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Canon EOS 1D X vs Canon PowerShot D20

Canon EOS 1D X vs Canon PowerShot D20

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Canon EOS 1D X
Canon PowerShot D20

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a megapixel of 18.1MP, however the Canon PowerShot D20 is only a 12.1MP digital camera (6MP lower). 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.

0.2" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X has a display diagonal of 3.2", however the Canon PowerShot D20 is only a 3" screen digital camera (0.2" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Significantly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 is only a 461,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (579,000 pixels lower).
Five hundred and eighty more battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a digital camera that takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Canon PowerShot D20 only takes 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Five more awards
The Canon EOS 1D X has 11 awards, however the Canon PowerShot D20 has 6 awards.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Canon EOS 1D X has an average expert review score of 89% based on 57 reviews, but the Canon PowerShot D20 has an average rating of 72% (based on 49 reviews).
User reviews are a lot better
The Canon EOS 1D X has an average user review score of 97% based on 311 reviews, but the Canon PowerShot D20 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a 205g digital camera. That's 1.1kg lighter than the Canon EOS 1D X (205g). 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.

£3,000 cheaper
The Canon PowerShot D20 is £3,000 cheaper than the Canon EOS 1D X.
More popular
The Canon PowerShot D20 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 121756 by sales volume in our digital cameras, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X ranks No. 274615.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X is a 1.3kg digital camera. That's 1.1kg heavier than the Canon PowerShot D20 (205g). 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.

£3,000 more expensive
The Canon EOS 1D X is more expensive than the Canon PowerShot D20 by £3,000.
Over one year older
The Canon EOS 1D X is older than the Canon PowerShot D20 by 14 months.
Worse selling
The Canon EOS 1D X ranks No. 274615 by sales volume, but the Canon PowerShot D20 ranks No. 121756.
8 Reasons Against
6MP lower megapixel Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a megapixel of 12.1MP, but the Canon EOS 1D X is an 18.1MP digital camera (6MP 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.

Marginally smaller display diagonal Edit
Canon PowerShot D20 is only 3" screen, but the Canon EOS 1D X is a 3.2" screen digital camera (0.2" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 has a display resolution (numeric) of 461,000 pixels, however the Canon EOS 1D X is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (579,000 pixels higher).
Five hundred and eighty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Canon PowerShot D20 takes 280.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Canon EOS 1D X only takes 860.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 2 shops sells the Canon PowerShot D20, but 3 retailers sell the Canon EOS 1D X. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon PowerShot D20 has received 6 awards, the Canon EOS 1D X has received 11 awards.
Appreciably Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Canon PowerShot D20 is only 72%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 1D X is 89% (based on 57 reviews).
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Canon PowerShot D20 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon EOS 1D X is 97% (based on 311 reviews).

Awards

11 Awards
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
camcorderinfo.com: Best of Year
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
6 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Recommended
optyczne.pl: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

53 months Ago 39 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel
18.1MP
BEST
12.1MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 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
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3888 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 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
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
36 x 24 Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels
19.3MP
BEST
12.8MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Freezeproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data -10°C
Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Splashproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splashproof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.8
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.9
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 140mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5 - 25
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/10
Combined Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
-2 - 18 0.05 - 1
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 0.5
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61
BEST
9
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05m
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1m

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
15s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Interval
0.33s Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Auto
 Manual
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 3
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.4
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 25fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 MOV
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280×720@60fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 WAV
BEST
 WAV
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
461,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
Optional Connectivity
 Wireless LAN
BEST
 Wireless LAN
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Manual
 Auto
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 10x
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
 Orientation sensor
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Image Editing
 Rotating
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Start-Up Time
100ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Dual Digic 5+ DIGIC 4
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Night
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ARA
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 ARA

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 205g
BEST
Height
163.6mm 70.8mm
Depth
82.7mm 28mm
Width
158mm 112.3mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 228g

Battery

Power Source Type
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
CR2025, LP-E4N/ LP-E4 NB-6L
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
860 shots
BEST
280 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 104
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 0 - 40

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility , Picture Style Editor Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 AC
 USB
 AV
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap

Networking

Networking Features
Gigabit Unknown - Click to provide data
Network Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Network ready

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data Mini-HDMI
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7 SP1/ Vista SP2/ XP SP3,Mac OS X v10.6 – 10.7
On/off Switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On/off switch
Frame
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 – 1/1600; 15 – 1/1600
Video Memory Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 4 GB
Aperture Priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
 Digital SLR
Manual Exposure
 Manual exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure
 Auto exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
Recording Format
EXIF 2.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Priority AE
 Shutter priority AE
Unknown - Click to provide data
Rotating
 Rotating
 Rotating

Technical Details

Image Processor
 2 x DIGIC 5+
 2 x DIGIC 5+
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