• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 300.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
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Predecessor:   Panasonic GF6
GF6 vs GF7
Successor:   Panasonic GX850
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General
Model Number: 170 IS GF7
Alternate Model Number(s): IXUS 170  
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $149.99 $599.99
Street Price: $119.00 $590.00
Date Available: 2015-02-15 2015-03-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 5.0 oz (141 g)
includes batteries
12.1 oz (342 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 0.9 in.
(100 x 58 x 23 mm)
4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(107 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 20.0 16.0
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.20 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:    
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):    
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):    
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):    
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5152 x 3864 (19.9 MP, 4:3),
5152 x 2896 (14.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3) JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 0.8 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (25p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural)) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: No Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032); 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 300mm 24 - 64mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 54mm 12 - 32mm
Zoom Ratio: 12.00x 2.67x
Aperture Range: f/3.6 (W) / f/7.0 (T) - ?? f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 50 cm
0.4 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection: Face/eye detection, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.7 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,400 dots (78,000 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto, ISO 100 - 1600 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 15 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot (center) 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Face Self-timer, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter Scene: Portrait (mode dial), Child (mode dial), Scenery (mode dial), Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Relaxing Tone, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Panorama
Self Timer: 2, 10, Custom seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Flash Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6 ft. - 13 ft. (W), 3.3 - 6.6 ft. (T) (50cm - 4.0m (W), (1.0m - 2.0m (T)) Lens dependent; GN=5.6 (ISO 200, m) / 4 (ISO 100, m)
Max Flash Sync:   1/50
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural)) AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended):   Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution):   0.51
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):    
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.77
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 0.8 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution):   7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid):   0.24 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.134 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.41 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused):   0.126 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time:   1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 200 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-11LH/NB-11L Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-11LH Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE, LoiloScope (trial)
OS Compatibility:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LoiloScope: Vista/7/8; SILKYPIX: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.5-10.10
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Intelligent IS, 720p HD videos, available in blue, silver or black. Available in silver with black or pink leatherette.