PowerShot cameras offer shooting modes that make it easy to take perfect photos in a wide range of shooting situations by providing intelligent presets with optimized settings.
Manual You have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually.
Aperture-Priority You set the aperture, controlling depth-of-field. The camera automatically selects the shutter speed.
Shutter-priority You select the shutter speed to stop or blur action, and the camera finds the appropriate aperture. With slow exposure times, Canon's noise reduction system activates to ensure low image noise.
Program Access advanced exposure compensation features while shooting mostly automatically.
Live View Control Enables Brightness, Color, and Tone adjustments to your images using easy-to-understand controls.
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.
Portrait The camera sets a large aperture, focusing the subject and artistically blurring the background to make your subject “pop.”
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.
Snow Shoot clear snow scenes without darkened subjects or an unnatural bluish tint.
Fireworks Create brilliant images of skyrocketing fireworks.
Creative Filters This setting provides easy access to special filter effects and scene modes, such as Toy Camera Effect, Poster Effect, Monochrome and more.
Discreet Mode Disables flash, AF assist beam, and all camera sounds with one mode dial setting so you can capture images in quiet areas.
Movie Record video in stereo sound. Unwanted scenes can be deleted in playback mode.
Actual results may vary from examples shown above.
Final image may vary depending on picture composition.
Special Scene Modes with Creative Filters
Special Scene Modes have fun and creative filters you can add to your photos without having to use a computer. You can make a quirky portrait using a Fisheye Lens 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. Make a scene appear like a small-scale model with Miniature Effect, when shooting from a high vantage point. Super Vivid enhances an image for bright, intense colors while Poster Effect alters the contrast of an image for poster-like presentation.
The PowerShot SX170 IS camera takes energy conservation to the next level with ECO Mode, which provides more shots per single charge through monitor and camera power management. ECO Mode can be activated for easy power preservation when an outlet is unavailable. ECO Mode quickly wakes the camera from sleep when a button is pressed or with a touch of the LCD screen. With ECO Mode, you can be sure that your camera will keep up when fun with family and friends runs late into the night!
Available in 30 Languages
There are now a total of 30 display languages from which you can choose: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian and Vietnamese.
Best Purchase ever
I love this camera. I bought it, at a major retail store. It is very user friend. The quality of the zoom and the megapixels have to be seen to be believed for the quality pictures. I shared the camera with those at work, and we could see and take pictures of the cars across the street, the stadium and the parking lot, like we were looking at it.
While is it not a DSLR camera, it is as close as you get, without the cost or the complexity. My only recommendation would be to make it a little slender but it really is not that bulky, plus the flash is manual and will only come on once it is manually flipped. Really, these are such minor things on the camera, that they are not even worth complaining about. Plus the rechargeable battery holds the charge for a long time.
I love this camera.
February 27, 2014
Best Camera Ever!
I really like the size of the camera. It is like a mini "fancy camera." For my school i am in a yearbook class and taking pictures is extremely easy. The only thing that is complicated about it is that the settings are difficult once you first get it. But overall i really like this camera! :)
January 12, 2014
I had no idea!
I recommend reading the Manuel online I had no idea this camera I just got for my birthday could do so much! Takes way better pictures than my iPhone. I am more than satisfied with this camera.
January 5, 2014
Great camera so far
I've had this camera for about a month. It is replacing a Canon PS A710IS, which has served me flawlessly for several years. The A710 still works great, but being it's only 7.1 megapixels, I decided to upgrade to the SX170IS. So far I haven't been disappointed. The SX170 has the same features as my old camera, including full manual control. This was important to me. I have a much more expensive Canon digital SLR, but this camera is my everyday and travel camera and I like the flexibility. So far, I've seen no trouble with battery life. The A710 used 2 AA batteries, so they were always readily available if my rechargeable sets died, so I was a bit hesitent to move to a proprietary battery. I ordered an extra battery which I keep charged and I think it will be okay. I haven't even run down a battery fully yet. One of the only cons I've found with this camera is that some settings are done by rotating the wheel on the back of the camera. This wheel also allows you to press on 4 sides (N, S, E, W) to control other functions. The problem is when trying to rotate the wheel, it's really easy to accidentally press it. You have to rotate it very gingerly and it seems I always end up pressing something I shouldn't and getting another setting that I have to cancel and try and go back to rotating the wheel. The wheel doesn't turn so easily, so you almost have to apply pressure. This could be a problem if you are really in a hurry to get a shot, but need to adjust a setting that uses the wheel. The only other thing, which is not a big deal, is you have to manually flip the flash up to use it. It would be nice if it could automatically pop up if needed.
December 28, 2013