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Canon IXUS 170 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

Canon IXUS 170 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Canon IXUS 170
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
7.9MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a megapixel of 20MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (7.9MP lower). 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.

0.6 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 7 maximum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only a 6.4 maximum aperture digital camera (0.6 bigger).
54% lighter Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 141g digital camera. That's 76g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (217g). 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.

£211 cheaper
The Canon IXUS 170 is £210.90 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70.
10 Reasons For
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 18x bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (30x). 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.

0.3 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3.3 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 larger).
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 720mm, however the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (420mm shorter).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Canon IXUS 170 (24mm).
Twelve more aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has 15.00 aspheric elements, however the Canon IXUS 170 only has three aspheric elements.
Larger display diagonal Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 3" screen. That's 0.3" larger than the Canon IXUS 170 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

78% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (1,040,000 pixels).
300.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 takes 300.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however 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.

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.
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 167 user reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% (based on 45 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera (18x 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.

Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.3 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3.3).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 300mm. That's 420mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (720mm).
1mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 2.7" screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.3" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (810,000 pixels higher).
One hundred less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 only takes 300.00 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the Canon IXUS 170, but 2 shops sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is 91% (based on 167 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
66% lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is a 12.1MP digital camera. That's 7.9MP lower than the Canon IXUS 170 (12.1MP). 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.

10% bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is only 6.4 maximum aperture. That's 0.6 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (6.4).
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 has a weight of 217g, however the Canon IXUS 170 is a 141g digital camera (76g 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.

More expensive by £211
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 is £210.90 more expensive than the Canon IXUS 170.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 3840 x 2160
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2448 x 2448
 2560 x 1920
 2560 x 1712
 1920 x 1920
 2560 x 1440
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
12.8MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
7
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
3.6 3.3
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm 720mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 54 4.3 - 129
Extra/Smart Zoom
24x 58.6x
BEST
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 12/9
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 15
BEST

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 320
 640
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
1,600 6,400
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s 60s
BEST
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 Range (tele)
1 - 2 2 - 3.3
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.6 - 6.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 50fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

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
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 86MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.59x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Incandescent
 Shade
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Auto
 Scene
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Crop
 Resizing
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
141g
BEST
217g
Height
57.6mm 64.6mm
Depth
22.6mm 34.4mm
Width
99.6mm 110.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
141g
BEST
243g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
NB-11L/ NB-11LH Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 300 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6PE, LoiLoScope, Adobe Reader
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 AV
 USB
 AV
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

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

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 4+
 DIGIC 4+
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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