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Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD20 / Digital IXUS i5 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Platinum silver

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Urban, smart and super slim, the PowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH is perfectly at home in all the right places. Yours in a palette of four original colors: Garnet, Midnight Blue, Zen Gray and Silver; it's a camera that's handsome enough to pose as a fashion accessory. But it's more than just a pretty model, inside it's got the high resolution and advanced performance to get your pictures noticed.

Product Highlights

Product Identifiers
ModelDigital ELPH SD20 / Digital IXUS i5

Key Features
Camera TypePoint & Shoot
Digital Zoom6.5x
Sensor Resolution5.0 MP
Screen Size1.5"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size1/2.5"
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Macro Focus Range3-10cm
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic
Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera39mm

Max Shutter Speed1/1500 sec
Min Shutter Speed15 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Bulb, Manual, Program
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 50, ISO auto
Light Sensitivity Max400

Camera Flash
Flash TypeBuilt-in flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range0.3 m - 2 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card
Floppy Drive StorageNone

Viewfinder TypeNone

Depth0.73 in.
Height1.85 in.
Width3.56 in.
Weight3.53 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.5" - color
Display Size1.5"

Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - mono
Microphone Operation ModeMono
Microphone TechnologyElectret condenser

Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS X 10.1.5 - 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP

File Format
Digital Video FormatAVI
Still Image FormatJPEG

Max Video Resolution640 x 480

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, Built-In Speaker, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter
Shooting ModesFrame Movie Mode

Shooting ProgramsIndoor, Landscape, Macro, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Stitch assist, Underwater
Special EffectsBlack & White, Low Sharpening, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Continuous Shooting Speed0.9 frames per second

eBay Product ID: EPID100157517

Reviews & Research

CNET Editors' reviewGood


    "Easy operation; decent image quality; ultracompact; solid battery life."


    "No optical zoom or viewfinder; sluggish burst mode."


    "If you can live without a zoom lens or an optical viewfinder, this stylish ultracompact shooter delivers crisp results."

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Customer Reviews

Average review score based on 18 user reviews


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Created: 01/22/14

Sensor performance in Dark condition !

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

This Canon Powershot SD20 ( IXY Digital L2 ) is really nice camera I got .
The camera is most smallest and light weight from Canon , even now 2014 they are marked as record.
The fixed lens ( not Zoom Lens ) makes very nice pictures under SUN LIGHT .
However in dark condition, the recent models show better performance.

I have SD10, 20, 30 , 40 …
Most best one is this model… 20 …
The 30/40 are not good compares to SD10/20 for the image .
( however still smallest in Canon product list )

I put this camera in my business bag always and when I need to take pictures, I use it rather than iPhone camera. ( Much Better images than iPhone4s/5s )
( as remind me camera , this is the best camera I have )

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Created: 04/02/11


Review For: Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD20 / Digital IXUS i5 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Platinum silver

Love the very small size. Takes great photos and decent videos. Has sound too. I've taken videos for over 2 mins. I don't know if there's a time limit for avi or if it just depends on the size of your sd card as to how long you can shoot a movie? I really don't see any negatives here. I would suggest to buying 2 lithium rechargeable batteries (1 ready in camera and 1 on charge). If you're just taking photos, battery seems to last a good while. I'd highly recommended this little guy for a step up camera or as a nice little spare. You'll truly love it! Fairly easy to learn how to use.

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Created: 09/10/10


Review For: Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH SD20 / Digital IXUS i5 5.0 MP Digital Camera - Platinum silver

The battery life is terrible, had no memory card and I bought a USB cord and the camera still won't upload to the computer. Very disappointed.

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