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Canon Powershot D20 Summary

12 Megapixels12 MegapixelsStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringWeatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Waterproof - Submersible under water up to a certain depth.Built-In GPSBuilt-In GPSAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Canon Powershot D20 Assessment

Canon's second rugged digital camera is encased in a more conventionally-designed body while providing a hefty amout of protection. The Powershot D20 can be taken underwater to a depth of 10m while being shockproof to falls from 1.5m and freezeproof down to -10C.

The D20 features an internal wide-angle 5X optical zoom lens with built-in stabilization paired with a 12 CMOS sensor with ISO 100 to 3200 sensitivity range and capable of capturing full 1080p HD video. A GPS rounds off its headline features.

Overall, the Canon Powershot D20 performs inline with such rugged cameras that always compromise on image quality due to their tiny lenses and small sensors. Still, for small prints and web sharing, the D20 produces usable results in good light.

See our full-length review for an in-depth look and images samples at all ISO sensitivities.

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PROS CONS
Low image-noise until ISO 400 Softness at all ISO, strong past ISO 400
Nicely saturated colors Unusable ISO 1600+
Generally responsive Narrow dynamic-range
Good stabilization Some over-exposure
Quick optical zoom Poor AWB in low-light
Sharp MF-Assist view Very slow autofocus
Excellent LCD visibility Shutter-release too soft
Excellent rugged construction Impossible to setup video framing
Quick shutter-lag Lens too easy to block
Good battery-life for GPS-enabled camera Wrist-strap attaches to wrong side
Easy to press buttons 2½s Video delay
AverageAverage Average

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Canon Powershot D20
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By Neocamera on 2013-02-05

Canon D20 Highlights


Compact digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

12 Megapixels Fixed LensISO 100-3200
5X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/1600-15s
Built-in StabilizationCustom white-balance
Waterproof to 10mSpot-Metering
Weatherproof down to -10CLithium-Ion Battery
1.9 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesSecure Digital High Capacity
1920x1080 @ 24 FPS Video Recording
3" LCD 460K Pixels
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