Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
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Top specs and features

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS: 48 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

4. weight

5. 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.

6. video recording

7. longer battery life

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

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
35% have it

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
49% have it

10. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.

11. width

12. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
25% have it

16. 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

17. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
22% have it

18. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

19. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
30% have it

20. 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
45% have it

21. 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
25% have it

22. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
87% have it

23. 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
44% have it

24. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
65% have it

25. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
45% have it

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