- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 1600
- 640 x 480 video
- 32-96mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
- 140g - 93 x 60 x 27mm
- Revealed July 2009
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm A170 summary
Fujifilm A170 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera initially revealed on July of 2009. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a max resolution of 3664 x 2748.
The Fujifilm A170 stands at #259 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & over-all #1255 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should check our Smart camera filter to get camera listings based on your customized requirements.
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Fujifilm A170 family
The Fujifilm A170 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full list underneath.
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Fujifilm A170 Gallery
You can view the Fujifilm A170 from different angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm A170 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm A170 based on factors which are often considered important in a camera.
Fujifilm A170 Sensor information
The size of the sensor on the Fujifilm A170 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 3664 x 2748 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 10MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore you have less margin for error.
The image underneath shows the Fujifilm A170's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm A170 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm A170 dimensions
Fujifilm A170 weighs about 0.31 lbs (140g or 4.94 oz) & the size of the camera is 93mm x 60mm x 27mm (3.7" x 2.4" x 1.1"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g and the Fujifilm A170 is less heavy compared to various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a image of the Fujifilm A170 with a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm A170.
Fujifilm A170 Lens information
The Fujifilm A170 has a built in lens giving a focal range of 32-96mm making it a 3.0 x zoom which may not be perfect nevertheless it will definitely be helpful in a few circumstances.
At it's widest 32mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.1 and that's fairly sluggish and not very good for low light situations and you may find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You might also need to up your ISO producing noisy pictures. For the long end, 96mm comes at f5.6 making it pretty sluggish and you would have to choose slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm A170 Connectivity
The Fujifilm A170 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and sometimes alter settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.
A few apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Fujifilm A170 Video information
The max video quality on the Fujifilm A170 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is low for today's standards. You really should shoot for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The body does not have a microphone and headphone socket which means that you have zero control over the audio. It is probably a better idea to buy an alternative model if you need better audio for your video clips.
Fujifilm A170 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing in the Fujifilm A170 so you have to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Fujifilm A170 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm A170 has got a 2.7" fixed display screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the display has no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specs for Fujifilm A170 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Fujifilm A170 Shutter information
The highest shutter speed is 1/1400 sec.
Fujifilm A170 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm A170 comes with just inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.
Fujifilm A170 Autofocusing information
Fujifilm A170 comes with only Contrast Detect Auto Focus & does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and exact compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Fujifilm A170 has not got manual focus. Manual focus can be good in low light situations or you want to have more exact control on focusing.
Fujifilm A170 Battery life
The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the maximum (470) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Fujifilm A170 for various kinds of photography
The following diagram presents a rundown of the Fujifilm A170 for various kinds of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Fujifilm A170 as a Portrait photography camera
The Fujifilm A170 has a rating of 19 which is lousy, meaning that it is simply not good for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos together with the flexibility to work with off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm A170 Street photography info
Getting a decent points total of 47, the Fujifilm A170 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera offers a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm A170 Sports photography highlights
A lousy sports photography rating of 16 means the Fujifilm A170 is simply not good for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have very good tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm A170 Travel photography factors
Portability is pretty important in buying a camera for travel. On the whole, the Fujifilm A170 gets a modest 50 for a travel camera which makes it relatively suited to take on your trips.
Fujifilm A170 Landscape photography factors
For anybody who is looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm A170 with it's lousy rating of 22 as a landscape camera is simply not good among it's rivals.
Fujifilm A170 Vlogging details
A vlogging camera preferably should come with a articulating screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm A170 is simply not good for vlogging as it comes to a lousy score of 22.
Fujifilm A170 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the Fujifilm A170, here is a selection of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart here gives you a summary of the Fujifilm A170 versus it's top ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may look into as alternatives. To see a full comparison, click the "compare" link.