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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1207 reviews of Canon PowerShot SX20 IS. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and image quality. The zoom and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the contrast and exposure. The memory and shutter get mixed comments.

usability, performance, zoom, image quality, portability

exposure, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX20 IS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and zoom. The performance and portability also get good reviews, whereas the low light performance and memory get negative comments. Views are divided on the flash.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality

shutter, focus, memory, low-light

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 595 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX20 IS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the zoom and portability. The performance and image quality also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts about the sensor.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, zoom

sensor

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SX20 IS from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability. The lens is also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical views about the performance.

usability, lens, portability

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS review

 

A classy camera that puts in a solid performance, but lacks the stand-out features to push it into the lead

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (techadvisor.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS has a 12.1Mp lens and uses the DiGIC4 image processor, which is also used in Canon's high-end digital camera products. In our tests it produced excellent image quality across a wide variety of photography environments, from...

If you want an advanced compact camera that can do just about anything then the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS digital camera is the one to shortlist! It's great for macros. it takes excellent night time photography, it has a huge zoom and built-in optical...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Debbi Allen (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX20 IS

 

20x zoom, vari-LCD and much more…

Packed full of features, there's something for everyone onboard, although the price might be high these arguably justify it

Jul, 2010

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX20 IS

 

The Canon Powershot SX 20 IS falls in the line of optical products. This is the latest camera off the predecessor of the SX series. The camera packs within itself, a superior 12.1 megapixel lenses, a 720 pixel High definition video capability, as well...

The camera moreover has a smooth plastic finish that adds to its appeal and beauty. The various external buttons have further improved the camera through enabling technical functions such as ISO sensitivity, white balancing, as well as various shooting...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Canon Powershot SX20 IS

 

This is one of the most fully featured super zoom cameras. Picture quality is up there with the best. You also get the bonus of High Definition movies. The lens offers wide angle as well as the more obviously super telephoto qualities. This is a very...

Picture quality - range of features

Fringing issues could be a problem with large prints

The Canon Powershot SX20 IS has plenty of features for the most demanding hobby photographer. It can take very crisp photos and should be on the shortlist if you are looking for a super zoom digital camera.

Dec, 2009

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS digital camera

 

It's easy to not get excited at the prospect of reviewing yet another advanced compact digital camera, but as soon as we switched on the Canon PowerSh...

20x zoom, f/2.8 aperture, excellent low-light performance, very good video quality, excellent macro shooting

Zoom is too jumpy, zoom lever too small, screen pops out toward the left, some chromatic aberration and lens distortion

If you want an advanced compact camera that can do just about anything then the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS digital camera is the one to shortlist! It's great for macros, it takes excellent night time photos, it has a huge zoom and built-in optical...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Johnson (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

 

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS ($400 as of 12/14/09) has an impressive trio of headline features: a massive 20X optical zoom, a 12.1-megapixel sensor, and HD-quality video recording. If you're shopping for a bridge camera--a megazoom model that marries...

Superb battery life ; Color Accent mode and super macro setting ; 20X-optical-zoom lens (28mm to 560mm) ; 720p HD video recording

Slow burst mode (almost a second between shots)

The SX20 IS's image quality, powerful lens, battery life, and versatile features should satisfy most advanced photographers--except fast-action shooters.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS review

 

The Canon PowerShot SX10 IS wasn't a great megazoom, but it was one of the better ones. So it's kind of sad to see its replacement, the SX20 IS, take a couple of steps backward, delivering overall poorer performance and photo quality as trade-off for...

Solid battery life; articulating LCD; comfortable shooting design; can zoom during movie capture; hot shoe; exceptionally close macro focus.

Slower than its predecessor overall; no raw support; images soft and noisy as low as ISO 80.

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a solid, but not standout, megazoom option for the money.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Lars Rehm (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

 

The sensors in these cameras are considerably smaller than you will find in a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens model. One of the advantages of a smaller sensor is that, compared to an SLR, you need a physically much smaller lens. As you can see...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Review

 

Canon has upgraded the popular SX10 IS from last year with the all new SX20 IS. This powerful digicam offers the latest in Canon technologies, like a 12-megapixel image sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, lens-shift optical image stabilization, SmartAuto...

Oct, 2009

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