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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
 
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$149.00 - $219.96
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Summary: A 16-megapixel camera from Canon with a 3-inch LCD, 16x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: Superzoom digital cameras
About - Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

The Powershot SX170 IS is a 16-megapixel camera with 16x optical zoom and has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28mm-448mm. It has a 3-inch LCD (230,000 pixels).

Because of its long zoom lens, we consider this model a superzoom camera.

The Powershot SX170 IS stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPEG files at a top resolution of 4608 x 3456 and HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1280 x 720 and a frame rate up to 30p fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.
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The image stabilization system for this camera is optical.

The Powershot SX170 IS measures 4.3 inches wide by 2.8 inches high by 1.7 inches deep, and weighs 9 ounces (with battery, memory card, and strap).

About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
info Maximum aperture 3.5
info Shutter speed range 15 - 1/2000
info Optical zoom 16
info 35mm equivalent zoom ratio 28-448
info LCD size (in.) 3
info AA batteries No
info Viewfinder No
info Manual controls Yes
info Manual focus Yes
info Macro focus Yes
info Touch screen No
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