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Canon IXUS 170 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 20MP 12x Jan 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good expert reviews
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
46 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 80% from expert review site dkamera.de.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 52 owner reviews this camera has an average owner rating of 90%. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Canon Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 34,085 user and expert reviews (including 2,835 verified purchases) for Canon digital cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent reviews. We also found that Canon has excellent reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Ten people said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use. Two years ago Mr. G. Speechley said “Lovely little camera that is simple to use once set up”. Rosina L mentioned on Amazon “The zoom seems to work efficiantly and much easier and clearer to use” in her review of this digital camera. In April last year Susan Thomas wrote “Small and easy to use need to get used it more wish” in her review of the Canon IXUS 170.

Nice Design

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Deborah Bell gave it a score of 8 stars and she said on Amazon “Had some pretty good pictures so far” in her Canon IXUS 170 review. One customer who purchased the product considered that it was neat. Graham mentioned in his review of this digital camera “Nice and neat”.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Lexi wrote “Great little camera, robust, easy to use, perfect for small fingers - bought this for my 10 yr old” in their review of this digital camera.

Poor Product Quality

Six owners said in their reviews that it was not good quality. M. C. Seale wrote on Amazon “On a positive the camera itself looks quite stylish and is fairly svelte, however the camera is really let down by poor image quality” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170. Tracheotomy Bob mentioned “I'll need to get a memory card before I can actually review the image quality which is rather frustrating”. Yeeehahhhh mentioned in their Canon IXUS 170 review on Amazon “The picture quality is very very poor all pictures are grainy”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Four people reckoned that it was compact. In April last year Amazon Customer gave the Canon IXUS 170 a rating of 7 stars and said on Amazon “Great little compact camera” in their review of this digital camera. Littleplum rated this digital camera 7 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Canon Compact 20MP HD camera”. Geoffrey Stone scored it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Canon IXUS 170 “Very pleased nice and compact easy to use”.

Very Light

With a weight of only 141 grams, the IXUS 170 is one of the lighter cameras of this age and spec amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. The lightest digital camera of a comparable age and type to this camera is 90g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 400g.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-WX220 ($198.00) (105g and higher rated).

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Good Video Capture

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good for video recording. Paul Lynch mentioned on Amazon “Auto-function feature is very helpful and the video button makes filming incredibly easy” and rated it 6 stars. Two years ago Darren mentioned on Amazon “It takes great pics and video, fits in my pocket”.

Good Quality Lens

Three owners who purchased the Canon IXUS 170 mentioned that it had a good zoom. N. Kemp said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Amazing zoom capability”. Mr. G. Speechley mentioned on Amazon “It is probably best set up initially by a competant photographer and then it becomes a simple point, zoom and shoot camera”. Two years ago Gazza wrote on Amazon “Takes great photos and the zoom is incredible” in their review of the Canon IXUS 170 and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Jeff N.b he wrote on Amazon “The lens is good quality especially considering the cost of the camera”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourteen people said in their reviews that the product was able to produce good images. Paul Lynch gave the Canon IXUS 170 a rating of 6 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Photographs were very clear when there is plenty of light, although a bit fuzzy at night time, without the flash”. Mr. G. Speechley said “It will store over 2500 images at the full 20MP resolution” . Miss C. wrote two years ago “Great little camera with different picture effects, which are fun and great pictures”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner concluded that the product had good features. Two years ago Mr. G. Speechley mentioned “It has plenty of further features for the competant amateur to play with with special effects etc” in their Canon IXUS 170 review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. M. C. Seale mentioned on Amazon “The noisy was really noticeable in the dark areas, I guess trying to squeeze 20m pixels onto a small sensor is to blame” and scored the product 6 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon IXUS 170 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in microphone.

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The IXUS 170 supports video recording, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Support

Good Support

Two customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had good technical guidance. Jeff N.b said “For the best results download the full manual from the Canon website” in his review of this digital camera. Jeff N.b also mentioned “There is a good Quick Start Guide” in his review.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The IXUS 170 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX220 ($198.00).

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The IXUS 170 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that are a similar age to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 048 x 1536 and 640 x 480 and 5152 x 2896. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years still image resolution(s) range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The IXUS 170 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony DSC-WX220 ($198.00) which has better reviews.

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Camera

Has an Orientation Sensor

The IXUS 170 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports Direct Printing

The IXUS 170 supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The IXUS 170 supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also support live view.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The IXUS 170 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The IXUS 170 has a self-timer, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Cameras that were launched more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 0.5m. The IXUS 170 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.01 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Canon IXUS 170 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The IXUS 170 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The IXUS 170 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The IXUS 170 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support PictBridge.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon IXUS 170 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. The ISO sensitivities "200", "400", "800", "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the IXUS 170 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst high megapixel cameras of this age. Similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 2.5" and 4.8", and the average display diagonal is 3".

Alternative 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-WX220 ($198.00).

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 460 pixels and the highest is 6,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the IXUS 170 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Battery

Only 200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

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

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Lens System

Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The IXUS 170 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.6) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. The minimum aperture numbers of high megapixel cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 4.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Canon IXUS 170 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the IXUS 170 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Canon released the IXUS 170 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04549292028508, 04549292029253, 04549292029314, 08714574628813, 08714574628875

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