Canon Ixus 170 and 160 – Compact, Sleek, Intuitive Point and Shoot Cameras

 

Canon has launched two new models in the IXUS range – IXUS 170 and IXUS 160 – targeted at consumers who desire a reliable, intuitive, point and shoot camera with superb quality image to capture daily moments.

The new IXUS 170 and IXUS 160 feature high resolution of 20.0 megapixel CCD at a competitive price point. Exuding the IXUS signature style of elegance in simplicity, the new cameras are thoughtfully designed in sleek and streamlined form factor. With ZoomPlus technology, an intuitive imaging technology unique to Canon which dramatically doubles the zoom range in both cameras, the IXUS 170 and 160 with optical zooms of 12x and 8x respectively, will now be able to achieve a zoom range of up to 24x and 16x respectively. Intuitive features such as Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) on the IXUS 170 and Smart Auto also enhance the fun and user-friendly experience, making photography a joy to rediscover.

“The new IXUS 170 and IXUS 160 were manufactured in line with the IXUS brand of providing images of remarkable quality at great value for the everyday user,” said Vinchy Sanchez, director for the Consumer Group, Canon Marketing (Phils.) Inc. “With intuitive features, users can expect a compact camera that delivers high image quality and usability.’’

Canon Ixus 170, Canon Ixus 170 Price

Canon Ixus 170

Outstanding image quality accessible to all

Powered by Canon’s DIGIC 4+ image processor, the 20.0 megapixels 1/2.3-type CCD sensor on both cameras will produce high-resolution images, even where cropping is required. In addition, both cameras are capable of producing HD movie of high clarity in high definition resolution at a cinematic frame rate of 25p (frames per second).

Encased within attractive and slim designs, the IXUS 170 has a 12x zoom lens with a 25-300mm range while the IXUS 160 features an 8x zoom lens with a range of 28-224mm. The IXUS 170 is versatile for wide group shots and close-ups of distant subjects. Despite the wide range of the zoom lens, the IXUS 170 is cleverly designed into a compact body, making it lightweight and conveniently pocket-sized.

Both cameras make use of Canon’s ZoomPlus technology – a technique that effectively doubles the zoom distance of the cameras with almost no loss in image quality. With ZoomPlus, the IXUS 170 and IXUS 160 can achieve 24x zoom and 16x zoom respectively.

Seamless operations for simple joy in photography

Consumers who enjoy taking pictures with minimal tweaking of settings will be able to trust in the camera’s technology to detect the optimal settings, the ease in operation to simply point and shoot is paramount. Understanding the needs of this group of photographers, the IXUS 170 and IXUS 160 are designed to be intuitive and straightforward to use.

The IXUS 170 is also equipped with the Intelligent IS technology, which instinctively corrects incidental movement while shooting to ensure image clarity.

The environment of the framed scene such as brightness, colors, depth etc. will be automatically analyzed with Smart Auto technology. Settings will then be adjusted to optimal levels to achieve the best image output. For example, when taking a shot of the sunset, the camera will emphasize the warm amber hue of the sky so subjects in the picture will be evenly exposed.

Canon Ixus 160, Canon Ixus 160 Price

Canon Ixus 160

Colors, Price, Freebies, Availability

  • The IXUS 170 will be available in Black, Silver and Blue, while the IXUS 160 will feature in Black, White and Red.
  • The Canon IXUS 160 sells for Php 4,998, with free 4GB SD card, camera case, and 1 year warranty.*
  • The Canon IXUS 170 sells for Php 7,998, with free 4GB SD card, camera case, and 3 year warranty.
  • Both models will be available in the market on mid-February 2015.

Product Specifications

IXUS 170

Dimensions: Approx. 99.6 x 57.6 x 22.6mm
Weight: Approx. 141g (CIPA Compliant)
Lens: 12x optical zoom IS (24x ZoomPlus)
Focal length: 25-300mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture: f/3.6-f/7.0
Image sensor: 20.0 mega-pixel 1/2.3 type CCD sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+
Maximum video quality: HD (1280x x720) at 25 fps
LCD: 2.7” (approx. 230,000 dots)
Connectivity: USB
Battery type: NB-11LH

Php 7,998, with free 4GB SD card, camera case, and 3 year warranty

IXUS 160

Dimensions: Approx. 95.2 x 54.3 22.1m
Weight: Approx. 127g (CIPA compliant)
Lens: 8x optical zoom (16x ZoomPlus)
Focal length: 28-224mm (35mm equivalent)
Aperture: f/3.2-f/6.9
Image sensor: 20.0 mega-pixel 1/2.3 type CCD sensor
Imaging processor: DIGIC 4+
Maximum video quality: HD (1280x x720) at 25 fps
LCD: 2.7” (approx. 230,000 dots)
Connectivity: USBBattery type: NB-11L

Php 4,998, with free 4GB SD card, camera case, and 1 year warranty*

*Available at Lazada in Red and White.

 

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife’s cooking so much he’s now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman – his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, “Notwithstanding Pigs,” initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.