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Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170

alaTest has collected and analyzed 985 reviews of Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The performance and size also get good comments. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and flash, while opinions about the shutter and storage are mixed.

usability, size, performance, price, portability

memory, flash, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The price and image quality also get good feedback, whereas the memory and durability get less positive opinions.

usability, image quality, price, portability, performance

durability, memory

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 350 user reviews of Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the flash and low light performance. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Canon IXUS 170 / PowerShot ELPH 170 IS / IXY 170 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the focus. The price is also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the memory and usability, while the image quality and size get mixed views.

price, focus

usability, memory

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot Elph 170 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot Elph 170 IS omits a lot of features that we're used to seeing in pocket cameras, but hits a price point that's decidedly affordable.

12x zoom lens. Inexpensive. Very small. Quick startup and focus. Stabilized lens. Help mode.

Low-res rear display. No Wi-Fi. Omits Canon Creative Shot. Video limited to 720p.

Performance and Conclusions The Elph 170 IS starts and captures an in-focus image in about 1.7 seconds and can lock focus in just about 0.1-second. Its continuous shooting speed, about 0.7 frames per second, isn't terrific, but you can shoot at that...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is an affordable and versatile ultra-compact digicam. Easy to carry and very easy to use, this is a great camera for everyday use. With a MSRP of US $149.99, it will not break the bank either. Read more in our Full...

Smart Auto shooting mode allows anyone to use the camera ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record 720p HD video ; Optical IS helps handheld shooting in both still and video capture ; Bright LCD is easy to see in all shooting...

Noticeable noise in all images ; No Full HD video capture ; Weak built-in flash ; Sub-Par shooting performance ; No HDMI output for HD movies on an HDTV ; Very short battery life in normal shooting modes

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is an affordable and versatile ultra-compact digicam. Easy to carry and very easy to use, this is a great camera for everyday use. With a MSRP of US $149.99, it will not break the bank either. Read more in our

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

 

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera : Canon releases the PowerShot ELPH 170iS. High quality pictures and movies are practically effortless with the slim and stylish new PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera. The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS...

The Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS digital camera connects via a simple USB cable to Canon's brand new photo and video storage device: the Connect Station CS100. The Canon Connect Station CS100 makes it easy to store (with up to 1TB of hard drive space...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : William Brawley (imaging-resource.com)

Canon 170 IS Review

 

Affordability is the name of the game with the refreshed Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS. Featuring a slim, compact design the update to the ELPH 150 IS keeps things simple and budget-friendly by leaving out Wi-Fi connectivity and opting for a 20-megapizel...

Offered in three different colors -- blue, silver or black -- the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS will be available in February at a retail price of US$149.99.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Canon IXUS (ELPH) 160/165/170

 

Canon has gone against the tide that supposedly swept away the possibility of new and exciting entrants in this camera category, and has done so with compact and very affordable units that provide what cameraphones lack: long range optical zoom and...

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Canon IXUS 170

 

The IXUS range are the nearest thing to a ‘point and shoot' camera from Canon who are best known for their high end DSLR cameras used by the majority of professional photographers. This is small – fits easily in a pocket – and is very easy to use.

The Canon Ixus 170 compact digital camera measures 9.8x5.5x2cm when closed; the last figure can increase by up to 4cm when the lens is fully extended. It weights 138grams. My unit was metallic blue but they do other colours. Just because it is small...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A camera that takes good pictures

 

The photographs I have taken with the camera so far have been clear and sharp. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it if I had a chance to do it over again.

Small, easy-to-use, takes nice photos, has a handy carrying strap, and it was priced at $10 off.

It didn't come with a carrying case or Flash Card.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A camera that takes good pictures

 

The photographs I have taken with the camera so far have been clear and sharp. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase it if I had a chance to do it over again.

Small, easy-to-use, takes nice photos, has a handy carrying strap, and it was priced at $10 off

It didn't come with a carrying case or Flash Card

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A Worthy Alternative to Cell Phone Photography

 

It offers 20 MP and is much easier to use than a cell phone. A great alternative to snapshots. You'll have to do image editing and uploading via a desktop or laptop, but the quality of photos is so much better than your average cellphone, or even the...

Compact: smaller than a deck of cards. Great optical zoom. Lightweight but sturdy. Good low-light performance. Easy to manipulate. Low price for the performance.

Lack of shooting options; this is primarily a fully-automatic camera, but if you have basic photo editing skills, no big deal.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (bhphotovideo.com)

Fantastic Zoom capabilities

 

I bought this camera to replace a Canon PowerShot A4000 that I had inadvertently broken by pressing on the lens when trying to open the battery compartment. I wanted one with a better zoom and all of the pluses of my old camera. Other than the position...

Feb, 2016

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