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Canon-powershot-sx170-is.33952258
8.8 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Reviews and Problems with Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

seems good...

abomb, Bestbuy
6 days ago
  • Summary: got this for a good price. salesman told me it had 4 times better resolution than my last digital camera--but so far, the pics on this one are not as...
  • Pros: ease of use
  • Cons: pic quality?
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 10
10
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 8
8.0

A step down from the previous model...

JeepCollector91, Canon
21 August 2014
  • Conclusion: I have owned a Canon SX100is for many years and it is the best camera I have ever owned. It has taken a beating and been dropped, thrown, left out in the rain, and still worked as good as new until finally the LCD display began having issues. I decided it was time to retire that camera and purchased the latest model expecting it to be just as reliable and even better at taking photo's and video.
  • Pros: Nice features/settings, durable, Bright LCD, Lightweight/Portable, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
  • Cons: Poor image quality, Poor Low-Light Performance, Short battery life, doesn't focus well when filming video
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Overall 6
6.0

and doesn't have a view window like the A590

Ray Jackson, Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this camera for my trip to Lake Tahoe. Haven't really put to the real test yet, but the screen display is a bit grainy compared to my current camera Power Shot A590. It's a little heavier than the Power Shot A590, and doesn't have a view window like the A590. In my opinion, the PowerShot SX170 is really no better than the A590, with exception that it has 16x zoom and 16 megapixels, and the A590 has 4x zoom with 8 megapixels and takes great pictures.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

User Review

kaw1977, Walmart
27 July 2014
  • Summary: Screen had a lot of tiny scratches on it even with all the packing was in place
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Overall 6
6.0

Great set, missing the memory card

Alice, Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: The set is great. The tripod, case, and camera all work very well. However, it was missing it's included memory card and it doesn't have a cord to connect it to a computer. I had to buy both separately.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Battery performance 4
4.0

User Review

Judi005, Walmart
15 June 2014
  • Summary: the only thing that was really disappointing was the picture your seeing is misleading. its smaller then the picture leads you to beleive.
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Overall 6
6.0

cannonSX170

Rick K., Amazon
31 May 2014
  • Summary: like the zoomm and wideshot , but disappointed with lack of instuctions that have to be downloaded , tripod was smaller than I expected
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon SX170is not up to task

Sprari, B&H Photo
21 April 2014
  • Excerpt: The Canon SX170is has a lot of handy features, seems to be sturdy, is easy to use, and will be good for the applications that most people need. I don't agree with some reviews stating that it is heavy or bulky. To the contrary, it seems reasonably compact and light weight. I would give it a "4" out of 5, were it not for the fact that it can't meet the primary needs for which I bought it; namely, to take closeup shots of nature subjects in field settings.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Small / Compact
  • Cons: No Viewfinder, Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointed.

John A.Negron, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: There were no directions on how to use it and what features it has.The spare battery does not hold a charge.screen fussy some times.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 6
6.0
Battery performance 10
10

User Review

staceyandkyle2boys, Walmart
8 April 2014
  • Summary: The camera isn't as good as I'd expected but it is a good camera for the price. The quality of the pictures aren't any better than my $99~ Nikon (which is much smaller). It is easy to use and the rechargeable battery is a plus (i still haven't had to charge and its been almost 2 weeks).
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