I bought this camera as a Christmas gift for my daughter in law who is a new mother and wants to take as many pictures as she can of my little 5 month old grandson, while he is growing up. It is very small and could be compared to the size of a normal sized cell phone. But do not let it's size fool you! This little camera takes pictures as good as my professional Canon Rebel does! But that should be expected with a camera that has 20 megapixels! If you take a lot of pictures with your cell phone and wish that it took better pictures, then this camera would be perfect to carry around in your pocket to use for picture taking, instead of using your cell phone. It is very, very small and easy to carry around on a walk outdoors or to a family gathering and then you can take all the pictures you want! I am seriously thinking about purchasing one for myself!
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Key Features and Benefits:
- 20.0MP 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 20.0MP 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.
- 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 - 300 mm (35 mm 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.
- 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.
- Smart AUTO
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.
- ECO mode
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 button
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.
- Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
- Canon NB-11L, Canon NB-11LH Battery
- Battery charger, wrist strap
Camera orientation detection, Face Detection, Built-in help guide, AE lock, Resizing an image, In-camera red-eye fix, Digital image rotation, I-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, Histogram display, Smart AUTO, Live View Control,
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0.90 x 3.90 x 2.30 Inches
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perfect hiking camera
I bought camera to take on hikes with me to capture beautiful scenery, and it is perfect. Light weight and small enough to fit in a small pocket in my backpack. I am not afraid to take camera out on a dirty rugged trail its durable enough and takes great pictures.
Canon PowerShot ELPH170 IS
Camera is a great bargain and very functional.
Christmas is full of surprises
I had broken my canon camera, which I had for 20 years, and wanted a new one for Christmas. So ordered this one as I knew Canon to be great. The day I got it.....my ex husband brought me one for my birthday. God is so good......and this camera is too! I'm positive.
I needed a new camera. I am not a photo expert, but the quality of the pictures are very good. I was able to make a small video and download to my computer. I am pleased with my purchase and the camera.
Nice camera for the money. Only wish it was able to download to computer via a cable instead of having to remove the SD card and use a card reader.
Durable and a Good Value
I take about 10,000 photos a year of houses. My needs are not high-end: My photos are viewed on the internet and PDF hardcopies. It's small and light weight and the quality of the photos is acceptable. I previously owned the elph 150, and whatever the comparable model was before that too. Each camera lasted about 3 years, which I found resonable considering the number of pictures I take. The reason for replacing the last camera was that the shutter was not fully closing after it powered-off.
It is ok
I used to have Canon camera which was able to connect with the computer through USB cord and it was a better and more convenient and easier design and option. I see they discontinued it and it is very bad. While someone may prefer the SD card reader others prefer the USB cord so they do not have to take out the card out of the camera. I guess the new style with the SD card reader is OK but I feel I was coerced to use it because Canon does not make camera I actually wanted.
Good camera for the price but ...
... it's not the best Canon PowerShot model we've owned. This camera has greater megapixels and zoom but our older camera had more user settings. This camera lacks many of the image settings and has a longer lag between photos, which has caused us to miss some moments. The purchase was based on our overall happiness with the previous model (ELPH120), which was given to my daughter. Still a good camera, especially when considering the price.
NO DATA CORD INCLUDED
THIS CAMERA DOES NOT COME WITH A DATA CORD FOR YOUR COMPUTER TO RETRIEVE YOUR PHOTOS...YOU MUST BUY THE CORD SEPARATELY!!
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