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Canon PowerShot D20

Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 12.1 megapixel 5 times zoom factor digital camera
Compact 12.1MP 5x Yes Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date

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Canon PowerShot D20 Review

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29 Reviews + 6 Awards
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50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has good expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 98%, based on 29 reviews.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report is easy to use, is a good size and good picture quality.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1" image sensor size
Has a built-in flash
Quite low megapixel
Only 4000 x 3000 pixels image resolution

Canon PowerShot D20 Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon PowerShot D20?

The Canon PowerShot D20 is 112.3mm wide and 70.8mm tall. It is 28mm deep and weighs 205g.

Canon PowerShot D20 front dimensions

Canon PowerShot D20 size in context

Canon PowerShot D20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The experts at websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Ephotozine and Digitaltrends.com all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Another two expert review sites both endorsed this Canon digital camera. This Canon camera received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera and it received an Optyczne.pl "Editor's Choice" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on 26 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 72 out of 100.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 33,726 user and expert reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use.

  • A rugged camera absolutely must be super easy to use…
    Gizmodo.com July 2012
  • The camera is pleasant to use and has all the functions you'd expect from an underwater snapper these day…
  • It's easy to use and comes in a choice of three colours…
    CNET.co.uk May 2012

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was a good body shape and two owners who reviewed it thought it was compact.

  • Attractive body form with something more conventional in shape, although it still has some inexplicable curves…
    Brisbanetimes.com.au September 2012
  • Almost all of the main manufacturers have at least one waterproof and shockproof compact in their current model range…
    Itproportal.com February 2013
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…
  • Attractive body form with something more conventional in shape, although it…
    Smh.com.au September 2012

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Four customers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Two people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good lens.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Two owners considered that it had good features.

  • It still however has all the normal facilities and enhancements of a standard digital camera…
    Gadgetspeak.com September 2013
  • It's packed with such a great variety of features that those using it in aquatic environments can also make use o…
  • It's not quite scored full marks for its features.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Users Report it is Robust

15 customers agreed that it was strong and durable and four people said in their reviews that this digital camera was good at resisting water ingress.

  • Last month we tested the best rugged, waterproof cameras…
    Gizmodo.com July 2012
  • By our count, there are no less than 15 new waterproof cameras in the 2012 model year…
    Reviewed.com June 2012
  • If you need a camera that is tough enough to withstand the odd knock…
  • It is waterproof to 10 metres…
    Brisbanetimes.com.au September 2012
  • Almost all of the main manufacturers have at least one waterproof and shockproof compact in their current model range…
    Itproportal.com February 2013
  • A rugged camera absolutely must be super easy to use…
    Gizmodo.com July 2012
  • The fact the rugged specs are slightly lower than all the other cameras on test, as well as its lethargic performance, means that although the end result is impressive…
    Macworld.com.au December 2012
  • One of the fastest growing segments in the digital camera market is compact, rugged cameras…
  • Slightly different to most Power Shot offerings as this is waterproof…
    Gadgetspeak.com September 2013
  • A rugged waterproof camera with dependable image…

Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP. The PowerShot D20 has a fairly low megapixel (only 12.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Cameras maximum image resolutions range from 2592 x 1944 pixels to 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

The PowerShot D20 has a fairly average weight (205 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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1" Image Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1|1/2.3" image sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a pretty average optical zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The PowerShot D20 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot D20 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Waterproof Up to

At 10 meters, the Canon PowerShot D20 has a relatively average waterproof up to compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Self-Timer

The PowerShot D20 has a self-timer. Most of the other cameras also have a self-timer.

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Waterproof

The Canon PowerShot D20 is waterproof, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Custom Colours

The PowerShot D20 supports custom colours, as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The PowerShot D20 is dustproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The PowerShot D20 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 2664, 4000 x 2248, 2992 x 2992, 2816 x 2112, 2816 x 1880, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 1920 x 1080, 1600 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1200 x 1200, 640 x 424 and 480 x 480 and 640 x 360. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PowerShot D20 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Canon digital camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon PowerShot D20 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras also support video capability.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m. The PowerShot D20 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances (only 0.01 meters) amongst cameras of this age.

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Shock Proof

The PowerShot D20 is shock proof, as are most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130. The Canon PowerShot D20 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers (only 4.8) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The PowerShot D20 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.9, the Canon PowerShot D20 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Canon PowerShot D20 has one of the longer minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (28 millimeters) amongst digital cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of cameras range from 2.3mm to 75mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Has a Shock Resistant

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a shock resistant. Most of the other cameras also have a shock resistant.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot D20 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot D20 in February 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon co58080ean, info 6146b012aa, canon 6145b001, 6147b016aa
Barcodes 00013803146264, 00041002024984, 00072091651201, 00132017529219, 00138031462648, 00163120770656, 00163121143176, 00611101452270, 00714574580715, 00714574580753, 00714574580791, 00745449871605, 04960999842370, 04960999842394, 04960999842868, 05053973868851, 08711777151087, 08714574580715, 08714574580722, 08714574580753, 08714574580760, 08714574580791, 08714574580807, 08714574585949, 08714574585963, 08714574585987

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