Photographers looking for a compact, versatile and inexpensive point-and-shoot camera have a new option in the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS. The 16-megapixel SX170 IS has a 16x 28-448mm optical zoom lens that lets you take pictures of subjects both near and far; and Intelligent IS minimizes camera shake to keep your photos sharp. TheSX170 IS also has 720p HD video and a 3-inch LCD display for composing photos and videos. And best of all – you get it all for under $200!
Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Key Features And Specs
- 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor
- 16x 28-448mm f/3.5-5.9 zoom lens
- Intelligent IS image stabilization with 6 modes
- 12.2 max burst rate (for 6 frames, then it slows to 9.4 FPS)
- 720p HD video
- 3-inch 230k-dot LCD display
- Smart Auto shooting mode
- PASM manual exposure modes
- Built-in pop-up flash
For the money, you aren’t going to find a more powerful point-and-shoot camera than the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS. It’s a little big for a pants pocket but it’s still very compact – especially considering the 16x optical zoom lens. TheSX170 IS is easy to use as well as versatile. It features Canon’s Smart AUTO shooting mode, which evaluates a scene and choose the best settings from over 30 pre-programmed scene modes. For more experienced photographers, it also has PASM manual shooting modes.
The official press release says the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS is “scheduled to be available in September,” so it should be in stores any day now. The suggested retail price is US $179.99.