Canon SX20 IS Review

 
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Model Name: Canon PowerShot SX20 IS 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: SX20 IS
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $399.99
Street Price: $399.99
Date Available: 2009-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 23.8 oz (676 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.4 in.
(124 x 88 x 87 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.1
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30, 30
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 12.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.3 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 12.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 560 mm
Zoom Ratio: 20.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 0 - 10 cm
0.0 - 3.9 in
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (W) / f/5.7(T) to f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode)
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/3200
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist,
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO: 1.6-22 ft./50cm-6.8m (W), 3.3-12 ft./1.0-3.7m (T)
Ext Flash Connection: Hot-Shoe
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No
Movie File Format: MOV (Image: H.264, Audio: PCM)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection:  
Included Software: Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/Vista, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposeables, NiMH rechargeables
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposeables
Battery Charger Included: No
CIPA Rating: 600
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Articulating LCD, Smart Auto, Face/Motion Detection, Intelligent Contrast Correction, HD Movies.

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