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The SX170 IS takes great macro photos.
An example of the 'toy camera' creative filter.
Photos taken in low light can suffer from higher levels of noise.
An example of a photo taken with the Super Vivid creative filter.
The original photo without the filter.
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.
The original photo, before post processing.
The PowerShot SX170 has a full manual mode, allowing users to take full control of their shots.
Colours are well represented and the SX170 does a great job on auto mode.
The SX170 sometimes struggles to expose correctly when dealing with backlit subjects.
Shots taken with the macro setting create a pleasing shallow depth of field.