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Canon IXUS 170 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10

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

6 Reasons For
4MP higher megapixel 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.

0.7 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 7 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 0.7 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (6.3).
12mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is 300mm maximum focal length, 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.

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).
7 Reasons For
0.5 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is a 3.6 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 larger).
5% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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.
Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a vari-angle LCD display, but the Canon IXUS 170 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
50% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,000 pixels. That's 230,000 pixels higher than the Canon IXUS 170 (460,000 pixels).
Cheaper by £11
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is £10.91 cheaper than the Canon IXUS 170.
7 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

6 Reasons Against
14% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum aperture number of 3.6, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is a 3.1 minimum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Canon IXUS 170 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (24mm).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon IXUS 170 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 (460,000 pixels).
More expensive by £11
The Canon IXUS 170 is £10.91 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.
Less retailers
The Canon IXUS 170 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is stocked by 8 stores. 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 over one year
The Canon IXUS 170 is 16 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10.
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 is only 6.3 maximum aperture. That's 0.7 bigger than the Canon IXUS 170 (6.3).
A bit shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 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.

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

28 months Ago 12 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
20MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 640 x 480
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1536 x 1536
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
BEST
 5152 x 3864
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Total Megapixels
20.5MP
BEST
16.6MP
Supported Aspect Ratios
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
7
BEST
6.3
Minimum Aperture Number
3.6 3.1
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm
BEST
288mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.5 - 54 4.3 - 51.6
Extra/Smart Zoom
24x 24x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
9/7 8/8
Combined Zoom
48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
3 4
BEST
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 8

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
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - ∞
Auto Focus (AF) Points
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.03m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 640
 6400
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 400
 800
 1600
 64
 640
 6400
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
8s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
Flash Range (tele)
1 - 2 1.5 - 2.6
Flash Range (wide)
0.5 - 4 0.6 - 5.2
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
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 80MB
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
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)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Manual
 Shade
 Fluorescent L
Photo Effects
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Calendar
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
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Pet
 Food
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

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

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 690mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
200 shots 200 shots
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

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
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

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(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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