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- 12x Optical Zoom (25–300mm)
- 20.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
- Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button
- Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations
- ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life
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High-quality still images and video are practically effortless with the slim and stylish new Canon Powers hot ELPH 170 IS camera. The ideal tool for capturing everything from daily fun to special occasions, it's equipped with a powerful 12x Optical Zoom for maximum versatility, plus Intelligent IS to make images clear and almost shake-free even at high zoom lengths. Sharp, high-resolution imaging is fast and easy thanks to the 20.0 megapixel sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. Beautiful 720p HD video is as simple as pressing a button, while Smart AUTO intelligently selects just the right camera settings based on predefined shooting situations, so all different types of shots come out perfectly. The ideal all-in-one solution for storing, managing, sharing and viewing images and video.
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Stylish Ease, Outstanding Performance.
High quality still images and video are practically effortless with the slim and stylish new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera. The ideal tool for capturing everything from daily fun to special occasions, it's equipped with a powerful 12x Optical Zoom for maximum versatility, plus Intelligent IS to make images clear and almost shake-free even at high zoom lengths. Sharp, high-resolution imaging is fast and easy thanks to the 20.0 Megapixel* sensor and DIGIC 4+ Image Processor. Beautiful 720p HD video is as simple as pressing a button, while Smart AUTO intelligently selects just the right camera settings based on predefined shooting situations, so all different types of shots come out perfectly. Fun and easy-to-use Scene Modes such as Fisheye add instant creativity to your photography. And the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera can easily connect to Canon's optional new Connect Station CS100: the ideal all-in-one solution for storing, managing, sharing and viewing images and video.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Spectacular Lens Power for Stunning Images
12x Optical Zoom
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera features a 12x Optical Zoom so spectacular shots are within your reach. You'll love the flexibility it gives you when shooting with an amazing range of 25–300mm (35mm equivalent) in a slim, stylish compact camera. Plus, the Wide-Angle lens captures expansive image in every shot, adding depth, perspective and grandeur. Landscapes, city scenes, family shots and more benefit from the extra width. Whether you're shooting wide group shots or zooming to the telephoto end, your images are assured to be bright and clear.
Beautiful Images and Incredible Performance Start Here
20.0 Megapixel* sensor
Preserve all those special moments from weddings to vacations in stunning quality with the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera. The camera is equipped with a 20.0 Megapixel* sensor to help ensure that images are incredibly clear and beautifully detailed. The high level of resolution gives you the flexibility to be more creative with your shots: crop and enlarge any part of an image – you can be confident that the detail and resolution you need are there, even when you want to print and frame your photos.
DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera's DIGIC 4+ Image Processor features accelerated processing speed to create fast, responsive performance, giving you a shooting experience that's easy and natural. The DIGIC 4+ Image Processor also enhances image quality in several ways. Processing of high ISO shots has been shortened by 60% compared to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. This significantly reduces noise for brilliant color, smooth gradations, and beautiful detail even in low light. The processor also allows for the integration of electronic Dynamic IS. This advanced system compensates for multiple motion types, effectively preventing angular blur, shift blur, and blur caused by parallel movement and tilt shift. The result is images that are reliably sharp and clear at all lengths of the camera's powerful 12x Optical Zoom. The processor's highly efficient design also extends battery life.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
Gorgeous HD Video From Your Still Camera
720p HD video
Using the slim PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera, you can shoot high definition video anytime, anywhere. With a simple push of the dedicated movie button, you'll be able to instantly record every moment in motion. 720p HD video is smooth, vivid, and beautifully lifelike, making it an ideal way to capture special memories.
A Smarter Camera Means Better Photos and Videos
Getting that great shot is as simple as pressing the shutter button on the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera with Smart AUTO, which automatically detects scenes by assessing various factors in both the background and the subject. On the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, detected scenes are analyzed using 32 predefined shooting situations.
The camera then makes optimal settings to help ensure the best possible image capture, whether you're shooting stills or video. Smart AUTO also includes Advanced Subject Detection, which allows the camera to detect and track non-human moving subjects like animals and vehicles. With Smart AUTO, all you have to do is frame your shot and capture away.
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera provides shooting modes that easily give your shots a distinctly artistic feel without the need for any extra lenses and filters. You can make a quirky portrait using the Fisheye Effect or add a beautiful single-tone effect with Monochrome. Toy Camera Effect simulates a vintage look as if capturing the photo using a "toy" or pinhole camera.
Shooting Modes/Special Scene Modes
|Smart AUTO||The camera automatically selects the best shooting settings for optimal quality based on subjects and environmental factors to provide point-and-shoot simplicity.|
|Program||The camera automatically and intelligently selects the aperture/shutter speed combination based on the shooting conditions.|
|Live View Control||Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.|
|Portrait||Brings the subject into focus while beautifully blurring the background.|
|Face Self-timer||The camera waits for a face to enter the frame before releasing the shutter.|
|Low Light||For high quality image capture in an amazing range of dimly lit situations.|
|Fisheye Effect||Now you can get the fisheye effect – a classic photographic distortion – without a fisheye lens.|
|Miniature Effect||Give images a miniature look with an effect that emphasizes perspective by blurring the top and bottom of the image.|
|Toy Camera Effect||Simulates photos taken with "toy" or pinhole cameras, darkening the image at the edges to create a vignette effect.|
|Monochrome||Choose from three single-tone effects: Black-and-White, Sepia, or Blue.|
|Super Vivid||Super Vivid intensifies existing hues, saturating the scene with bright colors.|
|Poster Effect||Poster Effect combines several similar shades into one color, turning subtle gradations into eye-catching, scene-popping contrasts.|
|Snow||Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.|
|Fireworks||Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.|
|Long Shutter||Use to blur moving subjects for artistic effect, ideal for urban night photography.|
|Movie||Record video; unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.|
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
Your One-Stop Image Management Solution
Compatibility with Canon Connect Station CS100
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera connects via a simple USB cable to Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: the Canon Connect Station CS100. The Connect Station CS100 makes it easy to store (with up to 1 TB of hard drive space with the capacity for approximately 150,000 photos or up to 70 hours of video content)*, manage and sort images and videos by albums, date or device name with simple menus. From there, images and videos can be viewed on an HDTV via HDMI cable, sent to compatible wireless printers, viewed/uploaded/downloaded smartphones and tablets or PCs, and shared with other Canon Connect Stations and social networking sites.
* Calculated with approx. 6.6MB for each photo and with average 32Mbps Full HD video.
A Charge that Lasts as Long as a Memory
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera features ECO Mode to provide more shots per single charge through LCD monitor and camera power management. The mode can be activated via a dedicated button for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable or the moment is too exciting to put the camera down. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed so you won't miss the moment. When the fun with family and friends runs late into the evening, ECO Mode makes sure your camera keeps up.
Help You Won't Need Help to Find
The PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera is designed to be fun and easy to use, even for beginners. A Help Button on the camera's exterior brings up the help menu any time you need it, right on the LCD screen. From here, you can scroll through a variety of topics that answer your questions with clear explanations, offer helpful shooting advice, and show you diagrams highlighting the position of any buttons you'll need.
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I purchased this camera for a niece of mine and I decided to give it a test run before gifting it to her. Images are bright, crisp and clear for the most part. Videos are very good, just as good as my more expensive Sony camera, even though they are 720p. The focusing is fast and it is ready to take another picture pretty fast, especially if you aren't using the flash. Zoom is 12X optical, and even when zoomed out, the camera helps with camera shake. Small, will fit in a pocket. The LCD screen is only 2.7" - a little disappointed it doesn't have a 3" screen like most cameras now have.
What I recommend: If you have an older Elph model you're happy with, don't buy this camera for the higher MP. This has 20 MP and that DOESN'T make this a better camera. It's a ploy by almost all camera manufacturers to entice you to upgrade. Lower megapixel count is better almost all the time. Because if you try and blow these photos up into poster-size and you've cropped it a little before-hand, you will have very grainy-looking photos.
What comes in the box: Camera, wrist strap, battery and battery charger. You will need an SDHC card, I recommend a Class 10 as it will be faster and it's better if you're shooting videos. There is NO cable included to upload the photos to your computer and this doesn't have wi-fi. So you'll have to use a card reader or find a cable that fits this.
SDHC Card: Transcend 8GB Class 10 SDHC Card (TS8GSDHC10)
Card Reader: IOGEAR SD/MicroSD/MMC Card Reader/Writer GFR204SD (Green/Gray)
Note: Camera was purchased locally at Target since I had a gift card that was about to expire.
Size - I specifically like this camera for what it is - a small but powerful camera. I have an SLR, but to be honest, it sits in the closet for the most part. I don't want to be on vacation, at a family event like a wedding, or out with friends and have a big, clunky camera.
My brother once asked me when seeing me with my ELPH, "Who still carries a separate camera, when everyone has one on their phone?" Well, my answer to him was that phone cameras are great for their size, but really as cameras, they're not the greatest. And this is why I like this size of camera. It fits in a pocket and it takes excellent pictures. 12x zoom...dedicated camera...you'll get much better pictures than anyone else who is taking them with their phone, and then you can simply stick it back in your pocket again.
As far as specs, you can compare them yourself, but for me, I remember the days of film and the early days of digital cameras. The pictures I'm able to take today on a cheap camera with image stabilization and high resolution amaze me when I think of the past...but then I digress. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I really don't think you can go wrong buying a Canon or Nikon today, but size is of importance to me, and the size of this camera fits a nice balance between power and size.
The positives: It's small & easy to carry. It's easy to use, especially if you've owned a Canon camera previously. The LCD screen is adequate (the exact same size as the one on my old A470). It's not overly complicated to use if you're not a camera expert, just put it on AUTO, point & shoot. Maximum resolution pictures so far seem to be OK quality wise but take up a fair amount of space so buy an adequate SD card. No flash images are much better quality than my old A470. The flash is better as well, it has a longer range than my old camera.
The negatives: It doesn't come with any onboard storage for images. It doesn't come with a user guide. A manual is downloadable from Canon but that's up there with kissing your sister. It uses an uncommon battery (in the sense that you can't go into a convenience store & by batteries if yours fails). One strong point of my old A470 was that it uses AA batteries that you can get everywhere. Because it uses a special battery I had to buy an extra to always have a charged battery available. Not supplying onboard memory and using a special battery adds to the cost of the camera.
Conclusion: The camera is easy to use, does a good job. When you guy an SD card don't go too large unless you're going to take a LOT of pictures or do a lot of video. I had a spare 16GB SD card in desk and it's got space for literally thousands of max resolutions images. A 2GB card would probably be plenty for most people. If you're looking for an easy to use camera that takes good pictures this one will probably do you just fine. If you're a professional photographer and want to control every aspect of the shooting experience this likely isn't the camera for you.
No manual focus, not sure if you can select focus rectangle to be in center of shot.
You cannot force flash ON, has only two flash options AUTO and OFF
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I watched orientation by youtube but but don't find command by menu from camera
If someone can help..