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Canon IXUS 170

Canon IXUS 170
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A fully featured and excellently reviewed compact digital camera
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Mar 2015
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Canon IXUS 170 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon IXUS 170 number 537 across all digital cameras.
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Reviews
53 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 53 reviews. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is fairly priced and good lens quality.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
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 shoot to capture sharp, detailed images far and wide
Benefits - stylish, pocketable and easy-to-use IXUS
Get closer to all your best moments, far and wide, with 12x zoom
Capture stunning detail with 20 MP
Beautiful shots with point and shoot ease using smart auto
Sharp photos and steady movies with intelligent IS

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

87
Portrait Photography
Excellent
43
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
47
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
39
Sports Photography
Mediocre
50
Wildlife Photography
Mediocre

Canon IXUS 170 Video Reviews

How Big is the Canon IXUS 170?

The Canon IXUS 170 is 99.6mm wide and 57.6mm tall. It is 22.6mm deep and weighs 141g.

Canon IXUS 170 front dimensions
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Canon IXUS 170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site dkamera.de scored this Canon camera 80%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this camera on average 90%. 31 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people agreed that it was easy to use.

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 43,667 expert and user reviews (including 8,978 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good zoom.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who bought it thought it was good looking.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Three people reckoned that the product was compact.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Five owners said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

11 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 170 was able to produce good images.

Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since March 2015.

Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the IXUS 170 is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the IXUS 170 of 20MP is higher than 78% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The IXUS 170's optical zoom of 12x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Cameras resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 3840 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Canon IXUS 170 of only 1,600 is in the lowest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the IXUS 170 of 3.6 is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The IXUS 170 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Very Light

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The IXUS 170's weight of only 141g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 29% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon IXUS 170 of only 7 is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 21% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the IXUS 170 of 4x is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon IXUS 170 is 5152 x 3864. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The IXUS 170 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The IXUS 170 has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Only 200 Battery Life

The Canon IXUS 170 is a camera that takes 200 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Canon IXUS 170's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 20% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of cameras range from 1" to 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most other digital cameras, the IXUS 170 does not support Full HD video. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Direct Printing

The IXUS 170 supports direct printing. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Canon IXUS 170's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 84% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon IXUS 170 features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The image sensor size of the IXUS 170 of 0.435" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon IXUS 170 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The IXUS 170 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth keeping in mind that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

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