Say hello to the Canon Powershot S20, a 3.34 Megapixel version of the S10, it's almost identical (except for its new golden skin) in specification to the S10, the big difference is the 40% increase in image area (2048 x 1536 vs. 1600 x 1200) due to the new big CCD. The Canon BeBit site have just posted specifications and four sample images.

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Canon S20 Specifications

Notes: Slight change in zoom range down from 35mm - 70mm to 32mm - 64mm (probably due to the larger CCD), and because of the larger pixel count burst speed is down from 1.7fps to 0.8fps).

Image Sensor 3.34 million pixel CCD (total) 1/1.8" size
Number of Recording Pixels
Large :
2,048 (H)
1,536 (V)
Middle :
1,024 (H)
768 (V)
Small :
640 (H)
480 (V)
Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100/ 200/ 400 (ISO 200/ 400 for gain up setting)
Image Data Storage CompactFlashTM (CF) card Type I or Type II standard
Image Compression JPEG standard
Image Compression Level Super Fine/ Fine/ Normal
Image Storage Capacity *
(with 16MB CF card)
Large/ Super Fine :
Approx. 6 images
Large/ Fine :
Approx. 16 images
Large/ Normal :
Approx. 31 images
Lens 6.5 (W) - 13.0 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent : 32 - 64mm)
F2.9 (W) - F4.0 (T)
Digital Tele-converter 2X, 4X (Maximum 8X digital zoom is available combined with optical zoom)
Shutter Mechanical + Electronic control
Shutter Speed 2 - 1/1,000 sec. (2 sec. for Slow Shutter or Night Scene mode)
Focusing Method TTL autofocus
Focusing Range
(from the top of lens barrel)
Macro :
12 cm to 66 cm (0.4 to 2.2 ft.)
Standard :
66 cm to infinity (2.2 ft. to infinity)
AE Method TTL program AE
Light Metering Method Center-weighted metering/ Spot metering
(Spot metering is available at Manual mode only)
White Balance Control TTL auto white balance
Continious Shooting Mode Approx. 0.8 images/sec. (at Large/ Fine in using optical finder)
Self-timer 10 seconds
Flash Built-in (Auto/ Red-eye reduction/ On / Off)
Flash Range
Wide-angle :
0.17 to 3.3 m (0.6 to 10.8 ft.)
Telephoto :
0.17 to 2.3 m (0.6 to 7.5 ft.)
Optical Viewfinder Real-image type
LCD Monitor 1.8" low-temperture polysilicon color TFT
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF **)
Print Order Format Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
Interface USB/ Serial (RS232C)
CF card slot (compiled with CF Type II standards)
Video out
Power Source 2CR5 lithium battery
NiMH rechargeable battery
AC adapter
CR 2016 lithium battery for date/ clock backup
Dimensions (W x H x D) 105.4 x 69.4 x 33.8 mm (4.1" x 2.7" x 1.3") excluding protrusion
Weight Approx. 270 g (9.5 oz) excluding batteries and CF card
* These numbers are based on Canon standardized shooting conditions. Actual numbers may differ according to the shooting conditions and photographic subjects.
** "DCF" is an abbreviation of "Design rule for Camera File system" standardized by Japan Electronic Industry Development Association (JEIDA).
All data is based on Canon's standard testing methods. Subject to change without notice.