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Canon IXUS 170

A highly rated and fully featured 20 megapixel 12 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 20MP 12x Yes Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon IXUS 170 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Canon IXUS 170 as follows for Summary.
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Overall Score
49
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 83%, based on 53 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good lens quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Quite small display diagonal
Only 200 battery life (CIPA standard)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the IXUS 170 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. However mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Canon IXUS 170 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon IXUS 170?

The Canon IXUS 170 is 99.6mm wide and 57.6mm tall. It is 22.6mm deep and weighs 141g.

Canon IXUS 170 front dimensions

Canon IXUS 170 size in context

Canon IXUS 170 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 80 out of 100 from digital camera expert review website dkamera.de.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This camera has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100 based on 52 owner reviews. 31 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 33,726 user and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four customers mentioned that the Canon IXUS 170 was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Two customers thought the Canon IXUS 170 had a good zoom.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers who purchased it considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three owners who reviewed it thought it was compact.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Five customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

11 people who purchased the product agreed that it was able to produce good images.


Features

5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 170 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20 megapixels, the IXUS 170 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The average megapixel of digital cameras is 16MP.

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Average Weight

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

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is the most frequently found image sensor size on cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon IXUS 170 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Canon IXUS 170 has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 170 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The IXUS 170 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon IXUS 170 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras. This Canon camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have a still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896 and 3648 x 2736. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the IXUS 170 which takes 200 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Live View

The IXUS 170 supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Canon IXUS 170 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon IXUS 170 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 3.6, the IXUS 170 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon IXUS 170 supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras also support direct printing.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the IXUS 170's closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters is one of the smallest. The average closest focusing distance of cameras is 0.17m.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 in January 2015.


Product Identifiers

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

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon IXUS 170

500 shots battery life (CIPA standard)
A lot smaller minimum aperture number
40g lighter
2x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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