Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
Top 69%470 points
Top 69%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 95%
746 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
video recording
16
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
Best

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS: 35 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

16MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
286
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
243
0

3. weight

251g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

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.
1600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

5. video recording

720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
112
0

6. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
48% have it
84
0

7. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.0003125s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

8. width

108mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

9. height

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

10. volume

337.4cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

11. thickness

44mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

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
66
0

13. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
57
0

14. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
88% have it
51
0

15. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
66% have it
48
0

16. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
44% have it
47
0

17. 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.
16x
Nikon Coolpix P900: 83.3x
43
0

18. 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.
3.5
Ricoh GR II: 1
41
0

19. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
88% have it
40
0

20. 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.
448mm
Nikon Coolpix P900: 2000mm
39
0

21. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
63% have it
37
0

22. 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 X1D-50c: 3600s
36
0

23. 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.
28mm
HP Photosmart R937: 1.18mm
34
0

24. has manual focus

This allows to manually set the focus.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
59% have it
34
0

25. has manual ISO

This allows to manually set the ISO level.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
93% have it
32
0

26. USB version

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
2
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5: 3.1
31
0

27. 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 SX170 IS
92% have it
30
0

28. 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 SX170 IS
96% have it
28
0

29. has USB mass storage support

It can transfer files, music, photos via USB, no need to install additional software.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
98% have it
27
0

30. has a removable battery

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
94% have it
27
0

31. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
98% have it
27
0

32. has a dedicated camera button

A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
99% have it
27
0

33. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
99% have it
26
0

34. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
99% have it
26
0

35. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
94% have it
25
0

Top 10 cameras

Add to comparison