The Canon PowerShot SX170 is a budget-priced zong-zoom compact digital camera that features a 16x optical zoom lens that starts at 28mm (35mm equivalent). It has optical image stabilization, and Canon says autofocus is fast, which means less shutter lag time. The sensor is 16MP and captures 720p HD video.
The Canon SX170 is geared towards snapshooters, offering Smart Auto technology which automatically selects the best setting combination for the scene, using 32 predefined shooting situations as a reference. The camera has a 3-inch LCD monitor and is powered by a li-ion battery.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I brought this as a gift for a nine year that has small hands. This power shot is perfect for her as a beginner in photography
Camera being used by our engineering department to document events in our manufacturing facility. Video capability in such a small device is a nice and useful option. Manual deployment of the flash is the only drawback.
I must have a small but versatile camera in my purse at all times for shooting products at work and for shooting at concerts, plus gatherings with friends and family, although I do own a DSLR. This camera is perfect for all situations. I had the SX200 for years and accidentally dropped it recently,twice in the same night! Although it still works, it is sporadic and blacks out at times. Naturally I was looking to replace it with the same brand and features that I was used to and enjoyed so much. The SX170 has higher resolution and greater zoom at 16X, it is also excellent in macro mode and the video it produces is amazing even at full zoom. It is small and lightweight, it allows me to control settings with aperture or shutter preferred or manual settings, plus there are numerous in camera features to adjust the photo after it is taken. There is really too much to mention! I love it.