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Canon IXUS 170 Digital Camera

20MP 12x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This camera received a score of 80% from expert review site dkamera.de. The digital camera expert review sites don't rate this Canon camera that highly.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this Canon digital camera is 90% based on 52 user reviews. That puts this camera in the top 12% of all the digital cameras of this type and age.

Good Quality Pictures

Thirteen customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Darren gave it a very good review score and he wrote “It takes great pics and video, fits in my pocket”. Darren also said “Excellent clear still photos”. Gazza said on Amazon “Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible”.

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer wrote that the product had a good picture resolution. Mr. G. Speechley said on Amazon “It will store over 2500 images at the full 20MP resolution and it even takes HD movies” and rated it as very good.

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Easy to Use

A few Canon IXUS 170 owners reckoned that the product was easy to use. In November this year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Canon IXUS 170 “Easy to use and great picture quality” and rated the product 5 stars. J Carter said on Amazon “Just an easy camera to use with good results”. Mr. G. Speechley mentioned “Lovely little camera that is simple to use once set up” in their Canon IXUS 170 review and gave the product an excellent review score.

Good Quality Lens

Some Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed the Canon IXUS 170 wrote that it had a good zoom. Mr. G. Speechley gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Canon IXUS 170 review in November last year “Then it becomes a simple point, zoom and shoot camera”. N. Kemp gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Amazing zoom capability” in their review.

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer who bought it thought it had a good lens. In November this year Jeff N.b gave it a score of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera”.

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Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. This year Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera “Great little compact camera”. Geoffrey Stone mentioned “Very pleased nice and compact easy to use” in his review of this digital camera. Littleplum wrote in November last year “Canon Compact 20MP HD camera”.

Nice Design

Two Canon IXUS 170 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Deborah Bell said in her review of the Canon IXUS 170 “Had some pretty good pictures so far”. Last year M. C. Seale wrote on Amazon “On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte.” but even so they only gave the product a score of 40 out of 100.

One person who bought it thought it was neat. Graham scored the product very highly and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Nice and neat”.

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Good Brand

On average Canon compact camera digital cameras have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all digital cameras produced by Canon.

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Good Video Capture

A few people who bought the product thought it was good for video recording. Paul Lynch wrote in his review on Amazon “Auto-function feature is very helpful and the video button makes filming incredibly easy”.

Good Support

Two people who purchased the Canon IXUS 170 concluded that it had good technical guidance. In November Jeff N.b gave the Canon IXUS 170 a rating of 5 stars and he said 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 Canon IXUS 170 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. This month Lexi wrote on Amazon “Great little camera, robust, easy to use, perfect for small fingers - bought this for my 10 yr old” and scored the product very highly.

Good Technical Features

One customer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had good features. In November last year Mr. G. Speechley said on Amazon “It has plenty of further features for the competant amateur to play with with special effects etc” in their Canon IXUS 170 review and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. A. Lowe said on Amazon “No cable to link to pc, hope it is wireless!” and scored the product 5 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many compact camera digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago. 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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which do not have a built-in flash, the IXUS 170 has a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other compact camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170, the IXUS 170 has an image stabiliser.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

Comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than a year have megapixel counts of between 1.3MP and 21MP. With a megapixel count of 20 megapixels, the IXUS 170 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

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SD Memory Card

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

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon IXUS 170 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Canon digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Canon IXUS 170 has a greater number of audio formats than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Canon IXUS 170 has a fairly many total megapixel count (20.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The average total megapixel count of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago is 18MP.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 7, the IXUS 170 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the IXUS 170. The average maximum aperture of compact camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 170 is 6.6, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 16.

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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 the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this type and age.

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

The worst image resolution amongst comparable types of camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Battery Life

The IXUS 170 has one of the longest maximum battery lives (5 hours) amongst cameras of this age. The maximum battery lives of cameras that are a similar age to the IXUS 170 range from 2.6h to 5h, and the average maximum battery life is 3.7h.

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DIGIC 4+ Image Processor

This digital camera has a DIGIC 4+ image processor, which is the most commonly found image processor on comparable spec cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVC|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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).

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Supports One Image Format

The number of supported image formats on the IXUS 170 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on cameras of this age and spec.

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Short

At only 57.6 millimeters, the IXUS 170 is fairly short compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 170. The shortest comparable spec digital camera that has been available for around the same time as the IXUS 170 is 34mm tall, the tallest is 96mm, and the average height is 61mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. M. C. Seale mentioned in their Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon in November last year “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

Some Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was not good quality. Grant Golding wrote in his Canon IXUS 170 review “Again this one doesn't dissapoint! Small, smart and excellent quality! Very easy to use!” however despite that he gave the product a rating of 5 stars. M. C. Seale mentioned “Really disappointing image quality”. M. C. Seale also said “The camera is really let down by poor image quality”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon IXUS 170 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The IXUS 170 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago, the IXUS 170 does not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170 do not support video recording. The Canon IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this type and age are not waterproof. The Canon IXUS 170 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras that came out more than a year ago, the IXUS 170 is not 3D compatible.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 640 x 480 still image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution. In addition, this Canon digital camera have still image resolutions of 4:3 - (L) 5152 x 3864, (M1) 3648 x 2736, (M2) 2048 x 1536 and (S) 640 x 480 and (W) 5152 x 2896. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and type is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Canon IXUS 170 has a greater number of flash modes than most compact camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable spec and age to the IXUS 170. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Speed

With a maximum ISO speed of only 1,600, the IXUS 170 has a quite low maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170. The average maximum ISO speed of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 is 4,800, and the maximum ISO speeds range from 1,600 to 13,000.

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Only 200 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Canon IXUS 170 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year take between 150 and 399 shots per battery charge.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The IXUS 170 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The display resolutions of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Quite Small Extra / Smart Zoom

With an extra / smart zoom of only 24 times zoom factor, the IXUS 170 has one of the smaller extra / smart zooms amongst cameras of this age. Digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 have extra / smart zooms of between 2x and 60x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 36x.

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Quite Big Minimum ISO Speed

The IXUS 170 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age. The average minimum ISO speed of compact camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 is 93, and the minimum ISO speed range from 80 to 130.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture

Across all the compact camera digital cameras that came out more than a year ago the minimum apertures range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture is 3.1. With a minimum aperture of 3.6, the IXUS 170 has one of the larger minimum apertures amongst compact camera digital cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 170

Released Over a Year Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 over a year ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The Canon IXUS 170 has a pretty average optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other compact camera digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Canon IXUS 170 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the IXUS 170.

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Average Weight

The Canon IXUS 170 has a fairly typical weight (141 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Other Features
Technical Details
Image Processor
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ixus170black, canon 0131c001
Barcodes 04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

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