• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 170 IS advantages over Fujifilm S9900W

  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 116 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    141g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    15 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm S9900W advantages over Canon 170 IS

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.9 vs f/3.6
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 300 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 200 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Higher-res screen
    153k vs 78k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 340 HS

Canon 170 IS
Canon 340 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Manual focus
Fujifilm S9900W
Canon 340 HS
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Canon 170 IS
Samsung WB2200F
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm S9900W
Samsung WB2200F
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $599
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Canon 170 IS
Fujifilm S9800
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm S9900W
Fujifilm S9800
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Canon 350 HS

Canon 170 IS
Canon 350 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Fujifilm S9900W
Canon 350 HS
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon 360 HS

Canon 170 IS
Canon 360 HS
  • $190
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
Fujifilm S9900W
Canon 360 HS
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $179
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • Thinner
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