Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Specifications

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Part Number: 3633B001 (Reviewed) Released: August 24, 2009

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    4.9 in
  • Depth
    3.4 in
  • Height
    3.5 in
  • Weight
    1.2 lbs
  • Enclosure Color
    black
  • Sensor Resolution
    12.1 Megapixel, 12.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    12,400,000 pixels pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    12,100,000 pixels pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/2.3"
  • Digital Zoom
    4 x
  • Image Processor
    DIGIC 4
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • AV Interfaces
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Carrying Case

  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, audio / video cable, lens cap, lens hood, neck strap

Camera

  • Image Stabilizer
    optical

Display

  • Type
    2.5" LCD display
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Effective Flash Range
    1.6 ft - 22 ft, 1.6 ft - 22 ft
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (2Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, evaluative, spot
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    aquarium, night snapshot, portrait mode, snow, stitch assist, sunset, beach, fireworks, foliage, high sensitivity, indoor, kids & pets, landscape, night scene
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Color Accent, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, tungsten light
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/3200 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    15 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/500 sec

Lens System

  • Type
    20 x zoom lens - 5 - 100 mm - f/2.8-5.7
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8-5.7
  • Macro Focus Range
    0 in - 19.7 in
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    28 - 560mm m
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Min Focus Range
    19.7 in
  • Lens Construction
    11 groups / 13 elements, 11 groups / 13 elements
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Optical Zoom
    20 x
  • Features
    UA lens, UD glass, Ultrasonic Motor (USM), aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 4000 x 3000
    JPEG 3264 x 2448
    JPEG 2592 x 1944
    JPEG 1600 x 1200
    JPEG 640 x 480
    JPEG 3840 x 2160
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps, H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    electronic
  • Viewfinder Color Support
    color
  • Viewfinder Diagonal Size
    0.44 in
  • Viewfinder Resolution
    235,000 pixels pixels
  • Viewfinder Type
    Electronic - electronic, Electronic

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    0.7 frames per second, 1 frame per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    720p HD movie recording, audio recording, camera orientation detection, cropping an image, digital image rotation, digital tele-converter, digital image rotation, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, resizing an image, safety zoom, AE lock, safety zoom, histogram display, i-Contrast (Intelligent Contrast Correction) system, in-camera red-eye fix, resizing an image, safety zoom, AF lock, FE lock, Face Detection AF/AE/FE/WB, Face Detection Self-timer, Motion Detection Technology, RGB primary color filter, Scene Detection Technology

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Battery Type
    AA, AA
  • Details
    4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
    4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional ), 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )
    4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional )

Software

  • Type
    Canon ImageBrowser, Canon PhotoStitch, Canon Remote Capture, Canon ZoomBrowser EX, Drivers & Utilities

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Main Features

  • Image stabilizer feature
    Optical stabilization helps prevent blurry pictures, especially for handheld cameras at slow shutter speeds or when using high optical zoom.

General

  • Manufacturer
    Canon

Where to Buy

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Part Number: 3633B001 Released: Aug 24, 2009

MSRP: $499.99

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