Canon PowerShot D20

Announced Feb 7, 2012 •
12 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
dpreview conclusion

The PowerShot D20 is a good underwater camera, though it doesn't stand out in any particular area. It takes decent (though slightly soft) photos with pleasing colors (but expect a color cast when shooting underwater). Although light on features, the D20 is water, freeze, dust, and shockproof, and it didn't let us down in our testing.

Good for

Photographers who want a compact camera that can go for a casual swim, hike, or diving trip.

Not so good for

Low light and flash shooters, manual control lovers, and movie enthusiasts

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Canon PowerShot D20 review

The Canon PowerShot D20 is a point-and-shoot compact designed for use outdoors and in the water. The difference between the D20 and many other waterproof compacts, like the Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 is that it's been designed from the ground up for water-based and outdoor activities. If you take those things seriously and want a camera to accompany you and record your exploits, the...

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