Canon has come out with the PowerShot SX20 IS for those who would like to shoot like a professional at much less a price. Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and comparative price.

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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

We all want a little more out of the money that we pay, donít we? Especially when it comes to cameras, which have now been trained to take care of every mistake or error of judgment made by us, we always expect something more than what is given. Perhaps this is the reason why companies like Canon are coming up with Semi professional cameras like the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS, which gives the levels of control that a professional camera would offer. Its resolution is 12mp and it comes with a zoom range of a whopping 20x, among other features that render this camera suitable for those who want more than just clicking away.

Design and Functioning

When a camera is endowed with features that offer the controls that only a professional DLSR offers, it should at least look like a miniature of it! The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS even looks like an SLR designed for kids, though it really is no kid-stuff and is actually a force to be reckoned with. It is rather heavy for a Prosumer camera, perhaps because it offers a zoom range as impressive as 20x, with the 35mm equivalent of 28-560mm! It has a shutter speed range from 15 seconds to 1/3200th second. Other features that it comes with are built-in stereo microphones and speaker, Low-light focus assist illuminator to help the user focus when lighting conditions do not seem favourable as also a Stitch Assist mode to help create perfect panoramic pictures. While other cameras come with the digital image stabilization function, this camera comes with the Optical Image Stabilization, which makes the picture immune to blur or shake. It is compatible with SD, SDHC, MMC and High Capacity MMC cards.

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Price India
Price: Rs. 29,995.00Resolution: 12.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) AA Alkaline batteries
Battery Life (Hours) 300
DimensionsWidth (mm) 124
Depth (mm) 87
Height (mm) 89
Weight 560
LensFocal Length(mm) 28-560
f-number f/2.8 - f/8.0
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/3200
ISO rating Auto* , ISO 80/ 100/ 200/ 400/ 800/ 1600
Interchangeability NA
Brand Powershot
Image SensorType CCD
Size(inches) 1/2.5
Total Resolution(MP) 12.10
Effective Resolution(MP) 12.10
Dust Reduction System NA
ViewfinderType LCD
Size 2.5
MemoryCard Type SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom approx. 80x
Digital Zoom Approx. 4.0x
Light MeteringMulti Metering Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Automatic
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Manual
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Auto easy
Built in Flash Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge NA
Hdmi NA
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode Yes
Red Eye Reduction NA
Histogram NA
Colour Options Black
Warranty (Years) 3
Last Updated on : June 05, 2010

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