Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS vs Canon PowerShot SD550

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

59

Placeholder

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
25 mm
Really small
Size
Compact (100×58×23 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Thin
Thickness
0.9"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SD550

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
Size
Really small
Compact (90×57×27 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

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competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Canon PowerShot ELPH 180

Travel zoom

$118 - $119

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Travel zoom

$179 - $249

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon Coolpix A100

Nikon Coolpix A100

Compact

$100

Aperture Wider aperture
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SD550 Competitors

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Size Much larger
Canon PowerShot SD600

Canon PowerShot SD600

Compact

$380

Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Smaller
Sensor size Smaller sensor
Canon IXUS 165

Canon IXUS 165

Travel zoom

$140

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Narrower aperture

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