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PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Blue
Slim & Stylish Cameras
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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.
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.
* Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 12x Optical, 4x Digital and 48x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
20.0 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CCD
Approx. 20.5 Megapixels
Approx. 20.0 Megapixels*
*Image processing may cause a decrease in the number of pixels.
4.5 (W) - 54.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 25-300mm)
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)
2.7-inch TFT Color LCD with wide viewing angle (4:3)
Approx. 230,000 dots
f/3.6 (W), f/7.0 (T)
15-1 sec. (Long Shutter mode)
Auto, ISO 100-1600
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Facial brightness is evaluated in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Manual Exposure, Program Shift, Safety Shift, AE Lock
Still Images: ±2 stops in 1/3-step increments
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom
* Camera automatically sets the optimal ISO speed according to shooting mode.
Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off
Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
1.6 ft. - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 4.0m (W), (1.0m - 2.0m (T))
Image brightness may diminish depending on the shooting distance
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
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
Approx. 10-sec. delay/approx. 2-sec. delay/custom*
* Delay time (0-15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1-10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Normal: Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (in P mode)
Normal: Approx. 2.2 shots/sec. (in Low Light mode)
Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically. Differs depending on the zoom position.
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
Image Recording Format
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
Note: F=Fine* When in Low Light.• The approximate number of images recordable on memory cards other than the above can be calculated by using the above figures as a reference and extrapolating accordingly.
*1 Using an SD Speed Class 10 / UHS-I compatible memory card.
• Recording stops automatically once the file size reaches 4 GB or the memory card becomes full.
• Recording may stop unexpectedly if a memory card with a low Speed Class is used.
*2 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
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)
Single, Index (6-100 thumbnails), Magnification (2-10x), Information Display, Red-eye Correction, i-Contrast, Resize, Overexposure Warning
Normal Playback*1, Skip Backward*2, Previous Frame*3, Next Frame*3, Skip Forward*2
Displays playback position and shooting time
*1 Audio settings available in 5 levels
*2 Approximately 4 seconds
*3 Slow motion available
Select Image, Select Range, Select All Images
The image data in the memory card stored with the Design rule for Camera File systems format can be erased (however, protected images cannot be erased). Using the Movie editing function, sections of the movie can be deleted.
NTSC/PAL (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
Monaural (dedicated connector (female) with unified type of digital, audio and video)
SD memory card slot; direct connection to Canon SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers & PictBridge compatible printers
Battery Pack NB-11LH/NB-11L, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC90
Approx. 200 shots
Approx. 255 shots in ECO Mode
Approx. 5 hours
Dimensions (W x H x D)
3.92 x 2.27 x 0.89 in. / 99.6 x 57.6 x 22.6mm
4.97 oz. / 141g (CIPA standard)
4.37 oz. / 124g (Body only)All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you PowerShot ELPH 170 IS that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
AV Cable AVC-DC400
The AVC-DC400 Video Interface Cable is used to connect your Canon PowerShot SD Series Digital Camera to most televisions via the RCA type video-in terminals. It allows viewing of recorded images from the Canon Powershot Digital Cameras.
Adapter kit for the NB-11L.
Battery Charger CB-2LF
Charger for the NB-11L batteries. Compact and lightweight, the CB-2LF plugs directly into an AC outlet.
Battery Pack NB-11L
Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery ( mAh).
Battery Pack NB-11LH
Battery Pack for selected ELPH and SX-series models.
Delux Case PSC-3200
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the PowerShot SX series digital camera safely and securely.
Delux Case PSC-3200
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the PowerShot SX series digital camera safely and securely.
Deluxe Leather Case PSC-2060
Protect your digital camera from scratches, dust and dirt with this deluxe, cowhide leather case.
Deluxe Soft Case PSC-600
Deluxe Leather Case designed to fit the select PowerShot A series and ELPH series digital cameras safely and securely.
High-Power Flash HF-DC2
Powerful slave flash, fired by the camera's pre-flash. Effectively doubles the flash range of the camera. Comes with mounting bracket.
Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
The Canon IFC-400PCU USB Interface Cable enables you to transfer your camera pictures to a computer fast. The cable connects to your camera and to the USB port on your PC or MAC Computer. Comes standard with the EOS 1Ds Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D Mark III, 1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II N, 1D Mark II, 5D Mark II, 7D, 5D, 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, Digital Rebel XTi, Digital Rebel XT and Digital Rebel. Please see Compatibility tab for compatible models.
PowerShot Case PSC-55
This black leather case was designed specifically for most PowerShot SD series cameras for added protection so you can take them wherever you go.
PowerShot: CarePAK PLUS (2YR)
CarePAK PLUS offers protection from accidental damage such as drops, spills, power surges, and more, including normal wear and tear, beyond the standard warranty period. It also includes Image Recovery (included with Cameras, Camcorders, and Printers with a memory card slot only), priority repair service, free return shipping, $0 deductible, genuine Canon factory service with only genuine Canon parts, and is transferable if you sell or gift your product. With a CarePAK PLUS, a damaged product will be repaired to good working condition or replaced with an equivalent product.
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