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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Blue) by Review Summary ,  Sep 28, 2015

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (Blue)
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 109 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 4.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Size4.8   above average
Zoom4.7   above average
Price4.6   average
Video4.6   above average
Photo4.0   below average
Quality3.9   average
Image3.6   below average


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Image

Image:
"The negatives: It doesn't come with any onboard storage for images."
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"The photo speed was unacceptable, and the quality was less than that of my cell phone."
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"Just so you don't think I am paid to do this here is dark side of this little ELPH.-I was never able to activate photo software that come with camera."
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"The photo that you preview on the view finder is not as good as the image that is down-loaded in a computer."
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"This is slightly different (operational wise) but takes GREAT photo and videos!"
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"Image quality is very good when there is enough light, and since it has a flash, it will do better than a smart phone in most low-light situations."
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"Finally found an easy to use camera that takes great pics and videos."
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"That's exactly what I did with this camera and now I have the pics and video to remember the fun."
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"The images are clear with little distortion except in very low light (most cameras have this problem - nothing unusual there and still better than our last pocket camera)."
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Photo

Photo:
"Takes good photos, not great photos, and it was easy to figure out how to use."
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"It was a choice between this and a comparable Sony.....decided on the more zoom that this had,and mega pixels.....while definitely not a high dollar camera,this does the job for me.....sharp crisp photos that is easily downloaded.....the downside is it did NOT come with a card,so I purchased a 32 separately,and am very pleased..... if you want an inexpensive camera that does a decent job,this is a good choice!"
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"It was a choice between this and a comparable Sony.....decided on the more zoom that this had,and mega pixels.....while definitely not a high dollar camera,this does the job for me.....sharp crisp photos that is easily downloaded.....the downside is it did NOT come with a card,so I purchased a 32 separately,and am very pleased..... if you want an inexpensive camera that does a decent job,this is a good choice!"
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"It's nifty as a camera it's light & fairly easy to use but download photo's is a complicated matter."
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"Remarkable, small, light weight camera the turns out well above average photos."
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"Takes great photos."
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"Well this little ELPH did deliver for me, photos I was taking come out pretty good, with little help of photo software and on my huge 70 flat screen even better."
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Price

Price:
"i guess it is sort of ok for the price but i would not recommend it at all"
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"excellent camera for the price tag."
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"I would recommend it for this price range."
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"It's a good camera for the price!"
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"Nice cam at low price"
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"It was a choice between this and a comparable Sony.....decided on the more zoom that this had,and mega pixels.....while definitely not a high dollar camera,this does the job for me.....sharp crisp photos that is easily downloaded.....the downside is it did NOT come with a card,so I purchased a 32 separately,and am very pleased..... if you want an inexpensive camera that does a decent job,this is a good choice!"
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Quality

Quality:
"The photo speed was unacceptable, and the quality was less than that of my cell phone."
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"The quality isn't bad and it is easy to use!"
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"But the picture quality is disappointing."
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"Image quality is very good when there is enough light, and since it has a flash, it will do better than a smart phone in most low-light situations."
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"She is able to take high quality video as well as still frames."
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"I have seen pictures she has taken and while zooinv in on everything and anything is not my photography style, the picture quality is good."
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"I was amazed to see the picture and video quality when I uploaded them on my pc."
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"The quality is pretty bad and not what i expected."
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Size

Size:
"Well, my answer to him was that phone cameras are great for their size, but really as cameras, they're not the greatest."
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"takes very nice pictures for a small cannon, very clear."
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"The LCD screen is adequate (the exact same size as the one on my old A470)."
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"The positives: It's small & easy to carry."
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"Small, and easy to use."
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"I think it's a great value for the price, plus its small size is handy."
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Video

Video:
"The videos were not bad, but the pictures were terrible and blurry."
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"This is slightly different (operational wise) but takes GREAT photo and videos!"
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"She is able to take high quality video as well as still frames."
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"Finally found an easy to use camera that takes great pics and videos."
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"That's exactly what I did with this camera and now I have the pics and video to remember the fun."
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"I was amazed to see the picture and video quality when I uploaded them on my pc."
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Zoom

Zoom:
"I HATE digital zoom!"
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"The zoom range is very big, but is best for daytime or flash."
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"The zoom on this camera is fantastic."
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"I was pleased with crisp clarity of the pictures, the beauty of the colors and the easy of the optical zoom."
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"It's a great way for her to learn about lighting and zoom scene."
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"I needed a small camera with a lot of megapixels and good optical zoom for an event I won tickets to."
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