PowerShot SX170 IS Black
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Zoom Big, Shoot Comfortably
Zoom in on images you're not likely to capture with a smartphone. The 16x Optical Zoom on the PowerShot SX170 IS camera gets you up close to kids and wildlife, down on the field and up on the stage, while Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer keeps images steady and clear. The 28mm Wide-Angle lens captures everything from large family shots to breathtaking landscapes. With the 16.0 Megapixel sensor, you can crop and enlarge all you want, and the DIGIC 4 Image Processor ensures fast, precise performance. Relive fun times in smooth, detailed 720p HD video. Or simply point and shoot for excellent stills quality in all kinds of situations: Smart AUTO senses the conditions and chooses optimized camera settings for 32 pre-defined scenes. High Speed AF captures quick action shots, and Intelligent IS counteracts camera shake for virtually blur-free shooting. Easily see what you're shooting and show off what you've captured on the big, clear 3.0-inch LCD screen. Powered by a slim, new rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the PowerShot SX170 IS sports an even smaller, more ergonomic design that makes this the perfect camera to have at the ready all day long.
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera features a powerful Genuine Canon 16x Optical Zoom Lens that delivers outstanding optical performance and versatility. With precision engineering and decades of leadership in optical technologies, Canon has created a bright, wide-angle lens that provides an extraordinary 16x zoom range. The lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 448mm telephoto (35mm equivalent), giving you tremendous coverage and reach. The telephoto end lets you capture subjects from a considerable distance, while the 28mm wide-angle makes it easy to shoot sweeping landscapes, large groups of people and tall buildings.
16.0 Megapixel image sensor
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera's 16.0 Megapixel CCD sensor delivers impressive photos with fine detail and brilliant color. The high resolution ensures superb image quality even when cropping or making very large prints.
Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
Canon DIGIC Image Processors have set the standard for functionality and performance since their groundbreaking introduction in 1999. With each successive generation, DIGIC Image Processors have brought elevated performance and powerful new features to PowerShot digital cameras. The DIGIC 4 Image Processor has ushered in high levels of picture quality and accelerated processing, making possible features such as high-speed continuous shooting, HD video and Face Detection Self-timer. More powerful noise reduction algorithms also provide improved low-light capture.
Canon HD Video Advantage
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera lets you record highly detailed 720p HD video at 25 frames per second with clear stereo sound.
Dedicated movie button, Wind Filter feature and Optical Zoom while shooting
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot SX170 IS camera has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. The camera also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. The PowerShot SX170 IS lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video without sacrificing HD video resolution.
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera features Smart AUTO which automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. Detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations. The camera then makes optimal settings to ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
High Speed AF
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera is equipped with Canon's latest advancements in autofocus (AF) technology. Working on multiple fronts, Canon has developed AF that is significantly faster than on previous models, for a shooting experience that's spontaneous and natural. The extremely responsive High Speed AF lets you capture great shots as they happen, with reduced lag time.
Large 3.0-inch LCD screen
Easy to see from a wide angle, the camera's 3.0-inch LCD screen with a great resolution of approximately 230,000 dots gives you the big picture, whether you're shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera's menu functions especially convenient.
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Just pick up the PowerShot SX170 IS camera and you'll discover how comfortable a super-compact camera can be! The new ergonomic design and smaller size are the result of a slim new rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 16x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital Zoom and 64x Combined Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD
Approx. 16.6 Megapixels
Approx. 16.0 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 2.0ft. (60cm) - infinity (T)
Auto/Manual: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 2.0ft. (60cm) - infinity (T)
Macro AF: 0.4 in. - 1.6ft. (1 - 50cm) (W)
TTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/3.5 (W) , f/5.9 (T)
15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto, ISO 100 - 1600
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted Average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ± stops in 1/3-stop increments
Videos: ± 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
1.6 ft. - 9.8 ft. (W), 2.0 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 3.0m (W), (60cm - 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
15 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN*1, Creative Filters*2, Discreet, Movie*3
*1 Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Snow, Fireworks
*2 Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
*Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*
*Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
- 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)
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
Superfine / Fine
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: 2.3 (JPEG)
Video: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
Number of Recording Pixels
- 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
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)
|File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB||File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB||File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||2595||2958||11943||3083||2505||10115||3436||2252||9094|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||1095||6822||27537||899||8187||33044||1002||7442||30040|
|File Size (KB)||8GB||32GB|
|Medium 1 (M1)||SF||2601||2958||11943|
|Medium 2 (M2)||SF||760||9824||39653|
Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine
* When in Low Light.
• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
|HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|5 fps*1||2.5 fps*1||1.25 fps*1||6 fps*2||3 fps*2||1.5 fps*2|
|Movie Size (KB/sec.)||487||243||122||246||123||61|
|8GB||4 hrs. 00 min. 33 sec.||7 hrs. 34 min. 23 sec.||13 hrs. 37 min. 54 sec.||7 hrs. 34 min. 23 sec.||13 hrs. 37 min. 54 sec.||22 hrs. 43 min. 11 sec.|
|32GB||16 hrs. 11 min. 39 sec.||30 hrs. 35 min. 22 sec.||55 hrs. 03 min. 40 sec.||30 hrs. 35 min. 22 sec.||55 hrs. 03 min. 40 sec.||91 hrs. 46 min. 07 sec.|
|HD: 1280 x 720||640 x 480|
|25 fps||30 fps*3|
|Movie Size (KB/sec.)||2621||1416|
|8GB||49 min. 15 sec.||1 hr. 28 min. 53 sec.|
|32GB||3 hrs. 19 min. 00 sec.||5 hrs. 59 min. 05 sec.|
*1 Playback frame rate is 25 fps.
*2 Playback frame rate is 30 fps*3.
*3 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
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)
Single, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, My Colors, Histogram, Overexposure Warning
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
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
- The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased).
- Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie (1 sec. increments) can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Stereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-6LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-40
Approx. 300 shots
Approx. 440 shots in ECO Mode
Approx. 7 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.25 x 2.80 x 1.73 in. / 108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9mm
8.85 oz. / 251g (CIPA standard)
8.04 oz. / 228g (camera only)
|PowerShot SX170 IS Kit Contents|
(USB Interface Cable and Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM are not included.)