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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is

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A highly rated and good value for money 20.5 megapixel 12 times zoom factor camera
Compact 20.5MP 12x Yes Dec 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is Review

With excellent reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is number 81 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 58?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, excellent product quality and it is a good size.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high megapixel
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Quite small display diagonal
Fairly large minimum aperture number

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and gadgetspeak.com this camera has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 31 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is 88%. 18 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Six people who bought the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS said that it was easy to use.

Canon Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

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

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Four customers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality.

Users Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased this digital camera mentioned that it was compact.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Nine customers who purchased it reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two customers who purchased the product concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two customers said in their reviews that it was good value for money.


Value For Money

Low-Priced

Digital cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera represents good value compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

Quite High Megapixel

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has one of the higher megapixels (20.5 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age. The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 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. Across all cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many cameras.

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Very Light

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is fairly light (only 124 grams) compared to most of the other cameras. The average weight of digital cameras is 300g, and the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a fairly typical optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9".

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Supports 100, 160 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is more than most cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities Auto, 100, 160 and 1600 are also supported by this Canon camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of cameras range from -2 to 22. With a minimum aperture number of 3.6, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has one of the larger minimum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Slow Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of cameras is 5.5s. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has one of the slower flash recharging times (10 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports Live View

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Average Digital Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a carrying case. Most of the other digital cameras also have a carrying case.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a 5152 x 3864 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 5152 x 2896, 3648 x 2736 and 2560 x 1920 and 2048 x 1536. Across all cameras the worst still image resolution 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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Age

Released 19 Months Ago

It was December 2015 when this camera was released.


Product Identifiers

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

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