Officially Casio beat Canon to the 3.34 megapixel announcement (well at least to the general public anyway), howeve rumours of the S20 had been popping up in various cyber-spaces for a couple of months now. Just last week Canon announced the S20, a 3.34 megapixel (3.14 megapixels effective - 2048 x 1536) version of its successful, recent, but popular S10. Features wise the S20 is identical to the S10, body size, operation, menus and software are all the same. The case is champagne rather than silver and the only other difference is the "3.3" and "S20" on the front. Just makes me wonder how happy recent purchasers of the S10 are...
The camera for this review is an "MT sample" (which basically means pre-release), the original unit supplied was replaced by an MT2 sample which though still pre-release is deemed very close to final production (thus reviewable).
Because the S20 is so similar to the S10 I've re-used some of my S10 review (mostly in operation and handling) for those readers who haven't read it or just come for the S20 review. All camera shots, timings, sampels and comparisons are new.
|Chicago Alley by tko|
from Down the alleyway
|Callan-5680 by vbuhay|
from What Child's Dream May Come
|Widget by Wilfried HKG|
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|Isolated by PEB|
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