PowerShot SX20 IS

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PowerShot SX20 IS

Digital Camera
Item Code: 3633B001

Specifications

Type
Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 20x Optical/4x Digital/80x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Back to TopImage Capture Device

Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels

Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels

Back to TopLens

Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 100 (T) mm f/2.8-5.7 (35mm equivalent: 28-560mm)

Digital Zoom
4x

Focusing Range
Normal: 1.6 ft./50cm-infinity (W), 3.3 ft./1m-infinity (T)
Macro: 3.9 in.-1.6 ft./10-50cm (W)
Super macro: 0-3.9 in./0-10cm (W)

Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus

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Optical Viewfinder
TFT color

LCD Monitor
2.5-inch TFT color Vari-Angle LCD with wide viewing angle

LCD Pixels
Approx. 230,000 pixels

LCD Coverage
100%

Back to TopAperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 (W) - f/5.7 (T)

Shutter Speed
15-1/3,200 sec. (settable in Tv and M)

Back to TopExposure Control

Sensitivity
Auto*, ISO 80/100/200/400/800/1600 equivalent
(Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index)
*Camera automatically sets the optical ISO speed according to shooting mode and subject brightness. The ISO speed also varies according to subject movement and camera shake when the shooting mode is set to Auto.

Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
*Facial brightness is also evaluated in Face Detect.
** Metering frame is fixed to the center/linked to AF frame

Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast, Manual; AE Lock, Program Shift, Safety Shift, Auto ISO Shift

Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopWhite Balance

White Balance Control
Auto*, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash), Custom
* The color of faces is evaluated in Face Detect.

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Built-in Flash
Auto, Auto w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash On, Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction, Flash Off; FE lock, Safety FE, Slow Synchro

Flash Range
1.6-22 ft./50cm-6.8m (W), 3.3-12 ft./1.0-3.7m (T) (when sensitivity is set to ISO Auto)

Recycling Time
7 sec. or less (battery voltage=6.0V)

Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments

Back to TopShooting Specifications

Shooting Modes
Auto, P, Av, Tv, M, C, Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Special Scene (Foliage, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Fireworks, Aquarium, Night Scene, Indoor, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap), Super Macro, Night Snapshot, Stitch Assist, Movie

Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Custom

Self Timer
Activates shutter after an approx. 2-sec./10-sec. delay, Face Detection Self-timer, Custom

Wireless Control
Not available

Continuous Shooting
Normal: approx. 1.0 fps; AF: approx. 0.7 fps; LV: approx. 0.7 fps (Large/Fine)

Back to TopImage Storage

Storage Media
SD/SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card

File Format
Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1

Image Recording Format
Normal, Fine

JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: MOV (Image: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM (Monaural/Stereo))

Number of Recording Pixels
Still Image: 4,000 x 3,000 (Large), 3,264 x 2,448 (Medium 1), 2,592 x 1,944 (Medium 2), 1,600 x 1,200 (Medium 3), 640 x 480 (Small), 3,840 x 2,160 (Widescreen)Movie: 1,280 x 720 (HD, 30 fps available up to 4GB or 29 minutes, 59 sec.), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) available up to 4GB or 60 minutes

Back to TopNumber of Recordable Images

Image data

 Large (L)Medium 1 (M1)Medium 2 (M2)Medium 3 (M3)
FNFNFNFN
File Size (KB)3,0841,4742,0609801,395695558278
2GB6261,2809301,9201,3652,6723,2356,146
8GB2,5055,1163,7217,6755,45710,67912,92724,562

  Small (S)Widescreen (W)
FNFN
File Size (KB)150842,1321,109
2GB10,24515,3689031,862
8GB40,93761,4063,6117,442

Back to TopTime of Recordable Movies

Movie data

  High DefinitionStandard Definition
1,280 x 720640 x 480320 x 240
30 fps30 fps30 fps
Movie size (KB/sec.)3,0411,402480
2GB10 min. 33 sec.22 min. 45 sec.1 hr. 04 min. 01 sec.
8GB42 min. 11 sec.1 hr. 30 min. 57 sec.4 hr. 15 min. 51 sec.
Note: N=Normal F=Fine
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.

Back to TopPlayback Specifications

Playback Modes File
Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotate, Resume, My Category, Transition Effects, Histogram, Index (4-130 thumbnails), Over Exposure Warning, Slide Show, Red-eye Correction, Trimming, Resize, Image Inspection Tool, i-Contrast;
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing, Auto Rotate, Resume

Back to TopErasing Specifications

Erase Modes
Still Image: single image, all images
Movie: part of movie, all of movie

Back to TopInterfaces

Computer Interface
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B jack)

Video Out
NTSC/PAL

Audio Out
Stereo

Other
Memory card slot; direct connection to Canon and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge-compatible printers via camera's USB 2.0 Hi-Speed cable

Power Supply
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NB-3AH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (optional) Still Image: approx. 340 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 600 shots (AA-size NB-3AH Battery)* Approx. 720 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 840 min. (AA-size NB-3AH Battery)
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Power Source
1. AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4)
2. Rechargeable AA-size NB-3AH Battery (x4)
3. Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 (optional)

Shooting Capacity
Still Image: approx. 340 shots (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 600 shots (AA-size NB-3AH Battery)*

Playback Time
Approx. 720 min. (AA-size Alkaline Battery), approx. 840 min. (AA-size NB-3AH Battery)
*LCD screen on. The above figures comply with CIPA testing standards and apply when fully-charged batteries are used.

Back to TopPhysical Specifications

Operating Temperature
32-104°F/0-40°C

Operating Humidity
10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.88 x 3.48 x 3.42 in./124.0 x 88.3 x 86.9mm

Weight
Approx. 19.8 oz./560g (camera body only)

26 display languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Romanian, Ukrainian, Farsi)