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Canon IXUS 170 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900

Canon IXUS 170 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900

Canon IXUS 170

78

Overall Score

Canon IXUS 170

£133.09
Our Verdict:
A highly rated and good value for money compact digital camera
85
53 Reviews
84
Very Good
75
Good Features
60
2 Years Old
Overall Score
78
Very Good
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Nikon Coolpix S2900

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A great value for money and award winning compact digital camera, good for portrait photography
74
23 Reviews + 1 Award
95
Excellent
70
Good Features
68
2 Years Old
Overall Score
78
Very Good
Compact 20.1MP 5x No Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
No awards found 1 Award
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Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  compact  compact
Megapixels 20MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Sensor Size 1" 1"
Still Image Resolution  5152 x 3864  5152 x 2896  3648 x 2736  640 x 480  5120 x 2880  2272 x 1704  1600 x 1200  5152 x 3864  5152 x 2896  3648 x 2736  640 x 480  5120 x 2880  2272 x 1704  1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution  5152 x 3864  5152 x 3864
Sensor Type  CCD  CCD
Image Formats Supported  JPG  JPEG XR  JPEG  JPG  JPEG XR  JPEG
Total Megapixels 20.5MP
BEST
20.48MP

Design

Colour  Silver  Silver

Lens System

Optical Zoom 12x 5x
BEST
Digital Zoom 4x 4x
Minimum Aperture Number 3.6 3.2
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 7
BEST
6.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 300mm
BEST
130mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 25mm
BEST
26mm
Aspherical Lens 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom 48x Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes  single  continuous  servo  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Face detection  Servo Auto Focus  Tracking Auto Focus  centre weighted  contrast detection  Centre weighted Auto Focus  Contrast Detection Auto Focus  single  continuous  servo  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Face detection  Servo Auto Focus  Tracking Auto Focus  centre weighted  contrast detection  Centre weighted Auto Focus  Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment  Auto  Auto
Focus  TTL  TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8m

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto
BEST
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes  Auto  Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max) 1,600 3,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100 80
BEST
Light Metering  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Matrix  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Matrix
Light Exposure Correction  ± 2EV (1/3EV step)  ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control  Program AE  Program  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s
BEST
Camera Shutter Type  Mechanical  Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Manual  Flash on  Flash off  Forced on  Forced off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Slave  Pre-flash  Auto  Manual  Flash on  Flash off  Forced on  Forced off  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Slave  Pre-flash
Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  1280 x 720  1280 x 720
Video Resolution  1280 x 720  640 x 480
BEST
 1280 x 720  640 x 480
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported  MOV  M-JPEG  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MJPEG  MPEG-4  AVI  MOV  M-JPEG  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVC  MJPEG  MPEG-4  AVI
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
Resolution At Capture Speed  1280x720@30fps  320×240@30fps  1280x720@30fps  320×240@30fps
BEST
HD Type  HD  Not supported  HD  Not supported

Audio

Audio Formats Supported  PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB
Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD  SDXC  SDHC  SD
Memory Slots 1 1

Display

Display Diagonal 2.7" 2.7"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 230,000 pixels 230,000 pixels
Display  LCD  LCD

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type  Mini-USB B  mini USB B  USB  n  Mini-USB B  mini USB B  USB  n
USB Connector  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B  Mini-USB  Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance  Auto  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Custom modes  Fluorescent H  custom m  cus  Auto  Tungsten  Fluorescent  Cloudy  Daylight  Custom modes  Fluorescent H  custom m  cus
Photo Effects  Vivid  Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
Playback Zoom (max) 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing  Resizing  Resizing
Camera File System  DPOF 1.1  Exif 2.3  DPOF  Exif  DCF  DPOF 1.1  Exif 2.3  DPOF  Exif  DCF
Scene Modes  Snow  Fireworks  Portrait  Snow  Fireworks  Portrait
Languages Support  Multi  I  Multi  I

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 141g 119g
BEST
Height 57.6mm 58.6mm
Depth 22.6mm 19.8mm
Width 99.6mm 94.5mm
Weight (including Battery) 141g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type  AC  Battery  AC  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Battery Life (max) 5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life 200 shots 250 shots
BEST
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Packaging Content

Cables Included  AV  USB  AV  USB

Networking

Data Network  Not supported  Not supported

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Image Processor  DIGIC 4+  DIGIC 4+
Silent Shooting
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