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Canon Powershot Sx20is 12.1mp Digital Camera With 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom And 2

canon powershot sx20is 12 1mp digital camera with 20x wide angle optical image stabilized zoom and 2 5 inch articulating lcd discontinued by manufact

Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-Inch Articulating LCD (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • High-powered 20x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Capture 720p HD movies with stereo sound; HDMI output connector for easy playback on your HDTV
  • 2.5-inch Vari-Angle System LCD; improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects from 22 predefined shooting situations
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor; 12.1-megapixel resolution for poster-size, photo-quality prints
  • Powered by AA batteries (included); capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Product Description Discover the HD difference. With the classically stylish PowerShot SX20 IS, you can produce magnificent HD movies and dazzling photos. Loaded with features, it’s got a high-powered 20x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, 12.1 megapixels, a big 2.5-inch Vari-Angle LCD, Blink Detection and more.The PowerShot SX20 IS is equipped with many of the same features as a higher-end camera: an ultra-powerful zoom, eye-popping resolution and advanced picture-improving technology. 12.1 megapixels of resolution gives your photography incomparable depth and ensures that any section of any shot can be enlarged and cropped with no loss in quality when you edit the image even if you choose to print the image. It can create crisp, clear 13 x 19-inch posters. From the Manufacturer Discover the HD difference. With the classically stylish PowerShot SX20 IS, you can produce magnificent HD movies and dazzling photos. Loaded with features, it’s got a high-powered 20x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, 12.1 megapixels, a big 2.5-inch Vari-Angle LCD, Blink Detection and more. The PowerShot SX20 IS is equipped with many of the same features as a higher-end camera: an ultra-powerful zoom, eye-popping resolution and advanced picture-improving technology. 12.1 megapixels of resolution gives your photography incomparable depth and ensures that any section of any shot can be enlarged and cropped with no loss in quality when you edit the image even if you choose to print the image. It can create crisp, clear 13 x 19-inch posters. PowerShot SX20 IS Highlights 20x optical zoom in action 20x wide-angle optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer The PowerShot SX20 IS is equipped with a 20x Optical Zoom lens with a focal length of 5.0-100mm (35mm equivalent: 28-560mm) that allows you to shoot any scene from wide-angle to telephoto. The camera uses a VCM (Voice Coil Motor) for high-speed, quiet, energy-efficient lens movement with precise control. Focal length is conveniently indicated on the lens barrel. The lens is optimized to fully exploit its zoom length and wide shooting angle in concert with the camera’s high 12.1 Megapixel resolution. UD glass effectively suppresses chromatic aberration, while enhanced negative refractive power ensures that distortion at the wide-angle is also corrected. Further aberration is controlled with the inclusion of a double-sided aspherical glass-molded lens and ultra-high refraction index lens. The SX20 IS is equipped with Canon’s acclaimed Optical Image Stabilizer Technology that automatically detects and corrects camera shake--one of the leading causes of fuzzy or blurred shots. Even when zoomed in, you can get the steady, crisp, brilliant images you’ll be proud to shoot and share. And Canon’s Optical Image Stabilizer Technology is convenient to use. It functions perfectly with or without a flash. Use the optical zoom while shooting superb 720p HD movies with stereo sound If you long for the convenience of an advanced still camera that also creates superb movies, the new PowerShot SX20 IS lets you record video in beautiful high definition (1280 x 720 pixels). The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD movies (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition monitor. You'll enjoy the HD experience with no degradation of image or audio in the signal, plus the ability to display up to 130 thumbnails at once. Improved Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings Just set the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS to Smart AUTO and you're ready for maximum enjoyment from your picture taking every time. It's a relaxing and satisfying way to shoot because you can completely concentrate on your subject knowing that the camera has the technical details covered. Advanced Canon technology intelligently analyzes your situation and shooting conditions. Then it automatically selects an appropriate setting from 22 specially defined settings. So whether you're photographing flowers, a captivating sunset, or your friends at the park, you can be confident that you're getting dramatic, memorable images. Shooting Modes Advanced presets for the best possible photos under certain conditions. With 24 Shooting Modes, you're ready for whatever shot comes your way. DIGIC 4 Image Processor Canon’s proprietary DIGIC Image Processors have long set its cameras apart from the competition, and the new DIGIC 4 sets the bar even higher. Faster, more accurate noise reduction delivers better image quality, even at high ISO speeds. iSAPS Technology is an entirely original scene-recognition technology developed for digital cameras by Canon. Using an internal database of thousands of different photos, iSAPS works with the advanced DIGIC 4 Image Processor to improve focus speed and accuracy, as well as exposure and white balance. Large 2.5-inch Vari-Angle LCD enables easy viewing The camera’s 2.5-inch LCD screen gives you the big picture, whether you’re shooting, reviewing or showing off your images. This high-resolution screen offers a crisp, clear picture to make shooting, playback and using the camera’s menu functions especially convenient. Clear and bright, it also features Night Display for easy viewing in low light. It also has an electronic viewfinder that provides sharp images when you shoot close-up with Super Macro shooting mode. This AA battery powered camera enables you to easily power up Conveniently, you don’t need to worry about running out of batteries or having to recharging them. Since AA-size batteries can be purchased at any store, simply get new ones locally wherever you go--no special power adapters or chargers are needed. What's in the BoxPowerShot SX20 IS Body AA-size Alkaline Battery (x4) Neck Strap NS-DC4 Lens Hood LH-DC50 Lens Cap Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Stereo Video Cable STV-250N

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Brand : Canon
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 4.3
Review Count : 616
Auto Focus Technology : Multi-area, Single, Contrast Detection, Live View
Photo Sensor Size : 1/2.3-inch
Photo Sensor Technology : CCD
Effective Still Resolution : 12.1
Video Capture Resolution : 720p
Model Name : Canon PowerShot SX20IS
Model Number : SX20IS
Best Sellers Rank : #281,953 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #1,853 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras
Color : Black
Included Components : Lens Cap, Battery, Neck Strap
Expanded ISO Maximum : 1600
Lens Type : Wide Angle
Optical Zoom : 20
Compatible Mountings : Canon
Screen Size : 2.5 Inches
Batteries Required? : No
Number of Batteries : 4 AA batteries required.
Are Batteries Included : No
Rechargeable Battery Included : No
Battery Cell Composition : Lithium Ion
Battery Weight : 1 Grams
Target Gender : Unisex
Connectivity Technology : USB, HDMI
Continuous Shooting Speed : 0.7
Special Feature : Image Stabilization
Skill Level : Professional
Form Factor : SLR-like (bridge)
Hardware Interface : AV Port
Display Resolution Maximum : 230,000
White balance settings : Auto
JPEG quality level : Basic, Fine, Normal
Image Stabilization : Optical
Video Capture Format : AVC
Viewfinder Type : Electronic
Display Fixture Type : Fully-articulated
Item Dimensions LxWxH : 5.04 x 3.43 x 3.46 inches
Item Weight : 1.32 Pounds
Zoom Type : Optical
Focus Type : Autofocus & Manual
Maximum Focal Length : 560 Millimeters
Minimum Focal Length : 28 Millimeters
Expanded ISO Minimum : 80
Metering Description : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Shooting Modes : Scene, Automatic
Battery Description : 4 x AA batteries (Alkaline or NiMH)
Flash Memory Type : SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC Plus / HC MMC Plus
Max Shutter Speed : 1/3200 seconds
Min Shutter Speed : 15 seconds
Processor Description : Digic 4
Digital Zoom : 4
Autofocus Points : 9
Language : English

Canon PowerShot SX20IS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 20x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.5-Inch Articulating LCD (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

  • I\'ll emphasize one point first - the same that I did with the SX10 - this is NOT a camera for the rank amateur or for someone who thinks that \"point and shoot\" applies to this camera. You can point it, and you can shoot, but if all you\'re ever going to do is use it in the \"Auto\" setting, you\'re wasting your money. This is such a versatile camera that using it on \"Automatic\" will get you average pictures. Of course, for some people, \"average\" is better than you\'ve done in the past, so...I\'ve had the SX10IS for almost a year, and have shot well over 10,000 photos. The SX20 has some improvements, and I thought it was worth the price to make life a little easier. In the past week, I\'ve shot over 1,000 pictures with the SX20. All of these have been of birds, bugs, butterflies, bunnies, bees, scenery, and a few dogs. It\'s what I do. People aren\'t half as interesting. I leave those to my brother who has a Nikon Something-or-other and 30 pounds of lenses and junk that I no longer want to carry around. I will take pictures of my grandkids, but they\'re just that, snapshots. When I take pictures of wildlife with the SX10 or 20, it\'s photography, a hobby I\'ve had for 65 years.Comparison with the SX10 and an Evaluation: Some things become apparent immediately on the plus side: (1) the wheel on the back is easier to use, faster, and more precise. So far, it doesn\'t change settings just by brushing up against clothing. (2) the viewfinder adjustment is more precise and spot on. (3) It is easy to use although the instruction manual has not improved. I urge anyone using the SX10 or 20 to read the manual. (4) The weight is fine and, even though I have a relatively small hand, it is comfortable and not at all bulky. Others must be comparing this to the Elph. That said, after four hours of shooting, even 18 ounces can feel like 8 pounds around your neck. I suggest, while keeping the camera around your neck, you lift it with one hand for a little while before it becomes a literal pain in the neck. (5) Battery life is still great. I do wish that Canon had added an ACCESSIBLE battery meter so that I could tell how much batter life I have left when I leave with a camera. Then I would know before I leave home whether or not to take an extra set with me which I now do as a matter of course since I never know when they\'ll die. The battery warning indicator leaves you with four or five photos that can be taken if that. Odd though it may seem, I chose the SX20 over the competition because it takes AA rechargeable batteries. While those may add a little weight, it\'s rare that I can\'t find regular AAs in a store, and I can always keep an extra set in the car if I happen to be driving to a location.What has not changed: (1) The camera is simply not made for low light situations, no matter what settings you use. \"Low light\" for me is a bird under the canopy of a tree even on a bright summer day. (2) The ISO has changed so that even at 80, you\'ll experience noise, This is worse than the SX10. At 800 and above, the noise is simply unacceptable. I keep the ISO at 200 or 100, and shoot almost exclusively at Av, Tv, or M. (3) I NEVER use digital zoom. If a bird is off some 200 feet, using the digital zoom may get you the bird, but it will be blurred no matter what the linear bar says. (4) Canon hasn\'t attached a cord to the lens cap since the S3 or S5, and I wish they\'d bring it back. I USE the lens cap, and would prefer not keeping it in my pocket or even my hand while shooting. (5) I haven\'t found much use for the lens hood, and often feel that Canon added it to make the camera look \"more professional\" for those who feel inferior next to those using 1000mm lenses and carry 35 pounds of gear. (6) The SX20 is just as slow as the SX10, and that\'s fairly slow. \"Continuous\" is not like having a motor drive, and if you can get three shots off in 5 seconds you\'d be doing very well. Birds, however, do not move for your convenience and three shots in a second would satisfy my needs. This does not. Even taking pictures of a kid running the bases is going to be missing something no matter what setting you use. Fortunately, I have the philosophy that what I miss today, I might get tomorrow. That does not apply to children at play although it might at Aunt Martha\'s 95th birthday party where nothing is going to move that fast.The SX10 has the same buttons on the back, but I always seemed to be pushing them by mistake. That, for some reason, hasn\'t happened with the thousand photos I\'ve taken with the SX20. And I reiterate, the thumb wheel on the SX20 is much faster and precise. I can set the exposure - speed and aperture and even override the normal settings - in half the time as with the SX10.The macro settings on the SX20 became much easier and faster, though SuperMacro is just a pain to use. Supermacro must in my opinion be used with the LCD. You won\'t do much with the viewfinder at a distance of 5mm. It works, however. I rarely use it except for very small insects, but I imagine if you have a coin or stamp collection, it could come in handy although lighting will always be a problem at that (lack of) distance. Otherwise, I like the macro because the zoom works well with it. Of all the features that takes practice, it is the macro.This is my fifth digital camera going back to 2000. Four of the five have been Canons and, if I didn\'t need the focal length for what I do (nature photography of everything from raptors to dragonflies), I would have stopped at the A620, perhaps the finest all-round P&S camera Canon has made. But, if you want to take a photo of a dragonfly or bird and can get within 15 feet of it, this is the camera for you...unless you like changing lenses, calculating for various conditions, and carrying all that stuff around with you.What I fear most is that, having now bought the SX20 is that Canon will come out with another P&S that moves us closer to DSLRs and the need to have at least two lenses. After 50 years of using SLRs, I want easy, not complex. In fact, I might have told Canon to leave off some things from the SX20. I don\'t need fancy. I need accuracy and clarity. And I don\'t need automatic features with 30 different scenes. Because there\'s so many extras, superfluous extras added to the SX10 and 20, I can\'t say that the controls and menus are easy. Knowledge makes things easier, but the best knowledge is knowing what works and what you can do without. I use perhaps 40% of the functions of the camera.Oh, before I forget, the date stamp would have been very nice if the print was smaller and if it was in the lower right corner at stated in the manual. Instead, it\'s about a half-inch above and to the left of the lower right hand corner, and can ruin a shot that cannot crop out the date. I would suggest leaving the date for software. Remember, once you use the date stamp on a photo, it can\'t be undone. I emphasize that you set the Date Stamp to \"No.\"The LCD is still a great plus. There have been many times when I need it to \"see\" over a wire fence and the only way is with this articulating LCD. Other than those circumstances, I exclusively use the viewfinder, The LCD is primarily to see what I hope will be clear when I download to my computer.I\'ll repeat something else I said about the SX10: The Viewfinder on this camera is the best I\'ve ever had! It can be set by use of a knurled ring on the left and, if you wear glasses, can make the picture you see through the viewfinder sharper than if you used glasses alone. It\'s five times better than using the LCD. For the viewfinder alone, I would buy this camera!I know that many people have bought this because you can now shoot HD movies. I used the SX10 for movies twice, and probably won\'t do much with the SX20 in this regard either. Even with an 8GB card, a movie of a green heron chick catching a dragonfly in midair can take 6-8 minutes, and that\'s a lot of MBs in the process. However, if it\'s your son or daughter running the bases, it\'s great! It is possible to take one frame out for printing, but the resolution and size will be smaller than a \"normal\" shot. Still, this camera is capable of an awful lot, and you might as well use it.All and all, I almost love this camera. If it were faster and could shoot in low light on a foggy day, I would love it. Overall, 4 to 4½ stars. Considering that I\'ve published as many with the SX10 and 20 as with my 35mm SLR, I\'d say that my patience and the digital point-and-shoot have improved mightily.I compared this camera to four others (Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, and Canon), and I still ended up with the Canon SX20. The fact that they went to 12.1 MP means very little. The two extra MP doesn\'t make much difference, and they kept the 20X focal length of the zoom. However, I used the 24X zoom of a competitor, and there was so much noise at the upper end that I thought it was digital rather than optical. This camera was also more comfortable, albeit a little heavier, and I am really partial to AA batteries. It certainly is something to consider. (See my review of Eneloop batteries.)I rarely recommend anything to anybody. If I recommend something as \"sophisticated\" as this to someone who points and shoots and still cuts off heads and feet, then I\'m to blame. If someone buys the camera because s/he sees what I can do with it, they often forget that I\'ve been a semi-pro for almost 50 years and have had a 35mm since 1953. Would I recommend THIS camera? Yes, but with several caveats which will soon be forgotten.Postscript: For a number of very good reasons, I will not upload photos taken with this camera. All of my photos can be found on my Web site.
  • I got this camera about a week ago and have been satisfied with it so far. I bought it for a trip to Australia later this year. am new to photography and wanted to get my feet wet with something more than a pocket point & shoot, but less bluky and cheaper than a DSLR or even a mini DSLR like the Rebel. aside from the bulk of carrying lenses, i wasnt quite ready to make the jump to a $700-$1000 camera.As far as bridge cameras go, this seems to be a great way to go. the picture quality is quite good and photos come in nice and sharp when properly exposed. having said that, this camera is not a point and shoot. it is also not a DSLR. if you are expecting a substitute for a $2000 camera, you will be left wanting. I also find it the make some questionable exposure settings when i leave it on AUTO. it is fairly good size, not something that i would be able to put in my pocket. but it could fit into a midsized purse or a day pack fairly easily for a trip when you know you will be taking pics.back to the point that this is not a DSLR. this camera cost $360! it is not a replacement for a full size, interchangeable lense camera with a full image sensor. having said that, the lense is quite amazing. at the wide angel, you get the full 28mm (35mm film equiv) and at full zoom, you get the equivilent of 560mm. and that lense offers surpirsing image quality over the whole spectrum. it does slow down (allow less light to reach the sensor) to F5.7 at 560mm, but it offers a steller F2.8 at full wideview. the image stableization also workes wonders on this lense.the sensor chip on this is not the full size offered in DSLRs, this camera does have some low light noise. i found that on AUTO or P, the ISO would go up to 800 on a well lite indoor subject. i manually brought that down to 200, and still ended up with well lit photos without the noise. i cannot speak for the low light performance compared to other cameras in this class, but i have found little fault so long as you are prepared to dabble in the manual settings. just dont expect it to be as clear in low light as your D5.The manual modes all seem straigh forward. you can switch between apature and shutter speed with a flick of the thumb, and both are readily controled by the central wheel. ISO is also easily accessable on the main wheel and the majority of the buttons are laid out with at least some amount of common sense. the menu is also easily navigated and offers a number of settings from flash strenght to power settings.the flip screen is nice, although it seems like more of a novelty than anyhting else, i usually just flip it back to \"normal\" against the back of the camera view. the resolution of the image is quite good. which is fortunate because the smaller eye viewfinder is of relativly poor resolution. this is one of my gripes with this camera. if you are going to include a viewfinder, at least give it as good of resolution as the main screen. it is pretty much worthless for determining focus or fine picture taking.I strongly recommend that you spend the $12 on the aluminum 58mm lense thread adapter. this camera does not come with one and while i do little in the way of filters, i do like having a clear UV filter to protect my lense.This camera also has a hot shoe for those of you who will be doing anything that requires a finner tuch than the built in flash. i would by one if i were to do pictures for anything like a wedding where the built in would be to direct.The 4 AA batteries were one of the buying points for me. It is good to always be able to get batteries and since i currently live in italy, and i travel alot, being able to carry or buy spares is important. on that note, i have taken about 200 pics, many with flash and about 8 min of HD Video (looks and sounds great BTW) and the batteries are still going strong.over all i am happy with my purchas and think that this camera is going to end up being a good camera at a good price. I will provide more of a review after i get to use it more on my trip.

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