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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom and 720p HD Video (Black)



The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera is a compact, point-and-shoot featuring a 16 megapixel 1/2.3″ CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high-resolution, well-detailed stills and HD 720p video. The processor also works to provide reduced noise levels and overall image clarity as well as power throughout the camera to enable a High Speed AF system and intelligent auto shooting modes. The built-in Canon 16x optical zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-448mm, covering wide-angle to telephoto lengths for shooting in nearly any environment. Intelligent IS image stabilization is also available and features six unique stabilization modes suited to different types of shooting. For image composition, playback, and menu navigation, a 3.0-inch 230k-dot LCD is available and features a wide viewing angle to support use in bright conditions. The SX170 IS also features a refined ergonomic design to increase comfort during use.

Product Features

  • Capture impressive 720p HD video in stereo sound with a dedicated movie button and zoom while shooting video
  • Large 3-inch TFT color LCD offers easy viewing even from a wide angle
  • 16 megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 image processor deliver enhanced image quality
  • Powerful 16x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Smart Auto intelligently selects the proper settings based on 32 predefined shooting situations

3 responses to “Canon PowerShot SX170 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 16x Optical Zoom and 720p HD Video (Black)”

  1. Amazon Customer "tcaseyrochester" says:

    Great Compact point & shoot for the money, battery is a non- issue Technology marches on. I am an avid amateur photographer with 50+ years of experience with every film and focal plane technology ever created. This camera is my latest “pocket camera” to have with me 24/7, it’s for those unique unplanned shots that always pop up when you least expect them and when your DSLR is just not an option to lug around with you all day.Some have criticized the change from AA sized batteries to a Canon propriety battery pack. Hogwash. Technology is going to…

  2. begoodorbegoodatit says:

    Great! I was sketical about buying this camera. It should be stated that I am not an owner of a DSLR or Nikon, although I’ve used those before so I know how some who may own those and buy a camera like this may be disappointed or find it less than great. I don’t really think it’s fair to rate this compared to those kinds of cameras so I am comparing it to my previous “point and shoot” camera.We had some traveling coming up and wanted a new camera since my current camera looks in…

  3. John Sturgeon says:

    The Day the Last 2-AA Battery, Travel & Field Camera – Died As some of you know, the Canon SX100 series are my favorite cameras. I always carry the latest model with me in a video-camera-shoulder-bag (i.e. – “purse” for dudes,) everyday, wherever I go. I have owned and used all of them from the SX100 to the SX160. I have long-considered the Canon SX100 line of cameras to be “The Best 2-AA-Battery All-Purpose Travel and Field Cameras Ever Made.” I have posted 5-star reviews of both the SX150 and SX160 here on Amazon during the last two years, and I have…

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