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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and ELPH 160 revealed

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Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and ELPH 160 revealed

Canon revealed two more cameras at CES 2015, the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 160, both aimed at low-end users, who are looking for a cheap solution to satisfy their photographic needs.

Although the entry-level segment is slowly disappearing, there are still lots of photographers who buy cheap and not-so-powerful compact cameras. Canon has not forgotten about these consumers, hence it has revealed the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and the PowerShot ELPH 160 shooters at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS is a compact and lightweight camera with a 12x optical zoom lens and image stabilization technology.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS unveiled with 20-megapixel CCD sensor

The decreasing sales of low-tier compact cameras has forced camera makers to reduce the number of models on the market. In recent years, tens of compacts have been revealed at CES 2015. However, there are no signs that history will repeat itself this year.

Either way, Canon has unveiled the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS, a thin and lightweight shooter with a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CCD image sensor. Additionally, the device can record videos up to 720p resolution.

This model employs an Intelligent Image Stabilization system, which will make sure that shakes are kept to a minimum for blur-free photos. Among the creative options, we can find Fisheye, Monochrome, and Toy Camera. Those who do not want to fiddle around with these options can stick to the Smart Auto mode.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS features a 12x optical zoom lens with a 35mm focal length equivalent of 25-300mm and a maximum aperture of f/3.6-7. The camera will become available this February in Black, Blue, and Silver colors for $149.99.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 compact camera does not have built-in image stabilization, but it is packing a 20-megapixel CCD sensor, just like the ELPH 170 IS.

The most affordable solution from Canon at CES 2015: PowerShot ELPH 160

Last but not least comes the Canon PowerShot ELPH 160, which differentiates itself from the ELPH 170 IS by missing a couple of features. The ELPH 160 does not come with built-in Intelligent IS technology, while offering only an 8x optical zoom lens.

The PowerShot ELPH 160 features a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch-type CCD sensor, that records 720p movies, and a 35mm focal length equivalent between 28mm and 224mm with a maximum aperture of f/3.2-6.9.

Canon will release the shooter this February in Black, Red, Silver, and White colors for merely $119.99. The Smart Auto mode will help users capture photos, while the ECO mode will allow users to preserve some battery.

Amazon is already listing the PowerShot ELPH 170 IS and PowerShot ELPH 160 alongside the aforementioned availability details.

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