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Canon IXUS 170 Digital Camera

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20MP 12x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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31 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Canon camera received a score of 80 out of 100 from digital camera expert review site dkamera.de. This puts this compact camera digital camera in the bottom 84% of all the cameras of a comparable spec and age when ranked by average expert review score.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this Canon camera is 90% based on 52 user reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Darren said “It takes great pics and video, fits in my pocket”. Darren also mentioned “Excellent clear still photos”. Gazza wrote two years ago “Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible”.

One customer who purchased it thought it had a good picture resolution. Mr. G. Speechley scored the Canon IXUS 170 5 stars and wrote in their review “It will store over 2500 images at the full 20MP resolution and it even takes HD movies”.

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Easy to Use

A number of Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in January last year “Easy to use and great picture quality” . Geoffrey Stone wrote “Very pleased nice and compact easy to use” in his review of the Canon IXUS 170. Grant Golding said in his Canon IXUS 170 review “Excellent quality! Very easy to use!” .

Good Quality Lens

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had a good zoom. Mr. G. Speechley said on Amazon “Then it becomes a simple point, zoom and shoot camera”. N. Kemp wrote on Amazon “Amazing zoom capability” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Canon IXUS 170 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Jeff N.b mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Canon IXUS 170 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “And good price” and gave the Canon IXUS 170 a very good rating. Paul Lynch gave it a rating of 4 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera two years ago “Great camera for the price”. Rosina L she mentioned in her Canon IXUS 170 review in the same month “Super simple camera at good price”.

A number of customers concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Yeeehahhhh wrote last year “Feels very cheap” however despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Good Size

A few Canon IXUS 170 owners who bought the Canon IXUS 170 agreed that it was compact. Amazon Customer said “Great little compact camera” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a very good rating. Littleplum mentioned “Canon Compact 20MP HD camera” .

Nice Design

A number of people who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Deborah Bell wrote “Had some pretty good pictures so far”. M. C. Seale wrote on Amazon “On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte.”.

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer thought this digital camera was neat. Graham wrote on Amazon “Nice and neat” in his review.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average ratings for its compact cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range compared to other manufacturers.

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Good Video Capture

Some Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. Paul Lynch said on Amazon “Auto-function feature is very helpful and the video button makes filming incredibly easy” and gave the Canon IXUS 170 a score of 4 stars.

Good Support

Two Canon IXUS 170 reviewers mentioned that the product had good technical guidance. Jeff N.b scored it 5 stars and he wrote in his review on Amazon “There is a good Quick Start Guide”. Jeff N.b also mentioned “For the best results download the full manual from the Canon website”.

Robust

One person who purchased it wrote that it was strong and durable. Lexi wrote in their Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon “Great little camera, robust, easy to use, perfect for small fingers - bought this for my 10 yr old” and gave the Canon IXUS 170 an excellent review.

Good Technical Features

One Canon IXUS 170 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good features. Two years ago Mr. G. Speechley scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It has plenty of further features for the competant amateur to play with with special effects etc” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer reckoned that it was wifi compatible. A. Lowe scored it very highly and said in their review on Amazon two years ago “No cable to link to pc, hope it is wireless!”.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.3MP and the highest is 46MP. With a megapixel of 20 megapixels, the IXUS 170 has one of the higher megapixels amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Canon camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price].

It is worth also looking at other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 the optical zooms range from 0.17x to 50x. The IXUS 170 has one of the bigger optical zooms (12 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 170, the IXUS 170 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price], or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] which has better reviews.

Other cameras which also have a built-in flash that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-TZ55[plb_2145740_price].

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The IXUS 170 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst compact cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.2m.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The IXUS 170 has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 3648 x 2736 and 048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896.

This digital camera's still image resolution (5152 x 3864) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 170.

A 640 x 360 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 170 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 20.5 megapixels, the IXUS 170's total megapixels is one of the most amongst compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170 the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 16MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and spec is 6.7. With a maximum aperture number of 7, the Canon IXUS 170 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 170.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Canon IXUS 170 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Canon digital camera). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). The video resolution of all digital cameras of this type and age ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The IXUS 170 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Continuous Auto Focus", "Servo Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Quite Short Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170 is 0.62s. When compared to other compact cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 that we have assessed, the IXUS 170's flash sync-speed of only 0.0005 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was not noisy. M. C. Seale scored it 2 stars and wrote on Amazon “The noisy was really noticeable in the dark areas, I guess trying to squeeze 20m pixels onto a small sensor is to blame”.

Poor Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that this digital camera was not good quality. M. C. Seale gave this digital camera a rating of 2 stars and wrote “Really disappointing image quality” in their review of this digital camera. M. C. Seale also said “The camera is really let down by poor image quality”. Tracheotomy Bob scored it 3 stars and wrote on Amazon “I'll need to get a memory card before I can actually review the image quality which is rather frustrating”.

Price Increase of £17.11

In the last 18 days the price of the IXUS 170 has increased by £17.11.

Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability. The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price]; or the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 170 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170 also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price], or the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Canon IXUS 170 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 170 also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Samsung WB350F[plb_2134241_price] or the Sony DSC-WX350[plb_2163795_price].

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Not 3D

The IXUS 170 is not 3D. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not have a GPS (satellite). The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 170 are not waterproof. The IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only One Auto Focus (AF) Points

The Canon IXUS 170 is a one auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon IXUS 170 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were released more than two years ago. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

At only 1,600, the IXUS 170 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The ISO sensitivity (max)s of compact cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170 range from 3 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the IXUS 170 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The IXUS 170 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the IXUS 170.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The smallest minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this age and type is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2. The IXUS 170 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.6) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 170.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 170

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 over two years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom cameras and we think the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 170 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 170.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 2.7" screen digital cameras and we think the Sony DSC-WX220[plb_2165839_price], and the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The IXUS 170 has a fairly average weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DSC-WX220[pl_2165839_price] (105g), or the DSC-WX350[pl_2163795_price] (137g) both from Sony or the Canon 150[plb_2176458_price] (130g) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
AV Output
USB Connector Type
HDMI
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max)
Orientation Sensor
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Image Processor
Self-Timer
Auto Focus

Expert Reviews

(1)
7 April 2015

Der Bildwandler der Canon IXUS 170 (Datenblatt) bietet 19,9 Megapixel und damit vier Megapixel mehr als das Vorgängermodell Canon IXUS 155 (Testbericht). Die Größe des CCD-Sensors ist mit 1/2,3...

12fachZoom 25300mm KB) trotz kompaktem Kameragehuse
Mit 25mm sehr brauchbarer Weitwinkelbereich
Sehr kleine 2 3cm dnn) und leichte 140g mit Akku und Speicherkarte) Digitalkamera
Das Kameragehuse ist akzeptabel verarbeitet
Relativ groe Tasten
Die Bildqualitt ist unterdurchschnittlich (Leichtes Rauschen bereits ab ISO 100 sichtbar)
Mit 0 7 Bildern pro Sekunde sehr langsame Serienbildgeschwindigkeit
Das Display ist mit 230.000 Subpixel viel zu schwach aufgelst, zudem kleine Einblickwinkel
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User Reviews

(45)
Reviewed 29 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to work with it.

Reviewed 21 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great little compact camera...

(Verified Purchase)

Small and easy to use need to get used it more wish there was a more informative instruction book with it as it is not always pratical to go on line.

Reviewed 3 May 2016 by Mr Michael H Atkinson
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little camera. In my eighties now I didn't find my was easily through the systems, and the on-disc instructions were difficult to manipulate.

Reviewed 8 April 2016 by MR G.
(Verified Purchase)

Very good little camera...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 0128c001, canon 0131c001
Barcodes 04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

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