Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Last Updated (28 August’13):

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is a new digital camera from canon which offers 16.0 Megapixel Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor to produce high images quality. It also features 16x Optical zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer that reduce camera shake effects resulting clear images. The camera allows user capture both still images and 720p HD Video instantly by pressing a dedicated movie button. This camera will be released on 15 September’13.

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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Reviews

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS comes with 16.0 Megapixel Images Sensor that lets you crop or enlarge the images captured without losing the images detail. While the DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures the camera has fast, precise performance allowing you capture high pictures quality. The processor also effectively reduce noise effects enable you get sharp images. It lets you shot in dim light situation with high images quality result.

The 16x Optical Zoom Lens provides an advance optical performance and versatility. The lens has equivalency from 28mm wide angle and extends to 448mm telephoto in 35mm format. In telephoto mode, the lens lets you capture a far subject with ease and get detail images. While wide angle mode lets you take beautiful landscape, group of people, building tall, and more. There is also Optical Images Stabilizer that reduces the camera shake effect lets you get clear images when shooting subject from far away or low-light conditions.


Moreover, this camera also features a High Speed AF system to improve focus speed that lets you take pictures without miss a moment. Thanks to, SMART AUTO mode which automatically lets the camera selects the best camera setting according to thirty-two different pre-defined shooting situations, Canon SX170 IS ensures you get the best images result, whether you’re shooting stills or video. Intelligent IS also included that features six different mode of images stabilization and automatically choose one of its mode to optimize the images stabilization. It makes the camera is ideal for shooting in a wide variety situations.


Finally, Canon PowerShot SX170 IS allows you to record 720p HD Video in stereo sound by pressing a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting. The 3.0-inch 230k-dot LCD makes the camera is easy to compose images, view or playback video, it also easy to view the menu navigation. The camera uses rechargeable lithium-ion battery for ergonomic design and more comfortable for use.




Pixels : Actual: 16.6 Megapixel, Effective: 16 Megapixel

Type: 1/2.3″ CCD

File Formats :
+ Still Images: JPEG
+ Movies: H.264, MOV
+ Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)

Max Resolution : 4608 x 3456 @ 4:3

Aspect Ratio : 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Image Stabilization : Optical


EFL: 5-80 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-448 mm)
Aperture: f/3.5 (W) – 5.9 (T)

+ Optical: 16x
+ Digital: 4x

Focus Range:

+ Wide: 1.97″ (5 cm) – Infinity
+ Telephoto: 1.97′ (60 cm) – Infinity
+ Manual Wide: 0.39″ (1 cm) – Infinity
+ Manual Tele: 1.97′ (60 cm) – Infinity
+ Macro: 0.39″ (1 cm) – 1.64′ (50 cm)

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-1600

+ 1 – 1/3200 sec
+ 15 – 1/3200 sec in Aperture Priority Mode

Exposure Metering: Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot

Exposure Modes Modes:
+ Aperture Priority, Discreet, Manual, Movie, Program, Shutter Priority
+ Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in .3 EV steps)

Shooting Modes:
Face Self-Timer, Fireworks, Fish-Eye Effect, Low Light, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Portrait, Poster Effect, Snow, Super Vivid, Toy Camera Effect

White Balance Modes:
Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Daylight, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Tungsten

Burst Rate:
Up to 3.2 fps, Up to .8 fps, Up to .6 fps, Up to .5 fps

Self Timer: 10 Sec, 2 Sec


Flash Modes:
+ Modes: Auto
+ Flash On
+ Off
+ Slow Sync
+ Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in .3 EV steps)

Built-in: Flash Yes

Effective Flash Range
+ Wide: 1.64 – 9.84′ (0.5 – 3 m)
+ Telephoto: 1.97 – 6.56′ (0.6 – 2 m)


Memory Card Type: SD, SDHC, SDXC


Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
+ 1280 x 720: 25 fps, 5 fps, 2.5 fps, 1.25 fps
+ 640 x 480: 30 fps, 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps


Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min 59 Sec

Audio Recording: Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo,


Screen: 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage: 100%


USB 2.0


Operating/Storage Temperature
Operating 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 – 90%


Battery: 1x NB-6LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1000mAh

AC Power Adapter ACK-40 (Optional)


Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.7″ / 108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9 mm

Weight 8.85 oz / 251 g CIPA standard

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