Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

PowerShot and IXUS digital compact cameras

PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Super easy, Canon quality 16x superzoom

Get 16x closer and shoot detailed 16 Megapixel photos and HD movies with ease using the compact, family-friendly PowerShot SX170 IS. Intelligent IS ensures sharp results even at long zoom.

  • Canon 16x optical zoom lens with 28mm wide-angle in a compact body. 32x ZoomPlus
  • 16 Megapixels for detailed shots and poster-size prints
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with Intelligent IS for sharp photos and steady movies
  • Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD with helpful Hints & Tips
  • Smart Auto mode detects 32 scenes (21 in movies) for point and shoot simplicity
PowerShot SX170 IS
  • 16x superzoom with wide-angle 16x superzoom with wide-angle
  • Zoom to 32x with great quality Zoom to 32x with great quality
  • 16.0 Megapixels 16.0 Megapixels
  • Steady shots in every situation Steady shots in every situation
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Auto mode with 32-scene detection Auto mode with 32-scene detection
  • 7.5 cm (3.0 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD
  • 720p movies with stereo sound 720p movies with stereo sound
  • Optimises people shots Optimises people shots
  • Various effects for more creativity Various effects for more creativity
  • Aperture and shutter speed control Aperture and shutter speed control
  • Energy saving for more shots Energy saving for more shots

Sample Images

PowerShot SX170 IS Product Tour

PowerShot Spring/Summer 2014 brochure

16x optical zoom, 28mm wide Canon lens

Get closer to all the family action with a Canon 16x optical zoom that lets you capture every occasion in superb detail; up to 32x closer with ZoomPlus. The 28mm wide-angle lens captures impressive landscapes and fits everyone in the frame for great group shots.

16 Megapixels

A 16 Megapixel sensor delivers detailed high-resolution images that can be printed at very large sizes (A3+) or cropped to achieve the desired composition.

Intelligent IS

Keeping photos and videos steady and sharp is easy - even when shooting at full zoom or handheld in low light - thanks to intelligent IS, which automatically adjusts the optical Image Stabilizer for different types of camera shake.

7.5 cm (3.0") LCD; Hints & Tips

A large, high quality LCD screen with wide viewing angle allows for easy framing, effortless menu navigation and pleasurable reviewing and playback of the results. Easy Hints & Tips help you understand your camera and improve your results.

Smart Auto (32 scenes)

Even complete beginners can effortlessly shoot high quality photos or movies with Smart Auto, which detects the scene and selects the optimal settings from 32 variables (21 in movie). Smart Auto is completely automatic - all you have to do is point and shoot.

HD movies

Effortlessly record high quality HD movies (720p) with stereo sound and optical zoom, with one touch of the dedicated Movie Record button. Intelligent IS reduces shake for sharper movies when shooting on the move or using the telephoto end of the zoom.

Fun Creative Filters

Experiment and have fun with a range of Creative Filters. Options include Fish-eye Effect to re-create the distortion of a fish-eye lens and Super Vivid to boost colour saturation. Use Miniature Effect in stills or movies to make scenes look like miniature scale models.

Full Manual control

Expand your creativity and take your photography to the next level with Full Manual control of shutter speed and aperture. Get as close as 1cm from your subject to capture beautiful hidden detail in Macro mode.

Eco Mode, Li-ion battery

Eco Mode reduces battery consumption allowing you to capture more shots from a single charge of the rechargeable Canon Lithium-ion battery.

What's in the box

PowerShot SX170 IS
  • Digital Camera PowerShot SX170 IS
  • Wrist Strap WS-800
  • Battery Pack NB-6LH
  • Battery Charger CB-2LYE
  • AC Cable
  • User Manual Kit

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology
Focal Length 5.0 – 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 448 mm)
Zoom Optical 16x
ZoomPlus 32x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 64x
Maximum f/number f/3.5 – f/5.9
Construction 11 elements in 9 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)
Image Stabilisation Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type TTL
AF System/ Points AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)
AF Modes Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size (Normal, Small)
AF Lock On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Closest Focusing Distance 1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)
AE Lock Yes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity* AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Speed 1 – 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
15 – 1/3200 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type TTL
Settings Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

LCD MONITOR

Monitor 7.5 cm (3.0”) TFT, Approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Manual Power Adjustment 3 levels with internal flash
Built-in Flash Range 50 cm – 3.0 m (W) / 60 cm – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Discreet, Movie
Modes in Movie Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Snow, Fireworks, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect
Photo Effects My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.8 shots/sec
with AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec.
with Live View: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size 4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)
Compression Superfine, Fine
Movies (HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 5fps, 2.5fps, 1.25 fps
Movie Length (HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L ) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction Yes, during shooting and playback
My Category Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback zoom Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.8

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Other PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life Approx. 300 shots
Eco mode approx. 440 shots
Approx. 420 min. playback
A/C Power Supply Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps Soft Case DCC-750
Flash Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE
Other Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST, interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9 mm
Weight Approx. 251 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)
Zoom ¹ Depending on the image size selected.
Image Stabilisation ¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.
AF Modes ¹ Some settings limit availability.
Continuous Shooting ¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
Movie Length ¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

Accessories & Supplies

Power

Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.

NB-6L

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

NB-6LH

A spare or replacement battery for your Canon digital compact camera with higher capacity than the NB-6L for longer shooting times. Genuine Canon batteries offer 100% compatibility, safety and performance.

CB-2LYE

A spare or replacement battery charger, perfect for travelling.

ACK-DC40

Power your Canon compact camera directly from a mains electricity supply. Ideal for shooting longer projects and powering the camera while it’s connected to a computer.

Softcases & Straps

Carry your compact camera comfortably and protect it from dust and scratches.

DCC-750

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera with a soft case when you are out and about.

DCC-2500

Protect your Canon PowerShot camera, accessories and travel documents using a multi-pocket Travel Case with a versatile multi-point strap for cross-body, neck or waist carrying options.

Flashes

Get creative with your lighting and explore new and exciting types of photography. Canon Speedlites deliver accurate flash exposures time after time, and is quick and simple to use.

High Power Flash HF-DC2

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

High Power Flash HF-DC1

Boost the range of your camera’s flash with a portable high-power flash unit. Includes a bracket that attaches to the camera. Can also be used remotely for creative lighting options.

Cables & Other Accessories

Stay connected with the correct interface cable.

AV Cable AVC-DC400 ST

Show photos and movies on TVs and displays that have composite video connections. Carries picture and stereo sound.

Interface Cable IFC-400PCU

Transfer photos and movies from your camera to a PC or Mac computer via USB. 1.5m (5ft) cable length.

irista

Manage, access and enjoy your photo library like never before