range at a low price, but images are noisy and the camera is a slow performer...

14 January 2014

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS delivers a 16x zoom range at a low price, but images are noisy and the camera is a slow performer...

21 November 2013

If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS...

20 November 2013

If you hate AA batteries, but like inexpensive compacts with manual controls, the 16x zoom Canon PowerShot SX170 IS takes a good photo. Otherwise, seek out its predecessor, the SX160 IS...

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers meta 8410b001, meta 8676b001, canon sx170kb1, canon 8676b001, canon 8410b001
Barcodes 00013803229042, 00013803229110, 00138032290424, 00138032291100, 00616348037969, 00714574610030, 00813789500032, 08714574610030, 08714574610115, 08714574611235, 08714574611273

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User Reviews Are Marginally Better
Five Aspheric Elements
Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better
11.4x Smaller Optical Zoom
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length

DSC-WX350 vs PowerShot SX170 IS

Sony DSC-WX350 vs Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Sony DSC-WX350 Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
£ 159.00
Portablegear.nl Review is Significantly Better
PhotographyBlog.com Review is Significantly Better
Significantly Bigger Digital Zoom
11,200 Higher Maximum ISO Speed
Shorter Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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