Sunday, August 30, 2009

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS super-zoom

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS super-zoomCanon PowerShot SX20 IS specifications
Sensor
• 1/2.3 " Type CCD
• 12.1 million effective pixels

Image sizes
• 4000 x 3000
• 3840 x 2160
• 3264 x 2448
• 2592 x 1944
• 1600 x 1200
• 640 x 480
• 320 x 240

Movie clips
• 1280 x 720 @ 30fps
• 640 x 480 @ 30fps
• 320 x 240 @ 30fps

File formats
• Still: JPEG (Exif v2.2)
• Movie: MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural / stereo)]

Lens
• 28- 560 mm equiv
• 20x Optical zoom
• F2.8 - F5.7 (max)
• 13 elements in 11 groups (1 UD and 1 single-sided UA element)
• Ultra Sonic Motor (USM)

Image stabilization Yes (Lens shift-type)
Conversion lenses Yes
Digital zoom up to 4x

Focus
• Face Detection AiAF
• 1-point AF (Any position is available, fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
• Manual focus
• Single, Continuous, Servo AF/AE
• Focus bracket

AF assist lamp Yes
Focus distance Closest 0 cm

Metering
• Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF)
• Center-weighted average
• Spot (centre or linked to Face Detection AF or FlexiZone AF frame)

ISO sensitivity
• Auto
• ISO 80
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600

Exposure compensation
• +/- 2EV
• 1/3 stop increments

Shuttter speed
• Auto (1 - 1/3200 sec)
• 15-1/3200 sec

Aperture F2.8-5.7 (max)

Modes
• Auto
• Program AE
• Shutter Priority AE
• Aperture Priority AE
• Manual
• Custom
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Night Snapshot
• Sports
• SCN
• Stitch Assist
• Movie

Scene modes
• Indoor
• Sunset
• Night Scene
• Fireworks
• Beach
• Aquarium
• Foliage
• Snow
• ISO 3200
• Color Accent
• Color Swap

White balance
• Auto (including Face Detection WB)
• Daylight
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• Fluorescent
• Fluorescent H
• Flash
• Custom

Self timer
• 2 or 10 secs
• FaceSelf TImer

Continuous shooting
• Approx 0.7 fps until card is full (AF / LiveView)
• Approx 1.0 fps until card is full (LCD monitor off)

Image parameters My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin Tone, Darker Skin Tone, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color)

Flash
• Auto, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye reduction
• Slow Sync Speed : Fastest speed 1/500 sec
• +/- 2EV in 1/3 stop increments
• Face Detection FE compensation
• Safety FE
• Flash exposure lock
• Manual Power Adjustment
• Range (Auto ISO):50cm - 6.8m (wide) /1.0m- 3.7m (tele)

External Flash
• E-TTL with Canon EX series Speedlites
• Canon's High Power Flash HF-DC1

Viewfinder
• EVF (0.44" type)
• 235,000 pixels

LCD monitor
• Vari-angle 2.5" TFT
• 230,000 pixels
• Adjustable Brightness
• 100% Coverage

Connectivity
• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• HDMI mini connector
• AV out (PAL / NTSC switchable)

Print compliance
• PictBridge

Storage
• SD / SDHC / MMC / MMC Plus / HC MMC Plus

Power
• 4x Size-AA Alkaline or NiMH Batteries(NB4-300) (Alkalines supplied)
• Optional, Power adapter CA-PS700

Weight (no batt) 560 g
Dimensions 124 x 88 x 87 mm

2 comments:

MasterG said...

Canon SX20 is super zoom and eye-popping resolution and advanced picture-improving technology digital camera. 12.1 megapixel and 2.5 inch lcd screen.

Anonymous said...

Just had my first trial session with the SX20. I am new to shooting, so any tips will help me. I'm shooting indoors in a Gym without flash. I learned I need to get a tripod. Tried using P setting with 1600 iso, but sometimes auto took better shots. I'll keep checking back here. Thanks.

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