Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Announced Aug 19, 2009 •
12 megapixels | 2.5 screen | 28 – 560 mm (20×)
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The SX20 IS a solid performer that combines SLR-like styling, extensive manual controls and a good HD video mode. If you don't find it too large and can live with the, compared to some rivals, slightly shorter zoom you cannot go wrong with the Canon.

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Gold Award
73%
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Good for

Photographers who like to use the viewfinder and set their shooting parameters manually

Not so good for

Maximum zoom range applications such as shooting birds in the sky

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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS review

Canon’s PowerShot SX20 IS delivers a number of minor but mostly useful enhancements to its predecessor, and therefore makes a best-seller an even more compelling prospect. Of the new upgrades, the most welcome is without a doubt the inclusion of HD video recording, while along with an HDMI port better completes the overall feature-set. The earlier PowerShot SX10 IS already enjoyed great...

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