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Canon PowerShot S20

Canon packs 3 megapixels and a 2x optical zoom into their "smallest digicam" body!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 4/4/2000


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot S20


General

Model Name:

Canon PowerShot S20 
Model Number: S20 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available:  
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 11.3 oz (320 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.3 in.
(106 x 70 x 34 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.14
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type: CMYG 
CCD Manufacturer: Sony 
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels:  
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 32 - 64 mm
Zoom Ratio: 2.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type:  
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 66 cm to Infinity
26.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 12 - 66 cm
4.9 - 26.9 in
Min Macro Area: 73 x 54 mm
2.9 x 2.1 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.9
Aperture Range Description: Max aperture is 2.9-4.0, from wide to tele. Min aperture is f/8.0 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy: 76%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 1%
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 113,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 2
White Balance Settings:  
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Center Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 4
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.3
Flash Range Description: 6.7 inches to 10.8 feet (17 cm to 3.3 m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection:  
Included Software: PowerShot, PhotoStitch and Adobe PhotoDeluxe 
OS Compatibility: PC, Mac 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.300 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.250 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 4.000 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 3.000 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 3
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.700
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Custom 
Usable Battery Types: Dedicated NiMH battery, lithium battery (2CR5) 
Batteries Included: lithium battery (2CR5)
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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