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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is Digital Camera

$169.00
Compact Camera 20.5MP 12x Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Easy to use
Low-res rear display
37 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

This high megapixel digital camera has an average expert rating of 77% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and gadgetspeak.com.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 31 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 88%. 18 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Flash

Very Slow Flash Recharging Time

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the flash recharging times range from 0.004s to 10s. When compared to other high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera, the flash recharging time of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS of 10 seconds is one of the slowest.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras that came out more than a year ago is 2.7" and the largest is 3.2". At only 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 20 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera.

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Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

One customer thought the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS did not have a good battery life. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Short Battery Life” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a greater number of ISO speeds than most high megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Canon camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. The ISO sensitivities "1600" and "Auto" are also supported by this camera.

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Lens System

Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 7, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago the maximum aperture numbers range from 3.5 to 38.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than a year the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 16. At 3.6, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS features voice recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a built-in microphone. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Design

Easy to Use

Ten owners who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned two years ago “Small, easy-to-use, takes nice photos, has a handy carrying strap” . Ll mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's so easy to use, so family pictures are a lot less painful now” and rated it 8 stars. Two years ago Lulu wrote “Easy to use, good use for a basic point & shoot camera!” in her review of this digital camera.

One customer considered that it was easy to use the menus.

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Nice Design

One owner who purchased it mentioned that it was well designed.

Robust

One person who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Artist Guy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “An added bonus is the reliability of the auto focus -almost never fails!” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Quality

Six customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote two years ago “Good Image Quality” . Alex K. said in his review of this digital camera “Quality is good, menu”. Artist Guy mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “These aren't major difficulties - the results make me jump for joy and the quality of the camera is, as always, Canon's great attention to detail” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS.


Camera

Supports Live View

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS supports live view, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Good Video Capture

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was good for video recording. Pb said “Video worked well” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. Two years ago Aghauler said on Bhphotovideo.com “The dedicated Video button works ok” in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS review.

12x Zoom Lens

Seven owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great optical zoom” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only scored it 1 stars. Pb rated the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 8 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Loved the 12x zoom and the vibration control features - helped a lot on windy days taking pictures of distant lighthouses”. Garywyo scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Very simple operation Extremely compact Long range zoom with very clear results Make sure you have an extra battery.”.

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good image stabiliser. Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Steve's Digicams “Optical IS (image stabilization” although they gave it a rating of 62.263792747378 out of 100. Artist Guy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “It's 20MP; does VID; chooses the best stabilization for the scene; feels substantial, not cheapo plasticy” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

Two owners considered that the product had a good autofocus. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Quick startup and focus” in their review of this digital camera although they scored this digital camera 1 stars. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Fastaccurate auto-focus” but they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS “Stabilized lens” .

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Good in Low Light

Fourteen people who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. Two years ago Great Operation said “Quick photo capture” in their review of this digital camera. Sparty113 wrote “It still puts out large images worthy of a Canon” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS. Pb gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “Took very nice pictures” in their review of this digital camera.

Three customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good in Low Light”. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Good low-light performance” in their review. Great Operation mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera takes great photos in low light”.

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Low-Res Rear Display

Two owners who purchased the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS reckoned that it did not have a good screen. Two years ago Gadgetspeak.com said “Low-res rear display” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS. Great Operation wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The LCD screen is a little grainy.”.

One customer considered that the product did not have a good viewfinder.

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Does Not Have a Good Flash

One customer who reviewed the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS wrote that it did not have a good flash. Bhphotovideo.com said “It didn't come with a carrying case or Flash Card” in their review of this digital camera.


Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Canon camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536 and 5152 x 2896 and 2560 x 1920. Across all digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 480 x 480.

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Support

Help Mode

Two customers reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Gadgetspeak.com said “Help mode” nonetheless they scored it 19.04 out of 100. Aghauler wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Apparently Canon doesn't take to heart reviews that complain about a decent users manual or supplying the USB cable (I don't use WIFI to transfer photo files”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS supports video recording. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago also support video recording.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who bought it thought it had good features. Two years ago expert review site Steves-Digicams.com wrote “It offers many great features -- a nice, long 12x zoom (25-300mm”. Artist Guy scored it 6 stars and wrote in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS “Features is a true marvel -”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Six owners who purchased it wrote that it was compact. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Small Compact” but in spite of that they only gave the product a rating of 17.6 out of 100. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS review two years ago “It's getting harder and harder to find a compact camera┬áthat fits a tight budget” . Expert website Todayonline.com mentioned “Under the new Coolpix's svelte shell is a 20.1-megapixel CCD sensor” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it was thin. Two years ago expert review site Imaging-Resource.com mentioned in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS “Featuring a slim, compact design the update to the ELPH 150 IS keeps things simple”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Nice Body Color”. One owner who purchased it thought it was easy to carry around. Two years ago Kaesar wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Light and easy to use-- my first purse-camera bit the dust so this is a replacement”.

One owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Alex K. mentioned two years ago “It's lightweight, too!” in his review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and rated it 7 stars.

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Very Light

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is quite light (only 124 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The weights of cameras of this age and type range from 110g to 1.3kg.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Canon released the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon powershotelph170is, canon 0127c001, canon 0130c001
Barcodes 00013803252217, 00013803252743, 00013803252750, 00490561014514, 00845251091366, 00845251091373, 00845251091397, 00845251091403, 00845251091427, 00845251091434

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