Canon launches compact and user-friendly cameras IXUS 170 and IXUS 160

Canon has just added two new models to its IXUS range of compact digital cameras, the IXUS 170 and IXUS 160.

“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.’’

IXUS 170

The new IXUS 170 features a 20MP CCD sensor along with a 12x zoom lens with a 25-300mm range, this makes the camera capable of producing high-resolution images and HD movies with a cinematic frame rate of 25p. Despite it bearing a very capable zoom lens, the IXUS 170 manages to impress with its compact and lightweight body; convenient for when you need a camera to document daily activities with. Designed for seamless operations, the IXUS 170 comes equipped with the Intelligent Image Stabilization (IS) technology, which automatically corrects incidental movement while shooting so images come out clear.

Key Specifications:

  • 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

IXUS 160 

Sporting the same sensor as the IXUS 170 and an 8x zoom lens with a range of 28-224mm, this compact snapper boasts of superb image quality perfect for capturing moments. Its zoom lens is efficiently paired with Canon’s ZoomPlus technology that doubles its zoom range, so you get that perfect shot even from afar. Housed in a slim and streamlined form factor, the IXUS 160 (and the IXUS 170) is not only a looker with a DIGIC 4+ image processor powering its every function.

Key Specifications:

  • 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: USB
  • Battery type: NB-11L

The IXUS 170 will be available in black, silver, and blue, while the IXUS 160 will come in variants black, white, and red. Both models will be available in the market on mid-February 2015.

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