• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 240.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 15.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 190 IS advantages over Nikon 170

  • Less expensive
    $139 vs $397
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • More telephoto lens reach
    240 mm vs 15 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    23 mm vs 42 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 0 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Nikon 170 advantages over Canon 190 IS

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.61 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 720p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    60 vs 50 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 250 vs 190 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    345k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    15 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Compared to Nokia N8

Canon 190 IS
Nokia N8
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon 170
Nokia N8
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • 1/1.83 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy S II

Canon 190 IS
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Nikon 170
Samsung Galaxy S II
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $200
  • 1/3.2 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash

Compared to Canon 150 IS

Canon 190 IS
Canon 150 IS
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon 170
Canon 150 IS
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $149
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 160

Canon 190 IS
Canon 160
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon 170
Canon 160
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon 180

Canon 190 IS
Canon 180
  • $139
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
Nikon 170
Canon 180
  • $397
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
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