Canon Powershot SX20 IS Overview

Key Features

  • 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 CCD Sensor
  • 12 Megapixels
  • ISO 80 - 1,600
  • 2.5" Fully Articulated Screen
  • 1/3200s Max Shutter Speed
  • 1.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 9 Focus Points
  • 1280 x 720 Max Video Resolution
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 600g. 128 x 88 x 87 mm


Canon Powershot SX20 IS Overview
Canon Powershot SX20 IS is a 12 Megapixel, 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 CCD Sensor DSLR Camera. This DSLR Camera was announced in 2010-07-06.
Canon SX20 IS vs other DSLR Cameras
This part compares the pros and cons of Canon SX20 IS vs other DSLR Cameras.

PROs


Live View
Flip-Out Screen
Built-in Flash
External Flash
HDMI Connectivity
Light Body at 600g
Small Body


CONs


Low Resolution Sensor at 12 Megapixels
Low Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO
No RAW Support
Small Screen Size at 2.5"
Low Screen Resolution at 230,000 dots
No Full HD Video
No Touch Screen
No Touch Autofocus
No Autofocus Tracking
No Face Detection Autofocus
9 Focus Points
Low Max Shutter Speed at 1/3200s
Low Continuous Shooting at 1.0 fps
No Microphone Port
No Wireless Connectivity
No Remote Control
No Environmental Sealing
No GPS
Canon SX20 IS Photography Recommendations
This section reviews how Canon SX20 IS is recommended for different types of photography.

Canon SX20 IS Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
No Wireless Connectivity
Light Body Weight at 600 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
No RAW Image Quality

Canon SX20 IS Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
No RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 12 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode

Canon SX20 IS Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

No Environmental Sealing
No RAW Image Quality
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
No Continuous Autofocus
Low Continuous Shooting at 1.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/3200s
9 Focus Points
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO


Canon SX20 IS Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Light Body Weight at 600 g
Smaller Body Size
No RAW Image Quality
No Face Detection Autofocus
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Canon SX20 IS Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
No GPS
Light Body Weight at 600 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
No RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 12 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
No Continuous Autofocus
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO

Canon SX20 IS Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
No RAW Image Quality
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
9 Focus Points
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO

Canon SX20 IS Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
No RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 12 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
No Continuous Autofocus
Low Continuous Shooting at 1.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/3200s

Canon SX20 IS Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Flip-Out Screen
No Wireless Connectivity
No RAW Image Quality
Average Resolution Sensor at 12 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Manual Focus Mode
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO


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