Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
Top 67%501 points
Top 67%
Megapixels
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Top 90%
194 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
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megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS: 40 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

20MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
295
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
6.17 x 4.55mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
9
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
191
0

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.80fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
177
0

5. weight

141g
HTC Re: 65.50g
142
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
1600ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

7. video recording

1080 x 25fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
200shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
81
0

10. pixel density

256ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
77
0

11. width

100mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
76
0

12. height

58mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

13. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
230k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

14. volume

133cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

15. thickness

23mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

16. resolution

554 x 415px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

17. has built-in optical image stabilization

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
45% have it
67
0

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
2.70"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
59
0

19. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
72% have it
57
0

20. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
87% have it
51
0

21. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
1
Canon EOS M6: 2
43
0

22. optical zoom

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
12x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.30x
43
0

23. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
88% have it
41
0

24. widest aperture

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
3.60f
Ricoh GR II: 1f
41
0

25. maximum focal length

A longer maximum focal length allows you to focus in on a small part of a scene, and offers a narrower angle of view than shorter focal lengths.
300mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2m
39
0

26. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
1
Nikon D5: 400
38
0

27. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
15s
Hasselblad H5D-50c: 720s
38
0

28. minimum focal length

A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
25mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
35
0

29. has an accelerometer

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes from a vertical to a horizontal position.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
92% have it
31
0

30. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.10
31
0

31. Newer DIGIC version

Newer image processors are better at processing multiple tasks simultaneously, and can produce higher quality images with better low-light performance and faster AF.
4
Canon EOS 77D + Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM: 7
30
0

32. has manual white balance

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
95% have it
28
0

33. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
98% have it
27
0

34. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
93% have it
27
0

35. has a dedicated camera button

A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
99% have it
27
0

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