Canon PowerShot D20 vs Polaroid IS525

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Canon PowerShot D20
Polaroid IS525

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a maximum waterproof depth of 10m. That's 7m higher than the Polaroid IS525 (3m). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 135.2mm longer than the Polaroid IS525 (4.8mm).
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.24m smaller than the Polaroid IS525 (0.25m).
Hugely higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a maximum ISO speed of 3,200, but the Polaroid IS525 is only a 200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,000 lower).
12s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 15s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is only a 3s maximum shutter speed digital camera (12s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

67mm shorter Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 28mm tall digital camera, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is a 95mm tall digital camera (67mm taller).
One hundred and sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a digital camera that takes 280.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Polaroid IS525 only takes 120.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

User reviews are a lot better
The Canon PowerShot D20 has an average user review score of 80% based on 1 review, but the Polaroid IS525 has an average rating of 68% (based on 23 reviews).
9 Reasons For
3.9MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Canon PowerShot D20 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

20% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1x bigger than the Canon PowerShot D20 (5x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Significantly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 4.8mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 23.2mm shorter than the Canon PowerShot D20 (4.8mm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 50 smaller than the Canon PowerShot D20 (50).
107g lighter Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a weight of 121g, but the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 228g digital camera (107g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thinner Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 20mm deep digital camera. That's 50.8mm thinner than the Canon PowerShot D20 (20mm).
Narrower Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 63mm wide digital camera. That's 49.3mm narrower than the Canon PowerShot D20 (63mm).
Cheaper by £200
The Polaroid IS525 costs £200 less than the Canon PowerShot D20.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, however the Polaroid IS525 is a 16MP digital camera (3.9MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a digital zoom of 4x, but the Polaroid IS525 is a 5x digital zoom digital camera (1x bigger). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Hugely longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a minimum focal length of 28mm, but the Polaroid IS525 is a 4.8mm minimum focal length digital camera (23.2mm shorter).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Polaroid IS525 is a 50 minimum ISO speed digital camera (50 smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 228g digital camera. That's 107g heavier than the Polaroid IS525 (121g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

50.8mm thicker Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a depth of 70.8mm, however the Polaroid IS525 is a 20mm deep digital camera (50.8mm thinner).
A lot wider Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a width of 112.3mm, however the Polaroid IS525 is a 63mm wide digital camera (49.3mm narrower).
£200 more expensive
The Canon PowerShot D20 is more expensive than the Polaroid IS525 by £200.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 stores sells the Canon PowerShot D20, however 4 shops sell the Polaroid IS525. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
9 Reasons Against
Significantly lower maximum waterproof depth Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 3m waterproof digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 10m waterproof digital camera (7m higher). Read more

This is the maximum depth that the manufacturer recommends taking the camera underwater.

A higher the maximum underwater depth allow you to use the camera for scuba diving as well as snorkelling.

Twenty-nine times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a maximum focal length of 4.8mm, but the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 140mm maximum focal length digital camera (135.2mm longer).
Vastly larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Polaroid IS525 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25m, however the Canon PowerShot D20 is a 0.01m closest focusing distance digital camera (0.24m smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Polaroid IS525 is a 200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 3,000 lower than the Canon PowerShot D20 (200).
12s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Polaroid IS525 is only 3s maximum shutter speed. That's 12s shorter than the Canon PowerShot D20 (3s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

71% taller Edit
Polaroid IS525 is 95mm tall. That's 67mm taller than the Canon PowerShot D20 (95mm).
Only 120.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Polaroid IS525 is 120.00, but the Canon PowerShot D20 only takes 280.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Older by over one year
The Polaroid IS525 is 17 months older than the Canon PowerShot D20.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Polaroid IS525's average user score is only 68%, however the Canon PowerShot D20's is 80% (based on 1 review).

Awards

6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Average Expert Rating

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Date Released

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Manufacturer's Warranty

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2664
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 1200 x 1200
 640 x 480
 640 x 424
 480 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4320 x 3240
 4320 x 3240
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
10m
BEST
3m
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Resistant Case
 Shock resistant case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 5x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Aperture
3.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
140mm
BEST
4.8mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 4.8mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
5 - 25 4.8
Lens Structure
12/10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Combined Zoom
20x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 single
 continuous
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m
BEST
0.25m
Auto Focus Point
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Speed
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
 Auto
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 50
Maximum ISO Speed
3,200
BEST
200
Minimum ISO Speed
100 50
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 2EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
15s
BEST
3s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 5m
Tele Flash Range
1 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.3 - 3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
 MOV
 H.264
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
BEST
 640x480@120fps
 320×240@240fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
461,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent H
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Positive film
 Sepia
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2ms
Scene Mode
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Portrait
 Underwater
Display Language
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
228g 121g
BEST
Height
28mm
BEST
95mm
Depth
70.8mm 20mm
BEST
Width
112.3mm 63mm
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Size
NB-6L Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
280 shots
BEST
120 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX,PhotoStitch, Map Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Included Wrist Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included wrist strap

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 63 x 20 x 95
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.8
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 seconds
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 m at ISO 100
USB 2.0 Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 connector
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 50
Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data Approx. 120 shots
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
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