Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is an affordable high-zoom digital compact camera with 16 Megapixels CCD image sensor and affordable price in india.

Key Features

  • 16 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 16x optical zoom lens (35mm equiv: 28-448mm)
  • Optical image stabilisation
  • 3.0 inch 230k dot LCD screen
  • Smart Auto mode
  • Full manual controls
  • 720p HD video recording
  • ISO 100-1600
  • 1cm minimum focusing distance
  • Creative filters
  • 0.8 fps continuous shooting
  • Available in red and black

If you are looking for something extra in a place and shoot camera, Canon SX170 IS has all of the features and capabilities to meet your requirements. This Canon powershot comes with full manual mode and boasts of 16 Megapixels CCD image sensor. A large 3 inch LCD and also a 16X optical zoom extensive angle lens makes it a affordability buy. This digital camera has the power to survive enough bumps and knocks rendering it a must have for the travel expeditions.

Design and Build Quality

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS doesn’t pose the same way as does other digicams within the PowerShot ambit. But the grip and hold at the camera present a tactile character of it. The grip at the right side offers a firm hold. At the top of the camera is a big mode dial that lets you access Auto modes, semi-auto modes (Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority), digital filters, scene modes, video recording and other features. You cannot obviously place the camera inside your jeans’ pocket, the look itself validates that but it will slide in to your jacket pocket easily. You operate zoom via a switch around the shutter button, the zoom experience is amazing. There is flash unit at the roof of the camera, you can work on it manually, via a dedicated button you can access different function for flash.

Screen and Menus

In Canon PowerShot SX170 IS, screen is the only viewfinder for framing your shots. The screen is articulated, fixed and TFT type. It’s size is 3 inches and resolution is 230k dot. The only good part is you can have Live View before shoot. Those who have been using Canon’s digicams would be quite familiar to the menu system at work. It is simple and sober. There is a function button at the back of the camera that lets you access quick menu for settings used generally in the camera. At the juncture you can alter settings like white balance and sensitivity, if your shooting mode is either semi-automatic or fully manual. Weight including batteries is 251 grams and dimensions are 108 x 71 x 44mm (WxHxD).

Video Mode

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS orders 6 stabilization modes, high-speed AF and intelligent Image-stabilization for both videos and images. You can shoot videos at HD 1280×720 aspect pixels at frame rate 30/25 fps or at 640×480 at 30fps. You can also shoot stills while recording. The HDMI connector lets you view what you have worked up on, on your HDTV. The video gets encoded in MP4 H.264. The audio comes in stereo format.


Canon PowerShot SX170 IS derives life from a rechargeable Li-Ion NB-6LH battery. The ECO mode on the camera, as Canon states, when turned on adds up to 46% more on battery life. The camera would prove a boon for traveling and holidaying photographers. Under CIPA ratings you can get 300 shots on single full charge.


Sensor for Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is a CCD type with intelligent image-stabilization and 16 megapixels. Size for the sensor is 1/2.3 inches. The DIGIC 4 processor though helps to attain sharp and quality images.

Canon Powershot SX170IS 16MP Digital Camera Price: Rs. 10,926 /-