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PowerShot SX Series

PowerShot SX20 IS

PowerShot SX20 IS PowerShot SX20 IS Body AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4) Neck Strap NS-DC4 Lens Hood LH-DC50 Lens Cap Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Stereo Video Cable STV-250N

Specifications

Type


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

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

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

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%

Maximum Aperture


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

Shutter Speed


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

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

White Balance Control


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

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

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)

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

Movie data


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.

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

Erase Modes


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

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.

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)

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