Canon PowerShot D20

Last Updated (10 May’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ TechRadar

Canon PowerShot D20 is a 12.1 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera which offers 5x Image Stabilized Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens. It also comes with features such as DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Full 1080p HD video recording, GPS tracker, and a 3.0-inch Pure Color System LCD for easy viewing. The measures (W x H x D) 4.42 x 2.79 x 1.10 in. / 112.3 x 70.8 x 28.0 mm and weight Approx. 8.04 oz. (228g) (including the battery and memory card).

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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Canon PowerShot D20 Reviews

Techradar reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot D20’s robust build quality ensures it will take more than just a few beatings, freezes and deluges. With that in mind, the PowerShot D20 is a fantastic shopping choice for anyone with a penchant for adventure and water activities.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

PCMAG reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
“If you’re looking for a rugged camera the Canon PowerShot D20 is a solid choice. It has a sharp lens, produces good images in difficult lighting, and has a GPS.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
“The Canon PowerShot D20 is a worthy option within the class. Image quality is very good by tough-cam standards. Outdoors, colors are realistic but still vibrant, and details are crisp enough for sharing online and making regular prints. Underwater photos are rich and punchy.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

CNET reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
“I used the 1080p option in my tests and achieved very impressive results. Motion was smoothly captured and colours were as true in movies as they were in stills. The sound of the zoom motor was well suppressed..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitaltrends reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
“Shooting underwater is one of the main reasons anyone buys a tough cam in the first place, and the D20 delivers fantastic submerged shots. Many first-gen rugged point and shoots were victim to the dreaded fuzzy halo around underwater pictures, and this is far from the case with the D20. Underwater images are clear, and underwater macro mode also stood up to the test admirably.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Pocket-lint reviews the Canon PowerShot D20 and writes;
” if waterproof is an essential feature, then this is the price to pay. Pictures aren’t bad by any means, and Canon’s well-measured exposure and bright colours straight from camera are definite plus points.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

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Canon PowerShot D20 User Manual (PDF)

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Canon PowerShot D20 Features

The Canon PowerShot D20 comes with a 12.1 Megapixel high-sensitivity CMOS sensor that combined with the DIGIC 4 image processor to capture exceptional images in every shooting conditions even in low-light conditions. While the high-quality 28mm wide-angle Canon lens with 5x optical zoom allows users closer to the photo subject. The Intelligent IS automatically recognize the scene and adjust the optimum settings for the optical Image Stabilizer allows users get stunning detail and sharp images.


The camera also offers a special Underwater Macro mode which allows users to capture the rare sights underwater with close-up detail. This mode combined with Quick AF mode to ensure rapid and accurate focus. There is a Handheld Night Scene mode which allows users shoot dark scenes in high-speed shots and crisp result. Moreover, the camera also lets users to be more creative by use Super Slow Motion Movie mode in video recording.


There are other interesting features like GPS Logger feature that can be used to tag images with location data or track routes and share discoveries easily. There is a Movie Record button that allows users switch instantly from 720p HD movie quality to Full HD 1080p movie quality on the action.


The camera also is easy to view the images and video on 7.5 cm (3.0”) PureColor II LCD screen which offers high resolution of 460,000 dots with 4:3 aspect ratio. While by use HDMI connection with CEC, the camera allows users to pause, rewind and replay any video using the remote control of a compatible HDTV.

Highlight Features:

+ Water, shock, freeze and dustproof

+ Smart Auto (32 scenes)

+ Special movie modes

+ Optional 40m Waterproof Case


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One Response to “Canon PowerShot D20”

  1. Nomadic Samuel says:

    I think this would make for a great travel camera in the point and shoot genre.

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