Canon PowerShot SX170 IS review

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Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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The SX170 IS takes great macro photos.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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An example of the 'toy camera' creative filter.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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Photos taken in low light can suffer from higher levels of noise.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

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An example of a photo taken with the Super Vivid creative filter.

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The original photo without the filter.

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For those users who like to post process their shots, photos taken with the PowerShot SX170 IS provide a good start to get the look you want. This shot was taken with the monochrome creative filter, and then had the contrast levels adjusted.

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The original photo, before post processing.

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The PowerShot SX170 has a full manual mode, allowing users to take full control of their shots.

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Colours are well represented and the SX170 does a great job on auto mode.

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The SX170 sometimes struggles to expose correctly when dealing with backlit subjects.

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Shots taken with the macro setting create a pleasing shallow depth of field.