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Canon IXUS 170 Digital Camera

20MP 12x CCD Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer 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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Expert Reviews Are Good

This camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from dkamera.de.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this compact camera digital camera is 90 out of 100 based on 52 user reviews. That puts this Canon camera in the top 20% of all the digital cameras of this age and spec.

Easy to Use

Several people considered that it was easy to use. Last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Easy to use and great picture quality” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170. Two years ago J Carter wrote in their review “Just an easy camera to use with good results”. Mr. G. Speechley wrote in their review of this digital camera in the same month “Lovely little camera that is simple to use once set up”.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Darren he said in his Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon “Excellent clear still photos”. Jeff N.b mentioned “This one was a present for my wife who likes taking pictures”. Jeff N.b also wrote “The automatics help to turn out a very acceptable picture”.

One Canon IXUS 170 owner wrote that the product had a good picture resolution. Mr. G. Speechley gave it an excellent review and wrote in their review of this digital camera “It will store over 2500 images at the full 20MP resolution and it even takes HD movies”.

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Good Quality Lens

Three customers who bought the Canon IXUS 170 agreed that it had a good zoom. Gazza scored it 5 stars and wrote “Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible”. Mr. G. Speechley gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review two years ago “Then it becomes a simple point, zoom and shoot camera”. N. Kemp said in their review “Amazing zoom capability” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One Canon IXUS 170 reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Jeff N.b rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon in January last year “The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera”.

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Good Size

A number of Canon IXUS 170 reviewers who reviewed the Canon IXUS 170 reckoned that it was compact. Amazon Customer said in their review last year “Great little compact camera” . Geoffrey Stone wrote two years ago “Very pleased nice and compact easy to use” in his Canon IXUS 170 review. Also two years ago Littleplum said on Amazon “Canon Compact 20MP HD camera”.

Nice Design

Some Canon IXUS 170 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Deborah Bell said two years ago “Had some pretty good pictures so far” in her review of this digital camera. M. C. Seale mentioned on Amazon “On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte.”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. Graham mentioned on Amazon “Nice and neat” in his Canon IXUS 170 review.

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Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras and also specifically for Canon compact cameras and found that in both cases Canon had good reviews.

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Good Video Capture

Several Canon IXUS 170 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 170 was good for video recording. Darren said in his Canon IXUS 170 review “It takes great pics and video, fits in my pocket” . Two years ago Paul Lynch wrote “Auto-function feature is very helpful and the video button makes filming incredibly easy” in his review.

Good Support

A few customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it had good technical guidance. Jeff N.b mentioned “There is a good Quick Start Guide” in his review and scored the Canon IXUS 170 5 stars. Jeff N.b also mentioned “For the best results download the full manual from the Canon website”.

Robust

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

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the product thought it had good features. Mr. G. Speechley rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has plenty of further features for the competant amateur to play with with special effects etc”.

Good Connectivity

One customer thought it was wifi compatible. A. Lowe wrote “No cable to link to pc, hope it is wireless!” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to 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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 170 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than a year do not have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 also have an image stabilizer.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and spec 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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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution(s)

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

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

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 640 x 360.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the IXUS 170 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the IXUS 170. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Fluorescent H" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Cameras of this age and type have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 22MP, and the average total megapixels is 18MP. The Canon IXUS 170 has a fairly many total megapixels (20.5 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170 is 1.6h, the longest is 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.5h. With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the IXUS 170 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 7, the Canon IXUS 170 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.

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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 cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (5152 x 3864 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all cameras that have been available for more than a year.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The Canon IXUS 170 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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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 a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170. 640 x 480 pixels 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 a comparable type and age to the IXUS 170 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the IXUS 170 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this Canon camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Canon IXUS 170 owner reckoned that the product was not noisy. M. C. Seale mentioned in their review “The noisy was really noticeable in the dark areas, I guess trying to squeeze 20m pixels onto a small sensor is to blame” and gave the product a rating of 40 out of 100.

Poor Product Quality

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good quality. Grant Golding wrote two years ago “Again this one doesn't dissapoint! Small, smart and excellent quality! Very easy to use!”. M. C. Seale wrote on Amazon in the same month “Really disappointing image quality” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170. M. C. Seale also mentioned “The camera is really let down by poor image quality”.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the IXUS 170, the IXUS 170 does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras that have been available for more than a year, the Canon IXUS 170 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Canon IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the IXUS 170 does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and spec 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 IXUS 170 is a one auto Focus (AF) points digital camera.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The IXUS 170 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this age and type. This Canon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that were launched around the same time as the IXUS 170. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Canon IXUS 170 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras that came out around the same time as the IXUS 170 is 800, the highest is 13,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,400.

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Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The IXUS 170 is a digital camera that takes 200 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Only Has One Photo Effects

The Canon IXUS 170 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found photo effects is Black&White, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Vivid are also found on this Canon camera.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 100, the IXUS 170 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago range from 80 to 130, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 94.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the IXUS 170 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 3.9, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.3. At 3.6, the IXUS 170 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 170.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Canon IXUS 170

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 over two years ago.

Average Megapixel

The IXUS 170 has a fairly typical megapixel (20 megapixels) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the IXUS 170.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the IXUS 170 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the IXUS 170.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the IXUS 170.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the IXUS 170 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the IXUS 170.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 141 grams, the IXUS 170 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the IXUS 170.

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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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