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Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS Digital Camera

20 Megapixels20 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS is a Ultra-Compact Digital Camera with a 1/2.3" sensor. Its 20 Megapixels CCD sensor offers an ISO 100-1600 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-1600. With 20 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

A builtin Image Stabilization mechanism allows the Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS to compensate for camera shake.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/2000 to 15s. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/2000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS

The Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS features a Contrast-Detect AF system.

Although this camera offers full manual controls, it does not have any control-dials to change exposure parameters directly. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. There is no viewfinder on the Canon Powershot ELPH 170 IS and no provision to add one.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelPowershot ELPH 170 IS
Sensor 20 Megapixels CCD Sensor Size 6 x 5mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 4:3 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization Built-In Dust-ReductionN / A
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 1600 Shutter-Speed 1/2000 - 15s
Lens25 - 300mm F/3.6 - 7Mininum Focus1cm (w) / 1m (t)
ZoomElectronicManual FocusN / A
Filter Diameter Focus System Contrast-Detect, Assist-lamp
Viewfinder Type None Viewfinder Size
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 230K Pixels 2.7" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, M Scene Modes5Portrait, Low-Light, Fireworks, Long-Shutter, Snow
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Spot Bracketing
Exposure Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 EV Flash Compensation
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning
Continuous Drive 0.8 FPS, Unlimited JPEG Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s, 1-10 Shots @ 0-30s
Command Dials DOF Preview No
Protection Dust Reduction No
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG Flash Ports
Built-In Flash Yes, 4 - 2m (W-T) Flash Sync
Video Capture 1280x720 @ 25 FPS 16:9 Sound Input
Video Format Quicktime H.264 WiFi No
Memory Secure Digital Extended Capacity GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 200 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2015-01-05 Construction Standard
Size 100 x 58 x 23mm (W x H x D) Weight 141g

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Canon ELPH 170 IS Highlights


Ultra-Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

20 Megapixels Ultra CompactISO 100-1600
12X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-15s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
0.8 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesCustom white-balance
1280x720 @ 25 FPS Video RecordingSpot-Metering
2.7" LCD 230K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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