Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Digital Camera

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Digital Camera High-resolution images and a long-reaching zoom contained in a slim form factor, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Digital Camera available in black, blue and silver is a versatile and convenient point-and-shoot equipped with a 20MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor along with DIGIC 4+ image processor, which provides a top end sensitivity of ISO 1600 while using a 2.2 frames per second shooting rate. A 12x optical zoom lens delivers a 25-300mm 35mm equivalent focal length range, covering wide thru telephoto ranges for shooting in a wide variety of situations. Taking advantage of this expansive zoom range is Intelligent IS image stabilization, featuring eight unique stabilization methods to safeguard sharp and clear images. HD 720/25p movie recording is available together with Scene Modes for a creative return on your images. Smart AUTO intelligently chooses the correct camera settings based on observed scene types while a Help Button may be used to better comprehend all of the settings and controls. In addition to using the 2.7" 230k-dot LCD screen for playing back and composing your images, the ELPH 170 IS is also congruent with the optional Connect Station CS100 for wireless linking and sharing of your photos and videos.

A 20MP 1/2.3" CCD image sensor is pared with the DIGIC 4+ image processor to realize memorable image clarity, sensitivity up to ISO 1600, and a 2.2 frames per second shooting rate.A 12x optical zoom lens delivers a 25-300mm equivalent focal length, which handles wide-angle thru telephoto ranges to handle working in a wide array of situations. Intelligent IS image stabilization helps to diminish the display of camera shake and adjusts for eight unique types of camera movement:

Body type Ultracompact  
Max resolution 5152 x 3864  
Other resolutions 5152 x 2896 (16:9), 3648 x 2736, 2048 x 1536, 640 x 480  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 16:9  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
Processor DIGIC 4+  
ISO Auto, 100-1600  
White balance presets 5  
Custom white balance Yes  
Image stabilization Optical  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 25300 mm  
Optical zoom 12  
Maximum aperture F3.6 - F7.0  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (4X)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 5 cm (1.97)  
Macro focus range 1 cm (0.39)  
Number of focus points 9  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 2.7  
Screen dots 230,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type None  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 15 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority No  
Shutter priority No  
Manual exposure mode No  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes  
Flash range 4.00 m  
External flash No  
Flash modes Auto, on, off, slow synchro  
Continuous drive 0.8 fps  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 (at 1/3 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC card  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
Microphone port No  
Headphone port No  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description NB-11L/LH lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 200  
Weight (inc. batteries) 141 g (0.31 lb / 4.97 oz)  
Dimensions 100 x 58 x 23 mm (3.94 x 2.28 x 0.91)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
Timelapse recording No  
GPS None


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