Canon Powershot SX20 IS vs Canon EOS 1000D
Overview

Canon Powershot SX20 IS vs Canon EOS 1000D Overview
This DSLR Comparison is between Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D, a 12 MP, CCD Sensor, SLR-like (bridge) camera vs a 10 MP, CMOS Sensor, Compact SLR camera. Below we will review the advantages and common features of each DSLR camera, and their respective recommendations for different types of photography.


Canon SX20 IS 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
  • Electronic viewfinder
  • 1280 x 720 Max Video Resolution
  • 600g. 128 x 88 x 87 mm

Canon 1000D Key Features

  • APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 CMOS Sensor
  • 10 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1,600
  • 2.5" Fixed Type Screen
  • 1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7 Focus Points
  • Optical (pentamirror) viewfinder
  • 502g. 126 x 98 x 65 mm
  • Replaced by Canon EOS 1100D - Compare
  • Also Known as EOS Rebel XS / Kiss F Digital
Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Advantages and Common Features
This section will review the advantages and common features of Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D respectively.

Advantages of Canon SX20 IS over Canon 1000D (6)


Price (USD)
$128 vs $142
$14 Cheaper
Megapixels
12 MP vs 10 MP
2 Megapixels Higher
Flip-Out Screen
Yes vs No
Flexibe Screen Viewing Angles
Focus Points
9 vs 7
2 More Focus Points
HDMI Connectivity
Yes vs No
HDMI Connectivity
GPS
Yes vs No
Logs Picture Location


Advantages of Canon 1000D over Canon SX20 IS (7)


RAW Supported
Yes vs No
Option for Higher Image Quality
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
Captures Images Faster
Continuous Shooting (Frames per Second)
3.0 fps vs 1.0 fps
2 More fps
Remote Control
Yes vs No
Great for Creative Shooting
Weight
502g vs 600g
98g Lighter DSLR Camera
Continuous Autofocus
Yes vs No
Great for Focusing on Moving Objects
Size
126 x 98 x 65 mm vs 128 x 88 x 87 mm
Smaller Body Size


Common Features Between Canon SX20 IS and Canon 1000D (9)


Maximum Light Sensitivity (ISO)
1,600 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
Same Max Light Sensitivity ISO
Screen Size
2.5" vs 2.5"
Same Screen Size
Screen Resolution
230,000 dots vs 230,000 dots
Same Screen Resolution
Live View
Yes vs Yes
Takes Pictures Using The Screen
Built-in Flash
Yes vs Yes
Good for Photos in Low Light
External Flash
Yes vs Yes
Gives Better Control of Light
Viewfinder
Electronic vs Optical (pentamirror)
Useful for Better Image Framing
Manual Exposure Mode
Yes vs Yes
Both have Manual Exposure Mode Option
Manual Focus
Yes vs Yes
Both Have Manual Focus Mode Option
Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Photography Recommendations
This section compares how Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D is recommended for different types of photography.

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

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 Qualtity

Canon 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
No Wireless Connectivity
Light Body Weight at 502 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
No RAW Image Qualtity
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 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
Low Resolution Sensor at 10 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

No Environmental Sealing
No RAW Image Qualtity
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 1000D

No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Low Continuous Shooting at 3.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s
7 Focus Points
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 500 shots


Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

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 Qualtity
No Face Detection Autofocus
Electronic Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Canon 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Light Body Weight at 502 g
Smaller Body Size
RAW Image Qualtity
No Face Detection Autofocus
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
No Remote Control
No GPS
Light Body Weight at 600 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
No RAW Image Qualtity
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 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
No GPS
Light Body Weight at 502 g
Smaller Body Size
No Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Qualtity
Low Resolution Sensor at 10 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 500 shots

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

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

Canon 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
RAW Image Qualtity
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Manual Focus Mode
7 Focus Points
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

Small 1/2.3",6.17 x 4.55 mm Sized Sensor
No RAW Image Qualtity
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 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Qualtity
Low Resolution Sensor at 10 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
Manual Focus Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Low Continuous Shooting at 3.0 fps
Average Max Shutter Speed at 1/4000s

Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon SX20 IS vs Canon 1000D Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Canon SX20 IS

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

Canon 1000D

Large APS-C, 22.2 x 14.8 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
No Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Qualtity
Low Resolution Sensor at 10 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Manual Focus Mode
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Poor Max Light Sensitivity at 1,600 ISO
Low Battery Life at 500 shots
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