This press release today: Canon PowerShot S20 Chosen as Best of Show At Macworld 2000 San Francisco Honored By The Editors Of Macworld Magazine.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in optical and digital imaging technology, today announced that its PowerShot S20, 3.3 mega-pixel digital camera introduced last week, received the Macworld Magazine ``Best of Show Award'' at Macworld 2000 San Francisco. The editors of this preeminent Macintosh publication and Web site chose the PowerShot S20 as one of the top nine most exciting new products announced at Macworld, where hundreds of new products were introduced to the market.

The ``Best of Show Award'' represents an honor, highly-coveted within the Macintosh industry and is presented exclusively at the twice-yearly Macworld Expo. The PowerShot S20 was the only photographic product recognized for this award.

``The PowerShot S20 is a well-designed, compact camera, but most importantly, it is the first three-megapixel digital camera,'' reported Stephen Beale, News Director for

``Appealing to the Macintosh market has always been a priority for Canon,'' said Chuck Westfall, manager, technical information department, camera products, Canon U.S.A., Inc. ``This honor from Macworld Magazine reflects the growing acceptance of Canon products by Mac users and reaffirms our commitment to the Macintosh-based market.''

About the PowerShot S20

The world's smallest(1) 3.3 megapixel digital still camera at 4.1 x 2.7 x 1.3 inches (W x D x H), the PowerShot S20 combines the benefits of digital imaging with features and functions traditionally found only in conventional 35mm cameras. The new, full-performance digital camera is ideal for users looking for the highest overall performance in a small, ultra-compact size. In a metallic champagne color, the PowerShot S20 joins the complete line of Canon digital cameras including the PowerShot A50, S10 and Pro70 models. The PowerShot S20 features an elegant, sturdy, all-metal body equipped with numerous features including a 6.5-13mm (equivalent to 32-64mm in 35mm format) f/2.9-4 all-glass, aspherical zoom lens that enhances sharpness while minimizing distortion. Built-in 2x and 4x digital teleconverters extend the zoom range of the lens to 8x when used in conjunction with its 2x optical zoom capabilities.