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  • Manufacturer: CANON
  • UPC #013803229110
  • Model #PowerShot SX170IS
  • 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.



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    Detailed Description
    (Manufacturer # PowerShot SX170IS )

    Powerful 16x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens
    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. Moreover, this superb lens incorporates innovative designs that enable it to fit the compact profile of the PowerShot SX170 IS.
    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. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot high definition video whenever you want, right from your compact digital camera.
    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 is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. 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.
    Smart AUTO
    The PowerShot SX170 IS camera features Smart AUTO: sophisticated Canon technology that makes getting that great shot as simple as pressing the shutter button. Smart AUTO 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.

    Several engineering breakthroughs contributed to this major enhancement to speed. In addition to improved AF algorithms, the camera can process multiple sequences simultaneously, and takes advantage of reworked controls between AF and the start of shooting.
    Intelligent IS
    The latest advance in Canon Optical Image Stabilization technology, Intelligent IS, analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation. For stills, the system automatically selects among Normal, Panning, Macro (Hybrid) and Tripod IS modes. When shooting video, the system automatically selects among Dynamic, Powered, Macro and Tripod IS modes. With Intelligent IS, you can concentrate on image capture, letting the camera make the most effective IS settings to help capture the steadiest possible image.
    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.
    Special Scene Modes with Creative Filters
    Special Scene Modes have fun and creative filters you can add to your photos without having to use a computer. You can make a quirky portrait using a Fisheye Lens Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a toy or pinhole camera. Make a scene appear like a small-scale model with Miniature Effect, when shooting from a high vantage point. Super Vivid enhances an image for bright, intense colors while Poster Effect alters the contrast of an image for poster-like presentation.
    Available in 30 Languages
    There are now a total of 30 display languages from which you can choose: 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.
    Image Capture Device
    Type16.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD
    Total PixelsApprox. 16.6 Megapixels
    Effective PixelsApprox. 16.0 Megapixels
    Focal Length5.0 (W) - 80.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)
    Digital Zoom4.0x
    Focusing RangeNormal: 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)
    Autofocus SystemTTL Autofocus, Manual Focus
    Optical ViewfinderNot available
    LCD Monitor3.0-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle
    LCD PixelsApprox. 230,000 dots
    LCD CoverageApprox. 100%
    Aperture and Shutter
    Maximum Aperturef/3.5 (W) , f/5.9 (T)
    Shutter Speed1-1/3200 sec. 15-1/3200 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
    Exposure Control
    SensitivityAuto, ISO 100 - 1600
    Light Metering MethodEvaluative*, Center-weighted Average, Spot** * Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF ** Metering frame is fixed to the center
    Exposure Control MethodManual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
    Exposure CompensationStill Images: +/- stops in 1/3-stop increments Videos: +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (Not available when shooting movies)
    White Balance
    White Balance ControlAuto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom * Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
    Built-in FlashAuto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
  • Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
  • Flash Range1.6 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
    Recycling Time15 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.0 V)
    Flash Exposure Compensation+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
    Shooting Specifications
    Shooting ModesM, 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, *3 Standard
  • Shooting movies is possible with the movie button
  • Photo EffectsMy 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
    Self TimerApprox. 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.
    Wireless ControlNot Available
    Continuous Shooting
  • 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)

  • Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
  • Differs depending on the zoom position
  • Image Storage
    Storage MediaSD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
    File FormatDesign rule for Camera File System, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
    Image Recording FormatSuperfine / Fine
    JPEG Compression ModeStill Image: 2.3 (JPEG) Video: MOV (image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo))
    Number of Recording PixelsStill Images:
    1. 16:9 - Large: 4608 x 2592; Medium 1:3264 x 1832; Medium 2: 1920 x 1080; Small: 640 x 360
    2. 3:2 - Large: 4608 x 3072; Medium 1:3264 x 2176; Medium 2: 1600 x 1064; Small: 640 x 424
    3. 4:3 - Large: 4608 x 3456; Medium 1:3264 x 2448; Medium 2: 1600 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480
    4. 1:1 - Large: 3456 x 3456; Medium 1: 2448 x 2448; Medium 2: 1200 x 1200; Small: 480 x 480

    1. HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
    2. Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
    3. Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps
    4. 640 x 480: 30 fps (29.97)
    Number of Recordable Images
    Image Data
    A 16:9 3:2 4:3
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
    Large (L1) SF 5184 1506 6081 6144 1272 5136 6912 1131 4567
    F 3069 2531 10219 3638 2135 8620 4093 1903 7684
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2595 2958 11943 3083 2505 10115 3436 2252 9094
    F 1537 4912 19826 1825 4162 16802 2060 3721 15020
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 1095 6822 27537 899 8187 33044 1002 7442 30040
    F 604 12280 49567 496 14448 58314 558 12927 52176
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622 221 30703 123919 249 27291 110150
    F 113 49125 198271 133 40937 165225 150 40937 165225
    Medium* (M) F NA NA NA NA NA NA 1144 6638 26792

    A 1:1
    File Size (KB) 8GB 32GB
    Large (L1) SF 5184 1506 6081
    F 3069 2531 10219
    Medium 1 (M1) SF 2601 2958 11943
    F 1540 4912 19826
    Medium 2 (M2) SF 760 9824 39653
    F 420 16374 66090
    Small (S) SF 188 35089 141622
    F 113 49125 198271
    Medium* (M) F NA NA NA
    Note: SF=Superfine F=Fine * When in Low Light. a?? 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.
    Time of Recordable Movies
    Movie data
    A Miniature Effect
    HD: 1280 x 720 640 x 480
    5x 10x 20x 5x 10x 20x
    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.
    A Other
    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 Specifications
    Playback Modes FileStills & 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
    Erasing Specifications
    Erase ModesSelect 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.
  • Interfaces
    Video OutNTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    Audio OutStereo (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
    OtherSD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
    Power SourceBattery Pack NB-6LH, AC Adapter Kit ACK-40
    Shooting CapacityApprox. 300 shots Approx. 440 shots in ECO Mode
    Playback TimeApprox. 7 hours
    Physical Specifications
    Operating Temperature32-104A°F/0-40A°C
    Operating Humidity10-90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.25 x 2.80 x 1.73 in. / 108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9mm
    Weight8.85 oz. / 251g (CIPA standard) 8.04 oz. / 228g (camera only)

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