Canon IXUS 170 vs Nikon Coolpix S2900
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Canon IXUS 170vsNikon Coolpix S2900

Canon IXUS 170

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An excellently reviewed and fully featured compact camera
91
Reviews
53 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 12x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2015
Nikon Coolpix S2900

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and low cost compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
85
Reviews
38 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x No Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Aug 2015
Canon IXUS 170

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An excellently reviewed and fully featured compact camera
91
Reviews
53 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
3 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20MP
Optical Zoom 12x
Image Stabilizer Yes
Release Date Mar 2015
Nikon Coolpix S2900

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and low cost compact digital camera, good for wildlife photography
85
Reviews
38 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
76
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
Compact 20.1MP 5x No Aug 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Camera Type Compact
Megapixels 20.1MP
Optical Zoom 5x
Image Stabilizer No
Release Date Aug 2015

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Reasons For

Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
7 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
The Canon IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 does not have an image stabilizer.

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

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Hugely Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon IXUS 170 has an optical zoom of 12x, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 5x optical zoom digital camera (7x smaller).

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

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Slightly Larger Maximum Aperture Number
Canon IXUS 170 is 7 maximum aperture, but the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is only a 6.5 maximum aperture digital camera (0.5 smaller).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon IXUS 170 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 300mm. That's 170mm longer than the Nikon Coolpix S2900 (130mm).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camera is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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A Bit Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon IXUS 170 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 26mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the camera lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camera has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camera can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

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Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
The average expert review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% based on 2 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 65% (based on 2 reviews).
User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% based on 45 reviews, whereas the average rating of the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 83% (based on 32 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Slightly Higher Megapixels
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a megapixels of 20.1MP, whereas the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 20MP digital camera (0.1MP lower).

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.

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13% Smaller Minimum Aperture Number
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a minimum aperture number of 3.2. That's 0.4 smaller than the Canon IXUS 170 (3.6).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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A Lot Higher Maximum ISO Sensitivity
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200, however the Canon IXUS 170 is only a 1,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (1,600 lower).

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

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Lighter
The Nikon Coolpix S2900 is a 119g digital camera. That's 22g lighter than the Canon IXUS 170 (141g).

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.

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50 More Battery Life
The number of battery life on the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 250, but the Canon IXUS 170 only takes 200 battery life.

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Better Brand
Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of 88.7%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 88.6%.

Size and Dimensions

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
No awards found
1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

The Canon IXUS 170 has better expert reviews than the Nikon Coolpix S2900. The average expert reviews score for the Canon IXUS 170 is 80% based on 2 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 65% based on 2 reviews.
Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Canon IXUS 170 has better user reviews than the Nikon Coolpix S2900. The average user reviews score for the Canon IXUS 170 is 90% based on 45 reviews, where as the average score for the Nikon Coolpix S2900 is 83% based on 32 reviews.
Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
Best
5 stars
31 reviews
4 stars
8 reviews
3 stars
4 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
1 review
5 stars
12 reviews
4 stars
17 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
2 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Nikon has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Nikon is 88.72% based on 44,508 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 88.59% based on 45,838 reviews.
Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
Canon

89

89

Based on 45,838 reviews
Nikon

89

89

Based on 44,508 reviews

Date Released

Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
36 months old 30 months old Best

Key Features

Megapixels

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.

Image Stabilizer

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
Best
Yes
No

Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Minimum Aperture Number

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the camera lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camera's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camera's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the camera to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Maximum ISO Sensitivity

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Weight

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.

Review Analysis

Ease of Use

Reviews of both the Canon IXUS 170 and the Nikon Coolpix S2900 mention that the ease of use was excellent.
Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
  • Small and easy to use need to get used it more wish…
    Susan Thomas - May 2016
  • Lovely little camera that is simple to use once set up…
    Mr. G. Speechley - August 2015
  • Just an easy camera to use with good results…
    J Carter - September 2015
  • Great little camera, robust, easy to use, perfect for small fingers - bought this for my 10 yr old…
    Lexi - February 2016
  • Easy to use and great picture quality…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • Very pleased nice and compact easy to use…
    Geoffrey Stone - December 2015
  • It's still a really pretty camera and it's incredibly easy to use…
    Tracheotomy Bob - April 2015
  • Camera a great success so far, small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use…
    Niobe - April 2016
  • A great little camera so easy to use…
    H.R.Roissetter - September 2015
  • Design

    Reviewers thought the Nikon Coolpix S2900 design was very good, and thought the Canon IXUS 170 design was good.
    Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
  • Had some pretty good pictures so far…
    Deborah bell - December 2015
  • Nice and neat…
    Graham - December 2015
  • On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte.
    M. C. Seale - November 2015
  • If inside the picture quality is pretty poor and often blurry if its quite dark inside…
    Jane - December 2016
  • Camera a great success so far, small and neat, easy to take around, straightforward to use…
    Niobe - April 2016
  • Neat little camera…
  • Picture Quality

    Reviews for the Canon IXUS 170 mention that picture quality was very good, and reviews for the Nikon Coolpix S2900 mention that picture quality was good.
    Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
  • Takes awful pictures…
    Yeeehahhhh - January 2016
  • Had some pretty good pictures so far…
    Deborah bell - December 2015
  • It remains to be seen whether it produces "better" quality pictures…
    LittlePlum - July 2015
  • Great little camera with different picture effects, which are fun and great pictures…
    Miss C. - December 2015
  • Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible…
    Gazza - December 2015
  • Easy to use and great picture quality…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera and the automatics help to turn out a very acceptable picture…
    Jeff N.B - January 2016
  • This one was a present for my wife who likes taking pictures…
    Jeff N.B - January 2016
  • Really disappointing image quality…
    M. C. Seale - November 2015
  • Excellent clear still photos…
    DARREN - October 2015
  • The camera's lack of optical image stabilisation mean…
    Ephotozine.com - March 2015
  • Good product with loads of features, Picture quality could be better !
    Keith Bendell - August 2015
  • If inside the picture quality is pretty poor…
    Jane - December 2016
  • It takes really good photos and videos and she's very happy with it…
    Amazon Customer - January 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Picture Quality Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Camera Type
    compact
     compact
    compact
     compact
    Megapixels 20MP
    BEST
    20.1MP
    Image Sensor Size 1" 1"
    Still Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Maximum Image Resolution
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    5152 x 3864
     5152 x 3864
    Sensor Type
    CCD
     CCD
    CCD
     CCD
    Image Formats Supported
    JPG JPEG XR
    JPEG
     JPG
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
    JPG JPEG XR
    JPEG
     JPG
     JPEG XR
     JPEG
    Total Megapixels 20.5MP
    BEST
    20.48MP
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
    16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     16:9,1:1,16:9,1:1
     
     
     
    Lens System Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    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 Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    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
    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
    BEST
    Focus Adjustment
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Normal Focusing Range (wide) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
    Normal Focusing Range (tele) Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8m
     
     
     
    Light Exposure Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    ISO Sensitivity
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Light Exposure Modes
    Auto
     Auto
    Auto
     Auto
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity 1,600 3,200
    BEST
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity 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
    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)
    ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
     ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
    Light Exposure Control
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
    Program AE Program
     Program AE
     Program
     
     
     
    Shutter Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 15s 4s
    BEST
    Camera Shutter Type
    Electronic
     Electronic
    Electronic
     Electronic
     
     
     
    Flash Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Flash Modes
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Forced on Forced off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Slave man
    Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Forced on
     Forced off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Slave
     man
     Pre-flash
    Auto Manual
    Flash on Flash off
    Forced on Forced off
    Red-eye reduction Slow synchronization
    Slave man
    Pre-flash
     Auto
     Manual
     Flash on
     Flash off
     Forced on
     Forced off
     Red-eye reduction
     Slow synchronization
     Slave
     man
     Pre-flash
    Flash Sync-Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
    Flash Range (tele)
    Flash Range (wide)
     
     
     
    Video Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Maximum Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
     1280 x 720
    1280 x 720
     1280 x 720
    Video Resolution
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
     1280 x 720
     640 x 480
    1280 x 720 640 x 480
     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
    MOV M-JPEG
    MPEG MPEG4
    H.264 AVC
    MJPEG MPEG-4
    AVI
     MOV
     M-JPEG
     MPEG
     MPEG4
     H.264
     AVC
     MJPEG
     MPEG-4
     AVI
    Resolution At Capture Speed
    1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     320×240@30fps
    1280x720@30fps 320×240@30fps
     1280x720@30fps
     320×240@30fps
     
     
     
    Audio Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Audio Formats Supported
    PCM
     PCM
    PCM
     PCM
     
     
     
    Memory Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Internal Memory Unknown - Click to provide data 25MB
    Compatible Memory Cards
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    SDXC SDHC
    SD
     SDXC
     SDHC
     SD
    Memory Slots 1 1
     
     
     
    Display Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    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
    LCD
     LCD
     
     
     
    Camera Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    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
    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
    Vivid
     Vivid
    Self-Timer Delay
    Maximum Playback Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
    Image Editing
    Resizing
     Resizing
    Resizing
     Resizing
    Camera File System
    DPOF 1.1 Exif 2.3
    DPOF Exif
    DCF
     DPOF 1.1
     Exif 2.3
     DPOF
     Exif
     DCF
    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
    Snow Fireworks
    Portrait
     Snow
     Fireworks
     Portrait
    Languages Support
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
    Multi I
     Multi
     I
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    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 Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Power Source Type
    AC Battery
     AC
     Battery
    AC Battery
     AC
     Battery
    Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Battery Type
    Maximum Battery Life 5h Unknown - Click to provide data
    Battery Life 200 Shots 250 Shots
    BEST
    Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Cables Included
    AV USB
     AV
     USB
    AV USB
     AV
     USB
     
     
     
    Other Features Canon IXUS 170 Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Camera Shutter Speed

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    17% bigger optical zoom
    Better for portrait photography
    10 more battery life
    0.1 larger maximum aperture number
    VS
    Canon Ixus 180
    Canon
    Ixus 180
    £25.00
    Better user
    reviews
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    Smaller minimum
    aperture number
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    5% shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Slightly
    lighter
    GPS (satellite)
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    15 times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    7% lighter
    0.1MP higher megapixels
    VS
    Praktica Z212
    Praktica
    Z212
    £84.99
    Better brand
    Better user
    reviews
    61% bigger
    internal memory
    59% bigger
    optical zoom
    50% higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    Image
    stabilizer
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Larger maximum aperture number
    VS
    Nikon Coolpix L340
    Nikon
    Coolpix L340
    £129.00
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Better user
    reviews
    83% bigger
    optical zoom
    Significantly
    longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    960 battery
    life
    A little better
    expert reviews
    50% higher
    display
    resolution
    42% bigger
    internal memory
    Shorter minimum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Larger display
    diagonal
    0.1 smaller
    minimum
    aperture number
    1% higher
    megapixels
    Vari-angle LCD
    display
    HDMI
    GPS (satellite)
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better brand
    Lighter
    2x bigger digital zoom
    Larger maximum aperture number
    0.7 smaller minimum aperture number
    Better for everyday photography
    Higher megapixels
    40 more battery life
    A little shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    VS
    Fujifilm XP120
    Fujifilm
    XP120
    £128.98
    Vastly higher
    display
    resolution
    Hugely bigger
    internal memory
    A lot higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    portrait
    photography
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    0.3" larger
    display
    diagonal
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Image
    stabilizer
    HDMI
    Wi-Fi
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Significantly lighter
    Better brand
    Good for portrait photography
    Higher megapixels
    Larger maximum aperture number
    Average for everyday photography
    VS
    Fujifilm FinePix S4200
    Fujifilm
    FinePix S4200
    £128.00
    84% bigger
    digital zoom
    Bigger optical
    zoom
    446mm longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Moderately
    better expert
    reviews
    Very good for
    wildlife
    photography
    Very good for
    sports
    photography
    Higher maximum
    ISO sensitivity
    300 battery
    life
    10% larger
    display
    diagonal
    Shorter minimum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Slightly
    smaller minimum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    HDMI
    Histogram
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    3.7 smaller minimum aperture number
    Vastly lighter
    54% larger maximum aperture number
    50% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    31% higher megapixels
    VS
    Olympus SZ-14
    Olympus
    SZ-14
    £114.99
    Three more
    awards
    Vastly bigger
    optical zoom
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Expert reviews
    are better
    Vastly bigger
    internal memory
    A lot higher
    display
    resolution
    0.3" larger
    display
    diagonal
    A bit shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Three times lighter
    Better brand
    Average for portrait photography
    Higher megapixels
    0.9 larger maximum aperture number
    Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Average for everyday photography
    VS
    Fujifilm FinePix S2980
    Fujifilm
    FinePix S2980
    £113.84
    Higher
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Hugely bigger
    optical zoom
    Expert reviews
    are better
    Good for
    wildlife
    photography
    A lot higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    Good for sports
    photography
    2.7x bigger
    digital zoom
    50 more battery
    life
    0.3" larger
    display
    diagonal
    4% smaller
    minimum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    HDMI
    Histogram
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    50% higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    Better for everyday photography
    Better for sports photography
    Better for wildlife photography
    21% higher megapixels
    250 battery life
    Better for landscape photography
    16g lighter
    Better brand
    8% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    VS
    Canon Powershot A3500 IS
    Canon
    Powershot A3500 IS
    £105.93
    One more awards
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Better user
    reviews
    Better expert
    reviews
    0.4 smaller
    minimum
    aperture number
    Larger display
    diagonal
    Marginally
    longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    6% larger
    maximum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    GPS (satellite)
    Histogram
    Wi-Fi
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    3.2 smaller minimum aperture number
    Better brand
    105g lighter
    Better for portrait photography
    Higher megapixels
    PictBridge
    VS
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ55
    Panasonic
    Lumix DMC-TZ55
    £100.00
    User reviews
    are a little
    better
    26.5 larger
    maximum
    aperture number
    77% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    15x bigger
    optical zoom
    55MB bigger
    internal memory
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    230,000 pixels
    higher display
    resolution
    3,200 higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    100 more
    battery life
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    Marginally
    larger display
    diagonal
    2mm shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    HDMI
    Wi-Fi
    Image
    stabilizer
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    235g lighter
    Better brand
    17MB bigger internal memory
    21% higher megapixels
    Better for everyday photography
    Better for landscape photography
    VS
    Kodak Pixpro AZ251
    Kodak
    Pixpro AZ251
    £99.95
    20x bigger
    optical zoom
    79% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    30 more battery
    life
    A bit larger
    display
    diagonal
    2mm shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    portrait
    photography
    Image
    stabilizer
    HDMI
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better for everyday photography
    Lighter
    Better for landscape photography
    Better for portrait photography
    21% higher megapixels
    20% bigger internal memory
    40 more battery life
    Better for sports photography
    7% smaller minimum aperture number
    VS
    Nikon Coolpix S7000
    Nikon
    Coolpix S7000
    £99.95
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Better user
    reviews
    75% bigger
    optical zoom
    Vastly longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better expert
    reviews
    Significantly
    shorter battery
    recharge time
    50% higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    50% higher
    display
    resolution
    Larger display
    diagonal
    4% shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Image
    stabilizer
    Touchscreen
    HDMI
    Wi-Fi
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    A lot higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    A bit shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Lighter
    Moderately higher megapixels
    Touchscreen
    VS
    Canon IXUS 177
    Canon
    IXUS 177
    £94.99
    14x bigger
    digital zoom
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    A lot bigger
    optical zoom
    Good for
    wildlife
    photography
    Average for
    sports
    photography
    50 more battery
    life
    Average for
    landscape
    photography
    Better brand
    Image
    stabilizer
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Expert reviews are better
    1,600 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    60 more battery life
    Better for everyday photography
    0.1MP higher megapixels
    VS
    Canon IXUS 190
    Canon
    IXUS 190
    £85.00
    User reviews
    are appreciably
    better
    5x bigger
    optical zoom
    46% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Better brand
    2mm shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Smaller minimum
    aperture number
    Better for
    portrait
    photography
    0.4 larger
    maximum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    Histogram
    Wi-Fi
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Better for landscape photography
    Better for wildlife photography
    Better for sports photography
    Better for everyday photography
    16% smaller minimum aperture number
    10 more battery life
    VS
    Nikon Coolpix S3700
    Nikon
    Coolpix S3700
    £79.95
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Better user
    reviews
    A bit better
    expert reviews
    Bigger optical
    zoom
    70mm longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    portrait
    photography
    Shorter minimum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    Larger maximum
    aperture number
    1g lighter
    Image
    stabilizer
    Wi-Fi
    Canon IXUS 170
    Canon
    IXUS 170
    £0.00
    Better brand
    Hugely smaller closest focusing distance
    User reviews are appreciably better
    1,200 higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    90 more battery life
    10mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    4x bigger optical zoom
    2MP higher megapixels
    7% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    VS
    Polaroid IE826
    Polaroid
    IE826
    £39.99
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    landscape
    photography
    35% lighter
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better brand
    250 battery life
    Better for portrait photography
    0.3 smaller minimum aperture number
    PictBridge
    VS
    Sony Cybershot DSC-W810
    Sony
    Cybershot DSC-W810
    £78.99
    Hugely bigger
    digital zoom
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    32% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    17% bigger
    optical zoom
    14% bigger
    internal memory
    8% lighter
    400 pixels
    higher display
    resolution
    Image
    stabilizer
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    Higher maximum ISO sensitivity
    250 battery life
    Better brand
    Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    7g lighter
    Higher megapixels
    VS
    Canon IXUS 185
    Canon
    IXUS 185
    £69.99
    User reviews
    are better
    Expert reviews
    are marginally
    better
    Longer maximum
    focal length
    (35mm film
    equiv)
    A lot bigger
    optical zoom
    Moderately
    larger maximum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    Histogram
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    1% lighter
    VS
    Nikon Coolpix S2800
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2800
    £69.95
    User reviews
    are slightly
    better
    Expert reviews
    are slightly
    better
    Average for
    sports
    photography
    Average for
    wildlife
    photography
    Good for
    everyday
    photography
    Average for
    landscape
    photography
    Very good for
    portrait
    photography
    Image
    stabilizer
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    Better PhotographyBlog.com review score
    16% smaller minimum aperture number
    20 more battery life
    Lighter
    VS
    Nikon Coolpix S3600
    Nikon
    Coolpix S3600
    £69.95
    Better
    Ephotozine
    review score
    Two more awards
    User reviews
    are a bit
    better
    Expert reviews
    are appreciably
    better
    Better for
    wildlife
    photography
    3x bigger
    optical zoom
    35% longer
    maximum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    Better for
    sports
    photography
    Better for
    everyday
    photography
    8% shorter
    battery
    recharge time
    1mm shorter
    minimum focal
    length (35mm
    film equiv)
    0.1 larger
    maximum
    aperture number
    Image
    stabilizer
    Vari-angle LCD
    display
    Nikon Coolpix S2900
    Nikon
    Coolpix S2900
    £49.95
    50 more battery life
    Lighter
    A little higher megapixels
    VS
    Praktica Luxmedia Z250
    Praktica
    Luxmedia Z250
    £64.94
    Better brand
    User reviews
    are a lot
    better
    Vastly bigger
    internal memory
    4x bigger
    digital zoom
    A lot higher
    maximum ISO
    sensitivity
    Image
    stabilizer