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Canon Powershot SX170 IS ( 16.6 MP,16 x Optical Zoom,3 -inch LCD )

by Canon
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm ; 227 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 8676B011
  • ASIN: B00EPFE7QO
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 23 Aug 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,544 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Canon photo dig. 3'' 16mp 16x is vid.hd wifi eco red


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2.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, but takes poor pictures 3 April 2014
By Antman
I bought this camera as I had a trusty old PowerShot SX110 IS which was getting a bit old. I was really glad that a new version was out which, hopefully, did everything the old one did, but better.

In fact, mostly it does things a bit worse.

The Good Points
-the camera is small enough to fit in a (large) pocket), but nonetheless has an impressive...
-16X optical zoom
-the zoom toggle is intuitive and easy to use.
-The camera sits well in your hand.
-the battery lasts a good, long time
-the video comes out quite sharp and crisp.
-there are quite a few silly but fun photo effects
-you can mess about with the shutter speed, F-stop, etc. The wheel selection is a good system for that.
-it can snap pretty quickly if you don't use flash
-the macro can get pretty darn close to stuff (but you'll need good light, as the camera nose hides the flash)

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The Bad Bits
-my main criticism is simple: the camera takes poor pictures. When zoomed in to the true image size (1 pixel per pixel) the image is very pixalated and blurred. I suspect that the lens is not good enough to fully utilise the megapixels of the chip.
-the auto white balance is quite poor. Things come out grayish and flat. You can set the white balance by hand, but not in auto mode
-you get some odd chromatic aberrations around the edges of objects
-the focus detection isn't great - often it focusses on the background when you want the foreground in focus
-the flash takes quite a while to charge between shots
-the selector wheel functions also as several buttons - good in the last version, but in this one the buttons are too easy to press, so end up getting pressed accidentally while trying to rotate the selector wheel.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ideal 7 Feb 2014
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I bought this for my work, the photo's are clear .
The camera fits nicely into my forklift drivers pocket.
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