The SX170 IS is much the same as its SX160 IS predecessor with a 16x optical zoom and 16 megapixel CCD sensor, though it's no longer powered by AA-batteries. It now offers a rechargeable lithium-ion pack, and the compact super zoom is overall slightly lighter and smaller than the SX160 IS. The SX170 includes 32 predefined auto settings that it can select for you. Alternately, it offers program, shutter priority, aperture priority, and manual modes for more control.
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Compact Camera
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- 16 MP 1/2.3”CCD Sensor
- 28-448mm equivalent F3.5-5.9 image stabilized lens (16x optical zoom)
- ISO 100-1600
- 3” TFT Color LCD with 230,000 dots
- 1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps) HD video
- Smart Auto selects the best of 32 predefined settings + PSAM
- 6 different stabilization modes for different shooting conditions
Canon SX170 upgrade from the SX160 - Probable death of the series
Dreadful move by Canon. This was a barely mid-level slightly large compact in a world where only the lowest level offerings typically feature AA batteries. Those who cherish the inconvenient Li-Ion power source are showered with options, have been for years and are more so in the last 3-4 as just about every manufacturer surrenders to complaints of 350 instead of 380 pics on a charge despite the considerable tradeoff to get those extra minutes. The scarcity of AA cameras and abundance of ...