|The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a digital camera that is ideal for photographers who want to take images in low light automatically. This type of Canon digital camera makes it easy to take pictures and videos in almost any amount of light without the pictures turning out blurry, thanks in part to the 12.1 MP sensor. The amount of MP in the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS automatically increases the amount of light in every picture. At the same time, the 12.1 MP digital camera can also capture HD-quality videos, which can be played back on any HD television. As an added bonus, the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS can create quality pictures up to 13 X 19-inches when printing. Equipped with an optical image stabilizer, the Canon digital camera also features a 20x optical zoom for taking crisp pictures from a distance. This 12.1 MP digital camera requires four AA batteries. A DIGIC 4 image processor allows for quiet, yet efficient use every time.|
- Wide-angle superzoom
A 20x wide-angle (28mm) optical zoom provides outstanding telephoto reach for stills and movies alike; plus, with Ultrasonic Motor (USM) and Voice Coil Motor (VCM), zooming and focus are fast, accurate and near-silent. Canon's optical IS technology works across the zoom range, to counteract the blur caused by camera shake.
A 12.1-megapixel sensor captures the detail you need to make stunning, large-scale prints, or creatively crop images to perfection.
- 2.5" vari-angle LCD
A 2.5" vari-angle PureColor VA provides a comfortable way to shoot from almost any position. Quick-Bright and Night Display functions enhance screen visibility in bright or low light.
- Smart Auto and Shooting modes
Smart Auto mode analyzes subject brightness, contrast, distance, hue and movement. Intelligent Scene Detection technology then selects the scene type from 22 variables, applying the best settings for optimum output. 24 dedicated shooting modes include full Manual for complete control.
- DIGIC 4 processing
Canon's DIGIC 4 processor drives exceptional processing speeds, responsive operation, and superb image quality and color reproduction. Advanced Noise Reduction ensures richly detailed, clean images, even at high ISO speeds.
The PowerShot SX20 IS combats blur with Motion Detection technology. Several advanced methods determine camera and subject movement, ISO settings are then adjusted for optimum results. Blur is also combated by Servo AF/AE, which retains focus on moving subjects while continuously adjusting exposure.
- Face Detection technology
For perfect portraits, the PowerShot SX20 IS features Canon Face Detection technology. Face Select and Track lets you select a particular face as the main subject, while FaceSelf-Timer makes group photos easy - taking a shot after an extra face enters the frame.
In shooting or playback, enhanced i-Contrast optimizes dynamic range according to the scene- retaining detail in shadows and preventing overexposure of highlights. The result is natural images with the best possible contrast.
- HD movies and HDMI output
Shoot HD movies (720p, 30fps) with CD quality stereo sound - ready for sharing on any HDTV via an HDMI connection.
- Speedlite compatible
For extended shooting options and creative lighting, the PowerShot SX20 IS is compatible with many models in Canon's EX Speedlite flash range.
|Camera Type||Point & Shoot|
|Sensor Resolution||12.1 MP|
|Lens System |
|Focal Length Range||5mm - 100mm|
|Macro Focus Range||0-50cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||28 - 560mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/3200 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||15 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200 (2Mpix), ISO 400, ISO 80, ISO 800, ISO auto|
|Light Sensitivity Max||3200|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.5 m - 6.8 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCardplus, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||0.44"|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Microphone Type||Microphone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Types||1 x HDMI output, 1 x USB, 1 x composite video/audio output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.5, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Digital Video Format||H.264|
|Still Image Format||JPEG|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||720p HD Movie Recording, AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Audio Recording, Automatic Face Tracking, Brightness Control, Cropping An Image, DPOF Support, Digital Image Rotation, Digital Tele-Converter, Direct Print, Exif Print Support, Face Detection Self-timer, Histogram Display, Motion Detection, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, Red eye Fix, Resizing an Image, Safety Zoom, Scene Detection Technology, USB 2.0 Compatibility, i-Contrast system (Intelligent Contrast Correction)|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|Shooting Programs||Aquarium, Beach, Fireworks, Foliage, High sensitivity, Indoor, Kids & pets, Landscape, Night scene, Night snapshot, Portrait mode, Snow, Stitch assist, Sunset|
|Special Effects||Black & White, Color Accent, Color Swap, Custom Effect, Darker Skin Tone, Lighter Skin Tone, Neutral, Positive Film, Sepia, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red|
|White Balance||Automatic, Custom, Presets|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||0.7 frames per second, 1 frame per second|
|Video Capture||H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps, H.264 - 320 x 240 - 30 fps, H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps|