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Canon PowerShot A20

Canon's "value priced" 2 megapixel camera has 3x zoom, takes great pictures!

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 5/10/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon PowerShot A20


Model Name:

Canon PowerShot A20 
Model Number: A20 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $499.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2001-05-01
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System:  
Weight: 8.8 oz (250 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 2.8 x 1.5 in.
(110 x 71 x 38 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1600x1200, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.02
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL 3 point AiAF 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 76 cm to Infinity
31.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 26 - 76 cm
10.6 - 31.0 in
Min Macro Area: 163 x 122 mm
6.4 x 4.8 in
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: F2.8 (wide) / 4.8 (tele) - ??? 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real-image optical zoom 
Optical VF Accuracy: 78%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 120,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 2.50
ISO Settings: 100, 150
ISO Rating Max: 150
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:  
Shortest Shutter Time:  
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative metering linked to one of three AiAF-selected autofocusing points 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: No 
Shutter Priority: No 
Full Manual Exposure: No 
Self Timer: 10
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Red-eye reduction auto, auto, on, off, slow-synchro 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.2
Flash Range Description: 26cm - 3.9 m (10.2" - 12.8 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format:  
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 4.500 seconds
Shutdown Time: 2.400 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.700 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 2.450 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.960 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.068 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 1.740 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 1.300 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 6
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiMH 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA Alkaline disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: ISO settings of 100 and 150 are selected automatically by the camera, and are not user-selectable. Max shutter speed of 1 second is only available in manual mode with flash off, or slow-synchro mode. All shots over 1/6 second have noise-reduction processing applied. Camera can be controlled via USB connection by PC for remote shooting. Direct printing to Canon CP-10 dye-sub printer via USB connection. Optional WP-DC200 underwater case available. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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