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Canon IXUS 170

£133.09
A highly rated and good value for money compact digital camera
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon IXUS 170 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Canon IXUS 170 number 35 across all digital cameras.
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Overall Score
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Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 53 reviews. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good lens quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Very low ISO sensitivity (max)
Very low display resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the IXUS 170 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is good for wildlife photography, ranking number 90 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also average for portrait photography, ranking number 67 in portrait photography cameras as well being mediocre for landscape photography, ranking number 82 in landscape photography cameras.
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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

Canon IXUS 170 size in context

Canon IXUS 170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Digital camera expert review site dkamera.de scored this camera 80 out of 100.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, IXUS 170 owners rated this digital camera 90 out of 100. 31 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report it is Easy to Use

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 35,686 owner and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers said that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two people considered that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three people said in their reviews that it was compact.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Five owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

11 owners who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £133.09 it is cheaper than 81% of cameras.


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 digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The IXUS 170's sensor megapixels of 20MP is in the highest 22% 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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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the IXUS 170 of 12x is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The ISO sensitivity (max) of the IXUS 170 of only 1,600 is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Canon IXUS 170 of 3.6 is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The IXUS 170 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Canon IXUS 170 of 141g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon IXUS 170 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The IXUS 170's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is fairly low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Only Three Aspherical Lenses

The IXUS 170 has more aspherical lenses than most of the digital cameras. This camera is a three aspherical lens camera compared to most of the cameras which only have one aspherical lens.

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Has a Self-Timer

The IXUS 170 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon IXUS 170 supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 170 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this Canon digital camera supports still image resolutions of 5152 x 2896 pixels, 3648 x 2736 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The IXUS 170 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of digital cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The IXUS 170's display diagonal of only 2.7" is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 15% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The IXUS 170 has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which 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.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Canon IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The IXUS 170 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Canon IXUS 170 of only 0.01m is fairly small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 6% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The IXUS 170's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Canon IXUS 170 of 7 is in the largest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Canon digital camera was released in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0128c001
Barcodes 04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

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