Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

B&H # CAPSSX20 MFR # 3633B001
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • 12.1 Megapixels
  • 20x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens (28-560mm)
  • 2.5" Vari-Angle LCD Display
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • High Sensitivity (ISO 3200)
  • HD Video Recording
  • Smart Auto
  • Advanced Face Detection
  • Powered by AA-size Batteries
Show moreShow less

Canon SX10 IS overview

  • 1Description

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera is a super-zoom, compact point-and-shoot camera that delivers super high quality photos at any focal length. Featuring an incredible 20x optical zoom lens, optical image stabilization, UD glass, and high ISO capability, the SX20 IS offers many of the features of Canon's legendary EOS SLRs in a compact, easy to use package. Now with 720p HD Video recording, the camera boasts broadcast quality motion picture capture at a smooth 30 frames per second.

A newly developed 12.1 megapixel sensor with DIGIC 4 image processing yields brilliant photographs with amazing color accuracy, incredible detail, and superb sharpness - even in large scale prints. Advanced Noise Reduction technology, innovative Face Detection, and Smart Auto further expand the possibilities of your photography. The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is ready to help you capture your creative vision!

High Resolution Imaging
By combining a new 12.1 megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the PowerShot SX20 IS offers amazing image quality with dramatic low light sensitivity. Impressive ISO 3200 capability reduces blur and subject movement for crisp photos with spectacular sharpness and clarity.
20x Optical Zoom Lens
Built to the highest standards, Canon optics bring rich color and uncompromising quality to every subject. The 20x optical zoom range (28-560mm 35mm film equivalent) of the SX20 IS takes you where the action is. From landscapes to telephoto sports and nature shooting, you'll never have to compromise on your vision.
HD Video Recording
Record family events or unlock your inner filmmaker with smooth 30 frames per second HD video. The SX20 IS captures broadcast quality 1280 x 720 video with life-like stereo sound. The camera even provides use of the optical zoom while recording. Easily share your memories on a big screen HDTV by connecting the camera with an optional HDMI cable.
2.5" Vari-Angle LCD
Easy to view at any angle, the razor-sharp 2.5" LCD of the SX20 IS makes composition a snap. The screen offers 270 degree tilt and 180 degree flip for easy shooting at any angle. Framing and reviewing your photos is a pleasure, even under the brightest sunlight.
Smart Auto Technology
Concentrate on your subjects and let the camera handle the technical details with Canon's Smart Auto Technology. The SX20 IS analyzes your situation and shooting conditions with 22 scene settings. Whether you're photographing flowers, a sporting event, or a night out with friends, the camera maximizes image quality while minimizing effort.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon's optical image stabilizer counteracts camera shake caused by unwanted movement. Vibration sensors detect the angle and speed of hand movement and send this information to the processor, allowing the camera to compensate. This adds stability to hand-held, telephoto and moving shots and enables shooting at shutter speeds of up to three stops without the use of a tripod.
AA-size Battery Convenience
This AA battery powered camera enables you to easily power up. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at virtually any store, simply get replacements wherever you go - no special power adapters or chargers are needed.

Canon SX10 IS specs

Pixels Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
Effective: 12.1 Megapixel
Sensor 1/2.3" CCD
File Formats Still Images: JPEG
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MOV
Audio: Linear PCM
Max Resolution 4000 x 3000
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Lens EFL: 5-100mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-560mm)
Aperture: f/2.8 (W) - 5.7 (T)
Zoom Optical: 20x
Digital: 4x
Focus Range Wide: 1.6' (0.5 m) to Infinity
Telephoto: 3.3' (1.0 m) to Infinity
Wide Macro: 3.9" (9.9 cm) to 1.6' (48.8 cm)
Super-Macro: 0.1" (0.3 cm) to 3.9" (9.9 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 80-1600
Shutter 15 - 1/3200 Seconds 
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Safety Shift, Shutter Priority, i-Contrast
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual, Fluorescent H, Flash
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 1 fps for up to Frames
Self-Timer 2 Seconds
Remote Control None
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Exposure Compensation
FE Lock
Flash On
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 1.6 - 22' (0.49 - 6.71 m)
Telephoto: 3.3 - 12' (1.01 - 3.66 m)
External Flash Connection None
Built-in Memory None
Memory Card Type SD
HC MMCplus
Still Images per GB JPEG: 313 @ Highest Resolution - 7684 @ Lowest Resolution
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Clip Length Up to 4 GB or 60 Seconds

1280 x 720 HD, up to 4GB or 30 minutes

Audio Recording With Video)
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Screen 2.5" LCD (230,000 pixels)
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity USB 2.0
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 90%
Battery 4x AA Batteries
AC Power Adapter CA-PS700 (Optional)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.9 x 3.5 x 3.4" / 124.5 x 88.9 x 86.4 mm
Weight 19.8 oz / 561.3 g (Camera only)

Canon SX10 IS reviews

Be the first to review this item

Canon SX10 IS Q&A

Canon SX10 IS accessories

See any errors on this page? Let us know.