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Canon Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red)

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Product Highlights
  • 16 Megapixel 1/2.3" CCD Sensor
  • Canon 16x Optical Zoom Lens (28-448mm)
  • 3.0" High Resolution LCD Screen
  • HD 720/25p Video with Movie Button
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processing Engine
  • Smart AUTO and Special Scene Modes
  • High Speed AF System
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • Power-Saving ECO Mode
  • Macro Mode

The red Canon Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high-resolution, well-detailed stills and HD 720p video. The processor also works to provide reduced noise levels and overall image clarity as well as power throughout the camera to enable a High Speed AF system and intelligent auto shooting modes.

The built-in Canon 16x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-448mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto lengths for shooting in nearly any environment. Aiding the long zoom reach, as well as working in low-light conditions, is the integration of an optical image stabilizer system to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Intelligent IS image stabilization is also available and features six unique stabilization modes suited to different types of shooting.

For image composition, playback, and menu navigation, a 3.0" 230k-dot LCD is available and features a wide viewing angle to support use in bright conditions. The SX170 IS also features a refined ergonomic design to increase comfort during use. For refining the look of imagery and helping to ensure precise exposure settings, Smart AUTO modes can be utilized to allow the camera to select all camera settings based on the interpreted scene at hand. Thirty-two different pre-defined shooting situations are available to cover working in a wide variety of conditions.

16MP CCD Sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor work together to deliver high resolution, well detailed still imagery and HD 720p video recording with stereo sound. The processor works to minimize overall noise levels and improve clarity and quality as well as provide useful speed throughout the camera, including a High Speed AF system and advanced auto functions.
Canon 16x Optical Zoom Lens
The built-in Canon 16x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-448mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of shooting environments. Benefitting this extensive zoom range is the incorporation of an Optical Image Stabilizer system, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Also available is an Intelligent IS image stabilization system that automatically selects one of six different stabilization modes to more closely match the shooting conditions. The Normal setting corrects for a wide range of movements and is ideal for still photography; the Panning setting detects when panning shots are being made and does not compensate for lateral shake; the Macro (Hybrid) setting specifically corrects for shift-type shake that is common when working with close-up subject matter; the Dynamic mode is highly effective for video work and wide-angle settings and helps to minimize common shake that occurs while walking or moving with the camera; the Powered setting is suited for shooting at the telephoto end of the zoom range when hand shake is most prevalent; and Tripod mode simply turns off the IS since it is no longer needed.
Other Camera Features
  • A large, bright 3.0" 230k-dot LCD monitor is available for live view monitoring, image review, and menu navigation.
  • Smart AUTO is an intelligent auto mode that selects from 32 pre-defined shooting situations and applies the proper camera settings to ensure accurately detailed and exposed imagery.
  • A ergonomic design allows for easier, more comfortable use and utilizes an rechargeable lithium-ion battery to reduce the overall size of the camera.
  • A dedicated movie button and electronic wind filter help to enhance video recording by making it more accessible and improving the overall quality of recordings.
  • Shooting modes: Manual, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority, Program, Live View Control, Smart AUTO, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks, Creative Filters, Discreet Mode, and Movie.
  • Special Scene Modes and Creative Filters are available to creatively and aesthetically enhance your imagery in-camera.
  • ECO Mode works to enable more shooting time possible per battery charge by limiting the amount of time the camera is awake during inactive periods.
  • Language support: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
  • Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 16.6 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG
    Movies: H.264, MOV
    Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Max Resolution 4608 x 3456
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Optics
    Lens EFL: 5-80 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-448 mm)
    Aperture: f/3.5 (W) - 5.9 (T)
    Zoom 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
    Shutter 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 1/3 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
    Flash Modes Auto
    Flash On
    Off
    Slow Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.64 - 9.84' (0.5 - 3 m)
    Telephoto: 1.97 - 6.56' (0.6 - 2 m)
    Memory
    Memory Card Type SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
    Resolution 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
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min 59 Sec
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen (230,000 pixels)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    Environmental
    Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 90%
    Power
    Battery 1x NB-6LH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7VDC, 1000mAh
    AC Power Adapter ACK-40 (Optional)
    Physical
    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
    Canon Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red)
  • NB-6L Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.7v, 1000mAh)
  • CB-2LY Battery Charger for Canon NB-6L Lithium-Ion Battery
  • WS-800 Wrist Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CanonPower Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Good image quality (20)
    • Compact (19)
    • Zoom range/performance (16)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)

    Cons

    • Lag / shutter delay (4)
    • No viewfinder (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (17)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Travel (16)
    • Low light (11)
    • Wildlife (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Lots of bang for your buck!

    I bought this for my wife who is not a trained photographer. She loves it. It has lots of bells and whistles but is very user friendly for a beginner. It's also great...Read complete review

    I bought this for my wife who is not a trained photographer. She loves it. It has lots of bells and whistles but is very user friendly for a beginner. It's also great for using in concert venues that won't allow DSLR's.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Canon SX170is not up to task

    The Canon SX170is has a lot of handy features, seems to be sturdy, is easy to use, and will be good for the applications that most people need. I don't agree with some ...Read complete review

    The Canon SX170is has a lot of handy features, seems to be sturdy, is easy to use, and will be good for the applications that most people need. I don't agree with some reviews stating that it is heavy or bulky. To the contrary, it seems reasonably compact and light weight. I would give it a "4" out of 5, were it not for the fact that it can't meet the primary needs for which I bought it; namely, to take closeup shots of nature subjects in field settings. To its credit, it does have full manual exposure and white balance compensation. However, it claims to have manual focus, which it doesn't; that is, not true manual focus. Though its manual focus capabilities are much more sophisticated than those of earlier point-and-shoot cameras, they are still not quite good enough. They provide a distance scale that shows approximately how far the subject is from the camera. And, you can also manually set the aperture to increase or decrease depth of field, and depress the shutter button half way to make it try to focus. BUT - the camera decides when and how the subject is supposed to be focused, not the photographer. Many plant subjects have significant depth of field, and I need the ability to determine exactly where, within the area of the subject, I will force the focus. In field settings with bright ambient light you can't determine whether the subject is really sharply focused because the screen can't be viewed clearly. (This may not be as big a problem for indoors shooting.) So, consistently getting a sharp focus on the elements in your composition, when and where you want the focus, is a hit or miss proposition. In testing, I was getting about half my shots in focus. I can't afford the time to do these images only to find that many are blurry. They also give you a "magnifier", which is a square area in the middle of the frame, that is supposed to let you determine when focus is correct, but because of the ambient light, it doesn't really help, and in fact probably makes things worse. For the most part, getting a nice, blurry background when the lens is an inch away from the subject, and the lens effectively providing a near fish-eye view, isn't a possibility. In short, you can't control critical aspects of your composition. Despite all of this, I may have been tempted to keep the SX170, just because it's light weight and compact, for times when I don't want to tote around 25 lbs of gear, were it not for one more deficiency - something even more critical. That is, the image quality stinks. The jpeg images are very soft and "fuzzy" (lossy) when enlarged to full pixels. They literally fall apart. That's one thing I just won't tolerate. Unfortunately, Canon doesn't enable this camera to produce images in a "raw" format. I tested this matter at both ISO100 and ISO400, and at the largest image size and the size below that. Very little difference in image quality. SO, if you need an SLR camera, open your wallet and pay for it.

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    5.0

    Great training camera at a great price

    By Michael - Graphics Instructor

    from Winder Ga.

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Great For School Students

    Cons

    • Non At This Time

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Studnets In School
    • Travel

    Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

    Great camera for the price. Great picture quaility when printed out. A midsize camera so won't go missing as quickly. Great for school system to purchase.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Happiness is this camera

    By Camera Bug

    from Fair Oaks, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Nice Body Color

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

      I just received my camera a short time ago, so I haven't had a lot of time to use it. I have taken some pictures around the house and I am happy with the clear pictures. I find it easy to use.
      My last camera, which I dropped, was a Canon Power Shot. I love the pictures it took. This new camera is a little bigger and has more pixels and better zoom capabilities.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Solid Camera

      By Espear

      from New York City

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos

        Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

        Easy to set up and use. Image quality is good.
        Would be nice if it came with a memory card though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great price

        By Dino

        from Florida

        Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

        This was a great buy

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        5.0

        Really easy to use

        By Dino

        from Florida

        Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

        I am very satisfied with how easy this unit is to operate

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        5.0

        Power Shot has the POWER!

        By Paul

        from Connecticut

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

          I purchased one of these for my wife last Christmas. She loved it, but sadly it was stolen while out to dinner with a large group. My wife is not a camera person, but was very comfortable with using this camera - SO I bought her a new replacement.

          Very easy to use functions that are comparable to any full-DSLR camera on the market.

          Video is impeccable.

          Downfalls of the camera are:
          - No case
          - Did not come with a SD card
          - Flash must be manually set

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By YF

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

              I bought this camera as a present for my daughter, and she's crazy about it. The zoom blew her away. She took a picture of a calendar page from accross a long room, and the calendar entries were perfecty sharp and readable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Power Shot SX170

              By Tex

              from Colorado Springs, Colorado

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                Easy to use and take great photos. Great product for the money for a point and shoot camera. Canon has always sold great photography equipment and that is one reason I purchased this camera for my wife.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                Love this too

                By Ajanson

                from Ohio

                Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                Bought this to replace my cool pix camera' loveit

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                5.0

                Compact, but Powerful!

                By Gregg the Teacher

                from Gunnison, Colorado

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Sports/Action

                  Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                  I will use this product with students in my Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) courses. I believe that the compact design and 16 megapixel resolution will serve my students well!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great point and shoot for the price

                  By Jim O.

                  from Western PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Poor in Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                  Camera used for casual shooting. It performs very well. Good color, sharp, IS works fairly well when zoomed in close. Movie mode the same. Very satisfied with the results. Not the best in extremely low light, but some of the low light stuff worked good. Also impressed with some of the odd light situations. Got this for the wife. I use a Canon 70D and I was very impressed with this little camera.

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                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Disappointed

                  By sweetpea

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Lag / Shutter Delay
                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                  As a photographer sometimes it's nice not to lug all the gear around. I wanted a small point and shoot for fun. This camera read like it would be the perfect companion. It was easy to learn the controls. I am however very disappointed in the quality of the shots. I have yet to get a sharp picture. The macro setting is too cumberson and slow. Not happy with the camera for the price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  One Great Compact

                  By Canon Camera Fan

                  from Maryland

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Hot Shoe
                  • No Viewfinder

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                  Bought this as a kick around disposable p&s. For the price point you can't beat it. It has a nice handgrip for a small camera and best of all it uses lithium batteries not the AA type that are awful.

                  Image stabilization is nice as well as the built in flash. The only downside is no hot shoe

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Canon SX170is not up to task

                  By Sprari

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • No Viewfinder
                  • Poor Flash
                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                  The Canon SX170is has a lot of handy features, seems to be sturdy, is easy to use, and will be good for the applications that most people need. I don't agree with some reviews stating that it is heavy or bulky. To the contrary, it seems reasonably compact and light weight. I would give it a "4" out of 5, were it not for the fact that it can't meet the primary needs for which I bought it; namely, to take closeup shots of nature subjects in field settings. To its credit, it does have full manual exposure and white balance compensation. However, it claims to have manual focus, which it doesn't; that is, not true manual focus. Though its manual focus capabilities are much more sophisticated than those of earlier point-and-shoot cameras, they are still not quite good enough. They provide a distance scale that shows approximately how far the subject is from the camera. And, you can also manually set the aperture to increase or decrease depth of field, and depress the shutter button half way to make it try to focus. BUT - the camera decides when and how the subject is supposed to be focused, not the photographer. Many plant subjects have significant depth of field, and I need the ability to determine exactly where, within the area of the subject, I will force the focus. In field settings with bright ambient light you can't determine whether the subject is really sharply focused because the screen can't be viewed clearly. (This may not be as big a problem for indoors shooting.) So, consistently getting a sharp focus on the elements in your composition, when and where you want the focus, is a hit or miss proposition. In testing, I was getting about half my shots in focus. I can't afford the time to do these images only to find that many are blurry. They also give you a "magnifier", which is a square area in the middle of the frame, that is supposed to let you determine when focus is correct, but because of the ambient light, it doesn't really help, and in fact probably makes things worse. For the most part, getting a nice, blurry background when the lens is an inch away from the subject, and the lens effectively providing a near fish-eye view, isn't a possibility. In short, you can't control critical aspects of your composition. Despite all of this, I may have been tempted to keep the SX170, just because it's light weight and compact, for times when I don't want to tote around 25 lbs of gear, were it not for one more deficiency - something even more critical. That is, the image quality stinks. The jpeg images are very soft and "fuzzy" (lossy) when enlarged to full pixels. They literally fall apart. That's one thing I just won't tolerate. Unfortunately, Canon doesn't enable this camera to produce images in a "raw" format. I tested this matter at both ISO100 and ISO400, and at the largest image size and the size below that. Very little difference in image quality. SO, if you need an SLR camera, open your wallet and pay for it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great camera

                  By Renato Pinto

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                      Easy to use and quick access to menus and configurations. The optical zoom is great and sharp. I enjoyed using the camera in manual mode and getting full control of exposure and aperture. Definitely a good buy considering its quality and excellent price. The red color was my wife's choice (I would pick the black) but it is not bad.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      I GOT A CAMERA MORE THAN I EXPECT

                      By DELIP

                      from VIRGINIA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Nice Body Color
                      • Short Lag Time
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                        I USE CANON CAMERA FROM LONG TIME LIKE FROM 2006. AT THAT TIME I BOUGHT ONE 7.2 MEGAPIXEL. BUT NOW MORE ZOOM MORE MEGAPIXEL MAKE THE CAMERA REALLY FANTASTIC.I BELIEVE ANYONE BUY THIS CAMERA THE PERSON WILL BE HAPPY AFTER THE CAMERA USE.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        I would by this camera again.

                        By Bill

                        from CT

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Great Zoom

                        Cons

                        • Flash Manually Activated

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife photos

                        Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Red):

                        Easy to use, the optical zoom is powerful and provides very clear images. Have only had for a week but so far very pleased.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        4.0

                        Good for Non-Techie Parents!

                        By A Rose

                        from Pittsburgh, Pa.

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                          Got this for my mom who just needed something small to put in the pocket, rechargeable battery and decent quality. Not having to mess around with AA batteries is a big plus. The viewfinder could be a lot better quality. And I wish the video was 1080 instead of just 720. Good enough for my non-techie mother though. Carry on!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Good compact camera

                          By Grammy

                          from Williamsburg, VA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                          • Good in Low Light
                          • Great Zoom
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Nice Body Color
                          • Small / Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                            This is a value camera with a lot of features.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Exceeds expectations

                            By Doug

                            from Iowa

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Good in Low Light
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Plenty of features
                            • Small / Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Power Shot SX170 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera (Black):

                              While the camera is not as functional as my Canon DSLR, the SX170 has many of the features and modes of the DSLR; even some features and modes I wouldn't expect in a "point and shoot" camera. It's a great "grab 'n go" camera at great price.

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