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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP

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 25.4mm

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
0.8fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps

4. 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.
1600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO

5. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
300shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots

6. video recording (main camera)

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps

7. weight

251g
HTC Re: 65.5g

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
38% have it

9. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/3200s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
50% have it

11. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
31% have it

12. 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 SX170 IS
46% have it

13. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
27% have it

14. width

108mm
DxO One: 26.2mm

15. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
25% have it

16. volume

337.39cm³
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 0cm³

17. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
45% have it

18. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
46% have it

19. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
47% have it

20. height

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

21. thickness

44mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm

22. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
66% have it

23. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
26% have it

24. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Light L16: 5"

25. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
89% have it

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