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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Black 16MP 16X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

  • 1/2.3" CCD 16MP
  • 16X Optical Zoom
  • 28mm Wide Angle
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • 1280 x 720
  • Approx. 300 shots
  • Approx. 440 shots in ECO Mode

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Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Model

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Brand
Canon
Series
PowerShot SX Series
Model
PowerShot SX170 IS
Part Number
8410B001

Details

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Color
Black
Type
Compact

Image Sensor

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Image Sensor
1/2.3" CCD
Gross Pixels
16.6MP
Effective Pixels
16MP
Resolution
16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1:3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360

3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1:3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424

4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1:3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480

1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
Image Stabilization
Optical Image Stabilizer

Lens

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Optical Zoom
16X
Digital Zoom
4X
Wide Angle
28mm
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
Aperture
f/3.5 (W) , f/5.9 (T)

Shutter

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Shutter Speed
1-1/3200 sec.
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Self-timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay, custom

Focus

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Focus Type
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus
Yes
Manual Focus
0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 2.0ft. (60cm) - infinity (T)
Normal Focus Range
2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.0ft. (60cm) - infinity (T)
Macro Focus Range
Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6ft. (1 - 50cm) (W)

Flash

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Flash Mode
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range
1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft. (W), 2.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), (60cm - 2.0m (T))

Exposure

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Exposure Control
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
Still Images: +/- stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)
Metering System
Light Metering Method:
Evaluative*, Center-weighted Average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Sensitivity
Auto, ISO 100 - 1600

White Balance

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

Viewfinder & Monitor

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Viewfinder
N/A
LCD
3.0" 230K

Functions

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Continuous Drive
Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 2.8 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec. (in P mode)

LV: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Shooting Modes
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Scene Modes
Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks
Playback
Playback Modes File
Stills & Videos:
Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, My Category, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images:
Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning

Videos:
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2

*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available

Recording System

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File Formats
JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Storage Media
SD / SDHC / SDXC Card

Movie

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Movie Format
MOV (image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Movie Recording
HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
Max. Recording Resolution
1280 x 720

Interface

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USB
Yes
A/V Out
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)

Battery

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Battery
Battery Pack NB-6LH
Battery Life
Approx. 300 shots
Approx. 440 shots in ECO Mode

Features

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Features
Canon's powerful 16x Optical Zoom and 28mm Wide-Angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer helps reduce camera shake so you achieve brilliant images whether you are up close or far away.

16.0 Megapixel sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor deliver enhanced image quality.

Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting.

Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper camera settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations to help ensure the best possible image capture for stills or video.

High Speed AF greatly improves focus speed so you can capture every shot with ease.

Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.

Large 3.0" LCD offers easy viewing even from a wide angle.

Rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows for a more ergonomic design that makes the camera more comfortable to hold.

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.25" x 2.80" x 1.73"
Weight
8.85oz (CIPA standard)
8.04oz (camera only)

Package contents

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Package Contents
PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera
Battery Pack NB-6LH
Battery Charger CB-2LY
Wrist Strap WS-800
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Tyler K.
  • 3/26/2014 1:15:45 PM
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4 out of 5 eggsLess than Expected

This review is from: Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Black 16MP 16X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera

Pros: This camera takes great pictures.
Its easy to navigate and the flash and red eye help a lot.
Nice look and feel to it.

Cons: Expected this camera to be a tiny bit bigger.
No automatic flash

Other Thoughts: no SD card, but expected.

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