Nikon D5500 24.2MP DSLR Camera vs Canon PowerShot SX170 16MP DSLR Camera comparison

Compare Nikon D5500 24.2MP DSLR Camera
Compare Canon PowerShot SX170 16MP DSLR Camera
key specs
Camera TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels24.2 MP16 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
Display Size3.2 inch3 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
TouchscreenYes-
general
BrandNikonCanon
ModelD5500 24.2MP DSLR CameraPowerShot SX170 16MP DSLR Camera
Model NameD5500PowerShot SX170
ColorBlackBlack
SLR VariantBody Only-
TypeDSLR CameraDSLR Camera
Effective Pixels24.2 MP16 MP
Tripod SocketYes-
Dimensions(WxHxD)7.9 x 12.8 x 9.7 cm108 x 71 x 48.9 mm
Face DetectionYesYes
Lens AttachmentBody Only-
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
Accessory ShoeISO 518 Hot-shoe with Sync and Data Contacts and Safety Lock-
Model Number-SX170
Series-PowerShot
Weight-228 GM
sensor features
Sensor TypeCMOSCCD
ISO RatingISO 100 - 25600-
Maximum ISO-1600 ISO
lens features
Manual FocusYes-
Dust ReductionYes-
Other Lens FeaturesLens Aperture Instant Return, Electronically-controlled, Compatible Lenses Autofocus is Available with AF-S and AF-I Lenses-
Focal Length-5.0 - 80.0 mm 35 mm Equivalent to 28 - 448 mm
Optical Zoom-16x
Aperture Range-F3.5 - F8.0 W, F5.9 - F8.0 T
viewfinder features
View FinderYes-
Viewfinder Magnification0.82x 50 mm f/1.4 Lens at Infinity, -1.0 m -1-
Viewfinder Eye Point17 mm-
Other Viewfinder FeaturesDiopter Adjustment -1.7 to 0.5 m-1-
focus features
Focus RangeDetection Range -1 to +19 EV ISO 100, 20°C-
Auto FocusYesYes
Focus Points39 or 11 Focus Points-
Metering ModesMatrix Metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II Type G, E and D Lenses, Color Matrix Metering II Other CPU Lenses, Center-weighted Metering Weight of 75% Given to 8 mm Circle in Center of Frame, Spot Metering Meters 3.5 mm Circle 2.5% of Frame Centered on Selected Focus Point, MatrixEvaluative, Center-weighted Average, Spot
White BalancingWhite Balance Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent 7 Types, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual, All Except Preset Manual with Fine Tuning-
Other Focus FeaturesAF-area Mode Single-point AF, 9-, 21- or 39- Point Dynamic-area AF, 3D Tracking, Auto-area AF, Face-priority AF, Wide-area AF, Normal-area AF, Subject Tracking AF, Focus Lock Focus can be Locked by Pressing Shutter Release Button Halfway Single-servo AF or by Pressing AE-L / AF-L Button, Autofocus Contrast Detect AF Anywhere in Frame Camera Selects Focus Point Automatically when Face-priority AF or Subject Tracking AF is Selected-
exposure features
Exposure Compensation1/3, 1/2 EV in P, S, A, M, Scene and Night Vision Modes in Increments -5 to 5 EV-
Manual ExposureYes-
Other Exposure FeaturesExposure Lock Luminosity Locked at Detected Value with AE-L / AF-L Button-
shutter features
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, Vertical-travel, Focal-plane Shutter-
Self-timerYesYes
Other Shutter FeaturesFrame Advance Rate 5 fps L Upto 3 fps, H Upto 5 fps JPEG and 12-bit NEF / RAW or 4 fps 14-bit NEF / RAW-
Shutter Speed-1/3200 sec
Continuous Shots-Yes, 0.8 fps P Mode, 3.2 fps Low Light Mode
flash features
Built-in FlashYesYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto with Red-eye Reduction, Auto Slow Sync, Auto Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Fill-flash, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync with Red-eye Reduction, Rear-curtain with Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, OffAuto, On, Slow Synchro, Off
Flash Compensation1/3 EV, 1/2 EV Steps in P, S, A, M and Scene Modes in -3 to 1 EV-
Other Flash FeaturesBuilt-in Flash Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-Up, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect Auto Flash with Auto Pop-Up, P, S, A, M, Food Manual Pop-Up with Button Release, Guide Number 12/39, 12/39 with Manual Flash m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C, Flash Control TTL i-TTL Flash Control using 2016-Pixel RGB Sensor is Available with Built-in Flash i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash for Digital SLR is Used with Matrix and Center-Weighted Metering, Standard i-TTL Flash for Digital SLR with Spot Metering, Flash-ready Indicator Lights When Built-in Flash or Optional Flash Unit is Fully Charged, Blinks After Flash is Fired at Full OutputExternal Flash EX-series Speedlite
image features
Image FormatFile Format NEF RAW 12-bit or 14-bit, Compressed, JPEG JPEG Baseline Compliant with Fine 14, Normal 18, Basic 116 Compression, NEF RAW + JPEG Single Photograph Recorded in Both NEF RAW and JPEG Formats, DCF 2.0, DPOF, Exif 2.3-
Gross Pixel24.78 MP-
Red Eye ReductionYes-
Image Sizing6000 x 4000 L, 4496 x 3000 M, 2992 x 2000 S4608 x 3456 L
Live View ShootingYes-
Aspect Ratio-169, 32, 43, 11
Image Stabilizer-Yes
Still Image Size-3246 x 2448 Medium 1, 1600 x 1200 Medium 2, 640 x 480 Small
Slow Motion-Yes
display features
Display Size3.2 inch3 inch
Touch ScreenYes-
LCD Display Image Resolution1037000 dots230000 dots
LCD Display Video Resolution1920 x 10801280 x 720
Other Display FeaturesEffective Angle of View Nikon DX Format, Focal Length Equivalent to 1.5x that of Lenses with FX Format Angle of View, Frame Coverage 95% Horizontal and 95% Vertical, Depth-of-field Preview Yes, Monitor TFT Vari-angle LCD Touch Screen, 100% Frame Coverage, Brightness Adjustment and Eye-sensor Controlled On / Off, Playback Full-frame and Thumbnail 4, 12, 80 Images or Calendar Playback with Playback Zoom, Movie Playback, Photo and Movie Slide Shows, Histogram Display, Highlights, Photo Information, Location Data Display, Auto Image Rotation, Picture Rating and Image Comment Upto 36 Characters-
Display Resolution-230,000 dots
connectivity features
WifiYes-
Wireless ConnectivityYes-
storage and power features
Upgradable MemoryYes-
Card TypeSD, SDHC UHS-I Compliant, SDXC UHS-I Compliant-
Power SupplyEH-5b AC Adapter-
Battery TypeLithium ionLithium ion
Other Storage FeaturesCard Slot Single-
Batteries Included-Yes
audio and video features
MicrophoneBuilt-in Microphone Stereo-
Video FormatMOV-
Audio Video InterfaceNTSC, PAL-
modes and functions features
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up, Night Portrait, Night Landscape, Party / Indoor, Beach / Snow, Sunset, Dusk / Dawn, Pet Portrait, Candlelight, Blossom, Autumn Colors, Food, Special Effects Modes Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key-
HD Support-Yes
Shooting Modes-M, Av, Tv, P, Live View Control, Auto, SCN, Creative Filters, Discreet, Movie
Macro Mode-Yes, 1 - 50 cm W
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