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Canon IXUS 170 vs Canon Ixus 180

Canon IXUS 170 vs Canon Ixus 180

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Canon IXUS 170
Canon Ixus 180

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Reasons For

5 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 number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum aperture number of 7, however the Canon Ixus 180 is only a 6.9 maximum aperture digital camera (0.1 bigger).
60mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 60mm longer than the Canon Ixus 180 (240mm).
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.
Ten more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a digital camera that takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon Ixus 180 only takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

6 Reasons For
Smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Canon Ixus 180 is 3 minimum aperture, but the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.6 larger).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon Ixus 180 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (24mm).
GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon Ixus 180 has a GPS (satellite), however the Canon IXUS 170 does not. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Cheaper by £33
The Canon Ixus 180 costs £100.00, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is £133.09.
15 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

7 Reasons Against
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 3.6 minimum aperture. That's 0.6 larger than the Canon Ixus 180 (3).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 25mm minimum focal length, but the Canon Ixus 180 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Does not have a GPS (satellite) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite), but the Canon Ixus 180 does. Read more

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

£33 more expensive
The Canon IXUS 170 is more expensive than the Canon Ixus 180 by £33.09.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Canon IXUS 170, however 16 sellers 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.
One year older
The Canon IXUS 170 is older than the Canon Ixus 180 by one year.
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).
4 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 number Edit
The Canon Ixus 180 has a maximum aperture number of 6.9. That's 0.1 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (6.9).
60mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon Ixus 180 is a 240mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (60mm longer).
Only 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon Ixus 180 is a digital camera that takes 190.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Date Released

28 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP 20MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
Total Megapixels
20.5MP 20.5MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Body
 Body
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 Number
7
BEST
6.9
Minimum Aperture Number
3.6 3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm
BEST
240mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 54 3 - 6.9
Extra/Smart Zoom
24x
BEST
20x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 9/7
Combined Zoom
48x
BEST
40x
Aspheric Element
3
BEST
1

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m 0.01m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 9
BEST
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 1,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1 - 2
Flash Range (wide)
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
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%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
BEST
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Shooting Modes
 Scene
 Movie
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Grey
 Vivid
 Grey
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Image Editing
 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
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN
 Multi
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 HEB
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 HIN

Weight & Dimensions

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

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
NB-11L/ NB-11LH NB-11LH
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots
BEST
190 shots
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 AV
BEST
 AV
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

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
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