- Model- PowerShot SX170 IS
- LCD- 3.0 inch 230k dot LCD screen
- Lens- 16 megapixel CCD sensor, 16x optical zoom lens
- Video Resolution- 720p HD video recording
- Memory Card Slot- SD, SDHC, SDXC
- Battery Life- Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
*01 Year Service Warranty
PowerShot SX170 IS: Travel-zooms look like compact P&S digital cameras, but they feature extra long zoom lenses (typically 10x to 25x) and manual exposure options that are not included on the little auto-exposure only cameras. The Powershot SX170 IS is Canon’s latest travel zoom, the little brother to the class champ Canon SX280 HS. At first glance the Canon Powershot SX170 IS looks like a new digicam, but under the hood is an incredible collection of older hardware. The SX170 IS is driven by the proven DIGIC4 processor (rather than the newer DIGIC5), captures images and HD video (at 720p rather than the newer 1080p) via its CCD (rather than the newer CMOS) sensor, features a simplified AF system, eschews the current standard Canon (460k) LCD for the coarser 230k LCD of earlier generations of Canon point and shoots, utilizes the same 16x zoom as its predecessor, and finally provides no GPS, no Wi-Fi, and no touchscreen controls. When compared to the SX280 HS the SX170 IS appears to come up a bit short.