Canon D20 12.1 Megapixel Waterproof Reviews Roundup

On February 7 2012, Canon announced the addition of 4 PowerShot cameras: the ELPH 530 HS, ELPH 320 HS, SX260 HS, and D20. The PowerShot D20 is waterproof to 33 feet, temperature-resistant from 14°F to 104°F and shockproof up to 5.0 feet. User can switch from normal photo mode to snow or underwater mode with an easy-to-access button.

When recording video, the camera includes wind reduction technology to help capture clear audio. It comes with a 12.1 Megapixels high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, DIGIC 4 image processor, 1080p Full HD video, a 5x optical zoom lens, 3.0-inch LCD screen, and GPS-capabilities. The PowerShot D20 camera is expected to ship in May 2012 for an estimated retail price of $349.99.

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Canon Powershot D20 Camera Reviews Roundup


NeoCamera - Feb 06 2013
"This rugged camera produces 12 megapixels images throughout its entire sensitivity range. This is sufficient to make nice 9"x12" prints. Typically, 8 megapixels would be enough for larger output but there is softness due to noise-reduction even at base ISO. Both ISO 100 and 200 are very similar and produce images with a no noise but general s..." More »
50out of 100
Camera Labs - Nov 07 2012
"The Canon PowerShot D20 is a point-and-shoot compact designed for use outdoors and in the water. The difference between the D20 and many other waterproof compacts, like the Panasonic Lumix TS20 / FT20 is that it's been designed from the ground up for water-based and outdoor activities.  If you take those things seriously and want a camera to accompany..." More »
84out of 100
Photography BLOG - Oct 04 2012
"Our initial thoughts about the Canon Powershot D20 weren't good. It has a rather poor dynamic range which really shone through on the first set of pictures we took with it. The camera's metering prefers the darker areas over the light and will happily bleach out the sky to keep the shadows. With i-Contrast, the camera should be able to recover shadows, so i..." More »
80out of 100
ePhotoZine - Aug 16 2012
"Images have a good level of detail at both ends of the lens, particularly as it is an internal lens, this often leads to a reduction in image quality. In contrasting areas, there is some purple fringing. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 1cm, which makes it possible for the camera to get close enough to take a very impressive macro shot. A sh..." More »
80out of 100
Pocket-lint - Jul 27 2012
"As the D20 has no external moving parts its 5x optical zoom lens has certain design compromises and limitations as a result. The screen in front of the lens can easily smudge from fingers, and it's not uncommon for water marks either. This is a common problem for any waterproof camera, but something to pay great attention to. Although a lens cloth isn't inc..." More »
70out of 100
TechRadar - Jun 27 2012
"The Canon PowerShot D20 is designed as an underwater point-and-shoot compact camera, and in that respect it doesn't disappoint. What is more, it's packed with such a great variety of features that those using it in aquatic environments can also make use of many of its functions, in particular its GPS logger, Full HD or slow-motion movie capture and dedicate..." More »
70out of 100
Digital Camera Info - Jun 27 2012
"By our count, there are no less than 15 new waterproof cameras in the 2012 model year. We've never seen the pool so crowded before. The industry is counting on these adventure-ready cameras to close the sales gap left where cheap point-and-shoots used to be. With so much competition, most manufacturers have to make a tough-cam that can survive some abuse an..." More »
66out of 100
Steve's Digicam - Jun 09 2012
"Our outdoor image samples show us the outstanding image quality that we have come to expect from Canon and their HS system. The images show very pleasing exposure and color, as well as crystal clear focus. It handled all of our tests shots with ease, the only thing that really stood out was some slight aberrations in high contrast areas throughout the image..." More »
Not Rated
CNET UK - Jun 01 2012
"The D20 has five primary shooting modes and 17 scene modes. I performed my tests using auto mode to replicate the conditions under which most users will shoot with this class of camera. There was evidence of chromatic aberration in the corners of some images when shooting at wide angle. This is an unwanted effect that fringes sharp contrasts in an image wit..." More »
80out of 100
Trusted Reviews - Mar 09 2012
"In terms of exposure modes, the Canon PowerShot D20 remains fully automatic in all modes, although a switch on top of the camera can be used to toggle between the snaptastic Smart Auto mode and the more user-adjustable (but still fully automatic) Normal Shooting mode. Smart Auto mode is essentially a scene recognition exposure mode whereby the camera judges..." More »
Not Rated
Digital Camera Info - Feb 15 2012
"Regular shooting with the Canon D20 is not a problem, as the camera's dedicated auto mode is fairly easy to work with. We started getting more confused by the camera when we tried to adjust controls more extensively, however, and we quickly grew frustrated by the camera's complex arrangement of three separate menu systems. We also were confounded by Canon's..." More »
Not Rated

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