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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is

$143.99
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
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A classic and spectacularly cheap compact camera, with very good features
Compact 20.5MP 12x Yes Jan 2015
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NEW in Box - Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 12.1 MP Camera - BLUE - 013803252743 (Brand new, unopened)
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 20.0MP Digital Camera - Blue *Store Display Camera* (Brand new, unopened)
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Canon PowerShot Elph 170 20MP Compact Digital Camera with 12X Optical Zoom - Blue (0130C001)
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Canon 0127C001 PowerShot Elph 170 IS 20MP Digital Camera - Silver
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Used - Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Digital Camera - Blue (Used)
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is number 99 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
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Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
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 2018.
This Canon digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
5152 x 3864 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Stylish ease, outstanding performance
12x optical zoom
20.0 megapixel sensor
DIGIC 4+ image processor
720p HD video
Smart AUTO
Scene modes
Compatibility with canon connect station cs100
ECO mode
Help button

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 is In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $143.99 it is still in the cheapest 7% of cameras.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS of 20.5MP is higher than 89% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is 5152 x 3864 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's optical zoom of 12x is in the biggest 30% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 160 x 120 pixels and the best is 3840 x 3840 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as "HD 720".

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's minimum aperture number of 3.6 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has an image stabilizer, as do 78% of digital cameras.

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Very Low Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's maximum ISO sensitivity of only 1,600 is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 92% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Very Light

Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's weight of only 124g is lighter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5152 X 3864 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is 5152 x 3864. That's over six times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1712 x 1712. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Slower Than Average Flash Recharging Time

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's flash recharging time of 10s is slower than 85% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The flash recharging times of cameras range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 42% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Live View

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS supports live view. 83% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of all cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 1" and the largest being 7.7". The display diagonal of the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS of only 2.7" is in the smallest 19% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's image sensor size of 0.435" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 36% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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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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