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PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 20MP 12x Opt Zoom Digital Camera - Silver
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS 20MP 12x Opt Zoom Digital Camera - Silver

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High quality still images and video are practically effortless with the slim and stylish new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS camera. Equipped with a powerful 12x Optical Zoom for maximum versatility. DIGIC 4+ Image Processor.
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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.

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.

Product Details:

  • 12x Optical Zoom (25-300mm) helps facilitate versatility while maintaining outstanding optical performance, along with Intelligent IS to help optimize image stabilization for virtually shake-free images in a wide variety of conditions.
  • 20.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor helps facilitate outstanding performance.
  • Shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.
  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings for the camera based on predefined shooting situations to help you create the best possible image.
  • Scene Modes such as Fisheye Effect, Toy Camera Effect and Monochrome provide creative freedom to capture your photos.
  • Compatibility with the Canon Connect Station CS100 device helps enable you to transfer images.
  • ECO Mode helps reduce power consumption for longer battery life.
    Help Button provides simple explanations and easy control of your settings.

Product Specifications:

Type - 20.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD
Total Pixels - Approx. 20.5 Megapixels
Effective Pixels - Approx. 20.0 Megapixels


Focal Length - 4.5 (W) - 54.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-300mm)
Digital Zoom - 4.0x
Focusing Range - Auto: 0.4 in. (1 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (T);, Normal: 2.0 in. (5 cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1 m) - infinity (T);, Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50 cm) (W), Infinity: 9.8 ft. (3 m) - infinity (W, T)
Autofocus System - TTL Autofocus


Optical Viewfinder - Not Available
LCD Monitor - 2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
LCD Pixels - Approx. 230,000 dots
LCD Coverage - Approx. 100%

Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture - f/3.6 (W), f/7.0 (T)
Shutter Speed - 1-1/2000 sec.
15-1 sec. (Long Shutter mode)

Exposure Control

Sensitivity - Auto, ISO 100-1600                                                             Light Metering Method - Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot
Exposure Control Method - Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Exposure Compensation - Still Images: ?2 stops in 1/3-step increments

White Balance

White Balance Control - Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom


Built-in Flash - Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Flash Range - 1.6 ft. - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 4.0m (W), (1.0m - 2.0m (T))
Recycling Time - 10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation - Not available

Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes - Auto, P, Live View Control, Portrait, Face Self-Timer, Low Light, Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter
Self Timer - Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom
Wireless Control - Not available
Continuous Shooting - Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode), Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)

Image Storage

Storage Media - SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format - Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format - Fine
JPEG Compression Mode - Still Image: Exif. 2.3 (JPEG), Video: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images (4:3 Aspect Ratio):
Large: 5152 x 3864
Medium 1: 3648 x 2736
Medium 2: 2048 x 1536
Small: 640 x 480
Wide: 5152 x 2896
Medium: 2560 x 1920 (in Low Light mode)

HD 1280 x 720: 25 fps
Miniature Effect HD 1280 x 720: 5 fps / 2.5 fps / 1.25 fps
Miniature Effect 640 x 480: 6 fps / 3 fps / 1.5 fps

Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File - Stills & Videos: Auto Rotate (Automatic vertical/horizontal detection), Image Advance (Transition Effects, Scroll Display), Rotate, Favorites, Smart Shuffle, Group Playback, Slideshow (Repeat, Interval, Effect)

Still Images: Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Overexposure Warning

Videos: Normal Playback, Skip Backward, Previous Frame, Next Frame, Skip Forward

Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes - Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images


Video Out - NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Audio Out - Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Other - SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Power Source - Battery Pack NB-11LH/NB-11L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90
Shooting Capacity - Approx. 200 shots, Approx. 255 shots in ECO Mode
Playback Time - Approx. 5 hours

Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature - 32-104-degrees F/0-40-degrees C
Operating Humidity - 10-90%
Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.92 x 2.27 x 0.89 in. / 99.6 x 57.6 x 22.6mm             
Weight - 4.97 oz. / 141g (CIPA standard), 4.37 oz. / 124g (Body only)

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