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Canon PowerShot D20 Digital Camera

£286.23
£189.99 £96.24 cheaper than 38 days ago
Compact Camera 12.1MP 5x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Six industry awards
Good connectivity
Unacceptable noise level
51 Reviews + 6 Awards
Camera Labs Recommended Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This waterproof camera was given a "Recommended" award by review sites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Digitaltrends.com and Camera Labs all of whom said that this digital camera was good.

Two additional expert review sites liked this digital camera. This camera received a "Gold" award from review site What Digital Camera and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from website Optyczne.pl.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 72% based on twenty-six expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews.

Excellent Brand

We checked 34,684 expert and owner reviews (including 830 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras. 95% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Four people who reviewed the Canon PowerShot D20 agreed that it had gps. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “The new Canon D20 is a distinctively designed 12 megapixel camera with a 5x zoom, 1080p HD video, built-in GPS and a 3-inch screen” in their review of this digital camera. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “A 28mm wide lens with 5x optical zoom, GPS tagging, Full HD movie quality”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com wrote “The Canon PowerShot D20 is a waterproof, shockproof and freeze-proof digital compact camera with built-in GPS” in their review of this digital camera.


Price

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Reproduction of Colour is Great At This Price, Especially When Shooting Bright Objects - Colours Real

Three owners who reviewed the Canon PowerShot D20 agreed that it was good value for money. Expert Reviews said “Reproduction of colour is great at this price, especially when shooting bright objects - colours real” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The industry is counting on these adventure-ready cameras to close the sales gap left where cheap point-and-shoots used to” . Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Can do a job underwater the Powershot D20 does a fantastic job for the price, otherwise you’re better off looking elsewhere” but despite that they only gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners said in their reviews that it was noisy. Expert Reviews said “Poor noise handling” . They also wrote “There are signs of too much noise in certain conditions” in their review. And also mentioned “Wind noise on movies, even with wind filter active”.

Poor Noise Handling

Three owners said in their reviews that it was noisy. Expert Reviews said “Poor noise handling” . They also wrote “There are signs of too much noise in certain conditions” in their review. And also mentioned “Wind noise on movies, even with wind filter active”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PowerShot D20 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

It Feels Reassuringly Weighty When Held

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert Reviews mentioned “It feels reassuringly weighty when held” in their review of this digital camera.

Expert review site Macworld.com.au wrote five years ago “The somewhat chunky compact features a unique design with some counterintuitive elements, like the fact the shutter button is on the right”. Expert website Neocamera.com said “Canon's second rugged digital camera is encased in a more conventionally-designed body while providing a hefty amout of protection” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

Twelve customers mentioned that it was compact. Four years ago expert website Itproportal.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Almost all of the main manufacturers have at least one waterproof and shockproof compact in their current model range” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot D20 is designed as an underwater point-and-shoot compact camera” in their review of the Canon PowerShot D20 and scored it 70 out of 100. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “In 2009 Canon outed its first waterproof compact” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5.

Four customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was heavy and bulky. Expert Reviews mentioned “It feels reassuringly weighty when held” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Macworld.com.au wrote five years ago “The somewhat chunky compact features a unique design with some counterintuitive elements, like the fact the shutter button is on the right”. Expert website Neocamera.com said “Canon's second rugged digital camera is encased in a more conventionally-designed body while providing a hefty amout of protection” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Expert website Brisbanetimes.com.au said “Attractive body form with something more conventional in shape, although it still has some inexplicable curves”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 205 grams, the PowerShot D20 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it had good features. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “It's packed with such a great variety of features that those using it in aquatic environments can also make use o”. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “The Canon PowerShot D20 has its rugged and waterproof features down to a tee.” and rated it 70 out of 100. Expert website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “It still however has all the normal facilities and enhancements of a standard digital camera” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon PowerShot D20 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the PowerShot D20 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of this age and spec. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this Canon camera. This camera also support a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the PowerShot D20 in February 2014.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the PowerShot D20 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) which is cheaper; or the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Field of View

The average field of view of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 100%. At 100 percent, the PowerShot D20 has a quite wide field of view compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The PowerShot D20 supports video capability, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support video capability currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which has better reviews; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) which is cheaper.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might want to look at including the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Shock Proof

The PowerShot D20 is shock proof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also are shock proof.

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Has an HDMI Port

The PowerShot D20 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The PowerShot D20 has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative cameras with a GPS (satellite) currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which has better reviews.

Other cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to look at include the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The PowerShot D20 has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Custom Colour

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a custom colour. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a custom colour.

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Features Histogram

The PowerShot D20 features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Canon PowerShot D20 has a 1600 x 1200 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 1200 x 1200, 1600 x 1064, 1920 x 1080, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992, 4000 x 2248 and 4000 x 2664 and 4000 x 3000. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of this spec and age is 640 x 480 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels camera.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might be worth considering include the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) (16.1MP and higher rated) or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) (16MP and cheaper).

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the PowerShot D20 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99) (16x).

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the PowerShot D20 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The optical zooms of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 7.1x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including cheaper digital cameras such as the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99).

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of only 4.8, the PowerShot D20 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. The average maximum aperture number of waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago is 5.4.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 140 millimeters, the PowerShot D20 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 4mm and 200mm.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.9, the PowerShot D20 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest minimum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1, the largest is 8.5, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 35mm. At 28 millimeters, the Canon PowerShot D20 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The PowerShot D20 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon PowerShot D20 has an external flash connector. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The PowerShot D20 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PowerShot D20 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The PowerShot D20 has a battery charger included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PowerShot D20 has a batteries included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The PowerShot D20 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Canon PowerShot D20 supports PictBridge. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.7m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.15m. With a closest focusing distance of only 0.01 meters, the PowerShot D20 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Design

Waterproof

The PowerShot D20 is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also are waterproof.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative waterproof cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) which has better reviews; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850 (£157.99) which is cheaper.

If you want a camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus TG-3 (£233.99).

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Average Waterproof Up to

The PowerShot D20 has a pretty typical waterproof up to (10 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

If this Canon camera waterproof up to is too low for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic DMC-FT5 (£228.99) (13m) which also has a higher rating.

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Dustproof

The Canon PowerShot D20 is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also are dustproof.

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Curvy and Comfortable to Hold

Six people who bought it wrote that it was well designed. Five years ago expert website Imaging-Resource.com mentioned “Big and bold, Canon's first foray into folded optical design was certainly a success, even if wide-angle optical quality suffered a bit” in their review of this digital camera. Also five years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “From the unconventional design to its remarkable lens, this rugged cam easily sits among the best in the bunch”. Pcmag.com rated this digital camera 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The Canon PowerShot D20 ($349.99 direct) is a very tough 12-megapixel camera with a fun aqua and black design and a sharp 5x zoom lens” in their review of this digital camera.

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Curvy and comfortable to hold”. Steves-Digicams.com wrote on expert review site Steve's Digicams five years ago “The D20 sports a new stylish exterior; whic” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned also five years ago “This unusual-looking camera definitely injects some new style into the rugged cam market while also keeping its” .

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Build Quality

Eight owners who bought this digital camera considered that it was good quality. Expert Reviews wrote “In fact we were amazed at the image quality”. Website Itproportal.com scored it 70 out of 100 and said “Build quality” in their review of this digital camera. Expert Reviews also mentioned “The image quality from this little camera is quite exceptional” in their review.

Very Easy to Use

Seven people concluded that this digital camera was easy to use. Expert Reviews mentioned “Display con TAP control”. They also wrote “Very easy to use” in their review. Expert review site Gizmodo.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Panasonic TS4 and the Olympus Toughcam TG-1 both out-perform it in image quality and ease of use”.

Great Tough Camera

Thirty-three owners wrote that it was strong and durable. Expert Reviews wrote in their Canon PowerShot D20 review “Great tough camera” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “Waterproof, tough, rugged” in their review. And also said “Tough and rugged design”.

Ten customers who reviewed it thought it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert Reviews said “Very easy to handle underwater” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Impressive underwater performance” in their review. And also wrote “Fantastic underwater”.

Five customers who purchased this digital camera said that it was well made. Website Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent rugged construction” . Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag five years ago “The GPS-equipped Canon PowerShot D20 is a well-built”.

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Quick Optical Zoom

Six customers concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom. Website Neocamera.com said in their Canon PowerShot D20 review five years ago “Quick optical zoom” although they gave it a score of 40 out of 100. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com wrote in their review of this digital camera also five years ago “It has a 28mm lens with a 5x optical zoom and Canon’s Intelligent IS technology to cope with outdoor use” . Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on expert website What Digital Camera “The Canon PowerShot D20 features a 5x optical zoom, which provides a focal length that's equivalent to 28-140mm in 35mm terms”.

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Expert Reviews wrote five years ago “Sharp lens”.

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Website Neocamera.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good stabilization” . Five years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on expert website Steve's Digicams “Features like a 12.1-Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS imaging sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, Intelligent IS optical image stabilization, 5x optical”.

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Great Video Capture

Ten customers considered that it was good for video recording. Trusted Reviews mentioned “Super Slow Motion movie recording”. Expert Reviews gave the Canon PowerShot D20 a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “Wealth of movie modes”. Inspector Gadget said “An error has occurred while attempting video playback”.

Diverse Array of Shooting Modes, Filters

Ten people reckoned that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert review site Itproportal.com wrote “Take a decent picture under most circumstances.” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned five years ago “It produces good-looking images at every supported ISO.”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Expert Reviews “A rugged waterproof camera with dependable image and video quality”.

Three people who reviewed it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Five years ago Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Diverse array of shooting modes, filters” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Trusted Reviews said in their review of this digital camera “Good range of shooting modes and digital filters”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon co58080ean, canon 6147b012aa, info 6146b012aa, canon 6145b001, 6147b016aa
Barcodes 00013803146264, 00041002024984, 00072091651201, 00132017529219, 00138031462648, 00163120770656, 00163121143176, 00611101452270, 00714574580715, 00714574580753, 00714574580791, 00745449871605, 04960999842370, 04960999842394, 04960999842868, 05053973868851, 08711777151087, 08714574580715, 08714574580722, 08714574580753, 08714574580760, 08714574580791, 08714574580807, 08714574585949, 08714574585963, 08714574585987

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