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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS over the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS.
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX160 IS

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Battery life Longer battery life 380 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $112.89 vs $129.99
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The best price we've seen is $17 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Canon SX170 IS

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Weight Slightly lighter 251 g vs 291 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent travel zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
              1 cm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX160 IS:$112.89
              SX170 IS:$129.99
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              1,600 ISO
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              0.8 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              SX160 IS:720p @ 25fps
              SX170 IS:720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              f/3.5
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              Compared to recent travel zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $219 - $230

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $250

              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $232

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $136 - $177

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Competitors

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              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $139

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS.

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              Avatar for robert scott robert scott (5:06 PM, January 14, 2014)
              This camera has only a 1/2.3" CCD Sensor (6.17mm x 4.55mm).
              We've all seen dodgy images from high megapixel cameras and know that after a point, megapixels don't matter for most people – a 16 MP compact isn't
              ever going to be as good as a 12 MP Full Frame DSLR. What does matter is the Sensor Size!
              The cameras sensor sizes are:
              1/3.2"(4.54 x 3.42mm)
              1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55mm) Canon SX160 IS
              (0.617x0.455cm)=0.281cm2 Pickle density 16MP/0.281=57MP/cm2 Quality starts at 5MP/cm2.
              1/1.7"(7.60 X 5.70mm)
              2/3" (8.80 X 6.60mm)
              1/1.2"(10.67x 8.0mm)
              Micro Four Thirds 4/3"(17.30x13mm)
              1" (12.8X9.60mm), mostly Video Cameras.
              1.5"(18.70X14.00mm)
              APS-c (Canon) 22.20X14.8mm
              APS-C 23.60x15.60mm
              APS-H 27.9 x 18.6mm
              Full Frame 36.00 x 24.00 mm
              Higher-end Compacts – With demand growing and the price of producing larger sensors falling, there are a growing number of higher-end
              compact cameras with larger sensors. For example the Fujifilm X20 has a 2/3-inch (8.8 x 6.6 mm) sensor Price: $445.50, while the Sony RX100 has an even bigger 1-inch sensor (12.8 x 9.6 mm). Price: $548.00. The Canon G1 X even boasts a 1.5-inch sensor (18.7 x 14 mm) Price: $579.00.
              So you get what you pay. If you want to take crude pictures then you go for Cameras sensor size 1/3.2" or1/2.3" without extras at around $100.
              If you needs more decent pictures, and not to discredit yourself on Facebook then you go for around 1"(12.80x9.60mm). Don't be fooled by
              megapixels. This is an illusion and deception. Concentrate at lenses quality, and CCD sensor. A 6 MegaPixel camera with good quality pixels, can
              outperform a 24 MegaPixel camera with bad quality pixels. Choose a good camera, and care for your pixels.
              What sensor processor is nominal for a 16MP camera (digital processor) ?
              x=16/5 = 3.2cm2 or at least a light sensor 1.5" (18.70X14.00mm) a 2.62cm2 LIGHT PROCESSOR.
              The most expensive parts of a digital camera are Lenses and light CCD sensor. Installing a 16MP processor in a camera with dodgy lenses,
              and a dodgy light sensor 1/2.3"(6.17 x 4.55mm) at Canon SX160 IS an illusion, delusion and deception.
              In fact this camera commpites at x=sensor 0.281cm2x5MP/cm2 = 1.4 MP camera.