Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Specifications

IMAGE SENSOR

Type

1/2.3 type CCD

Effective Pixels

Approx. 16.0M

Colour Filter Type

Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type

DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

LENS

Focal Length

5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 - 448 mm)

Zoom

Optical 16x
ZoomPlus 32x
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 64x

Maximum f/number

f/3.5 - f/5.9

Construction

11 elements in 9 groups (1 UD lens, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)

Image Stabilisation

Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 2.5-stop¹. Intelligent IS

FOCUSING

Type

TTL

AF System/ Points

AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre)

AF Modes

Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE¹, Tracking AF

AF Point Selection

Size (Normal, Small)

AF Lock

On/Off Selectable

AF Assist Beam

Yes

Manual Focus

Yes

Closest Focusing Distance

1 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering modes

Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (Centre)

AE Lock

Yes

Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments.
Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction

ISO sensitivity*

AUTO, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

SHUTTER

Speed

1 - 1/3200 sec. (factory default)
15 - 1/3200 sec. (total range - varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type

TTL

Settings

Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

COLOUR MATRIX

VIEWFINDER

LCD MONITOR

Monitor

7.5 cm (3.0") TFT, Approx. 230,000 dots

Coverage

Approx. 100%

Brightness

Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

FLASH

Modes

Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro

Slow Sync Speed

Fastest speed 1/2000 sec.

Red-Eye Reduction

Yes

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Face Detection FE. Safety FE, Smart Flash Exposure

Flash Exposure Lock

Yes

Manual Power Adjustment

3 levels with internal flash

Built-in Flash Range

50 cm - 3.0 m (W) / 60 cm - 2.0 m (T)

External Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

SHOOTING

Modes

Smart Auto (32 scenes detected), Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, FaceSelf-Timer, Low Light (4.0MP), Snow, Fireworks), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Discreet, Movie

Modes in Movie

Smart Auto (21 scenes detected), Standard, Program AE, Portrait, Snow, Fireworks, Miniature Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect

Photo Effects

My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Drive modes

Single, Continuous, Continuous with AF, Self-Timer

Continuous Shooting

Approx. 0.8 shots/sec
with AF: Approx. 0.5 shots/sec.
with Live View: Approx. 0.6 shots/sec
(all speeds are until memory card becomes full)¹²

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION

Image Size

4:3 - (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480
16:9 - (L) 4608 x 2592, (M1) 3264 x 1832, (M2) 1920 x 1080, (S) 640 x 360
3:2 - (L) 4608 x 3072, (M1) 3264 x 2176, (M2) 1600 x 1064, (S) 640 x 424
1:1 - (L) 3456 x 3456, (M1) 2448 x 2448, (M2) 1200 x 1200, (S) 480 x 480
Resize in playback (M2, S)

Compression

Superfine, Fine

Movies

(HD) 1280 x 720, 25 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps
Miniature Effect (HD, L) 5fps, 2.5fps, 1.25 fps

Movie Length

(HD) Up to 4 GB or 29 min. 59 sec.¹
(L ) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour²

FILE TYPES

Still Image Type

JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant

Movies

MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (stereo)]

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers

Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge

PictBridge

Yes

OTHER FEATURES

Red-Eye Correction

Yes, during shooting and playback

My Category

Image tagging feature

Intelligent Orientation Sensor

Yes

Histogram

Yes

Playback zoom

Approx. 2x - 10x

Self Timer

Approx. 2 or 10 sec., Custom

Menu Languages

English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Greek, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Farsi, Hindi, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese

INTERFACE

Computer

Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)

Other

A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

MEMORY CARD

Type

SD, SDHC, SDXC

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh

Windows 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.8

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing

ImageBrowser EX

Other

PhotoStitch

POWER SOURCE

Batteries

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-6LH (battery and charger supplied)

Battery life

Approx. 300 shots
Eco mode approx. 440 shots
Approx. 420 min. playback

A/C Power Supply

Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40

ACCESSORIES

Cases / Straps

Soft Case DCC-750

Flash

Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1,
Canon High Power Flash HF-DC2

Power Supply & Battery Chargers

AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC40, Battery Charger CB-2LYE

Other

Canon AV cable AVC-DC400ST, interface cable IFC-400PCU

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Operating Environment

0 - 40 °C, 10 - 90% humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

108.0 x 71.0 x 43.9 mm

Weight

Approx. 251 g (including battery/batteries and memory card)

Disclaimer

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods (according to CIPA Standards) except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

Footnote

¹ Depending on the image size selected.

¹ Values at maximum optical focal length. Cameras whose focal length exceeds 350mm (35mm equivalent) are measured at 350mm.

¹ Some settings limit availability.

¹ Under conditions where the flash does not fire.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.

¹ The following Speed Class memory cards are required for maximum record time: (HD) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 4 or above. (Full HD) 1920 x 1080 Speed Class 6 or above. (iFrame) 1280 x 720 Speed Class 6 or above.
² Depending on memory card speed / capacity / compression setting.