Well, thanks to the blog and the search function, I can tell you that I welcomed this camera into my life on October 10, 2013. It replaced my PowerShot Digital Elph, which I had for six years. Unfortunately for this dude, I dropped it within the first two months of owning it and it’s never quite been the same since. It was too expensive to repair it, so I made do. If you look at the recent vacation photos, a lot of the corners are shaded black because I was constantly having to put the lens back together.
We had an okay time together, this camera and I, but it was a little bit bigger than I liked and I missed the slim profile of the Elph. It still works (-ish), and has the same battery as my new camera, so I’ve tucked it away in a drawer just in case it needs to be pulled back into service. (Which is why this is not a requiem post.) And I walked by the place where I lost the two lens pieces, and recovered them (it was after hours, so I didn’t feel so self conscious about fishing around under the fence).
Thank you for your service PowerShot SX170 IS. You had a good zoom and we took some good pictures together.