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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a digital camera that is designed in a lightweight form factor that is packed with a zoom that can get users up close to the action without having to sit in the front row. The camera features a 12.1-Megapixel sensor with a high-powered 20x wide-angle Optical Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilizer to help reduce camera shake and achieve optimal images whether up close or far away. It also features the ability to shoot 720p (at 30 frames per secon…

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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a digital camera that is designed in a lightweight form factor that is packed with a zoom that can get users up close to the action without having to sit in the front row. The camera features a 12.1-Megapixel sensor with a high-powered 20x wide-angle Optical Zoom lens and Optical Image Stabilizer to help reduce camera shake and achieve optimal images whether up close or far away. It also features the ability to shoot 720p (at 30 frames per second) high definition (HD) video with HDMI output to share high-quality videos of memorable moments with family and friends. Other features on the camera includes a 2.5-inch vari-angle PureColor System LCD allowing for on-camera viewing of images and menus at nearly every angle while also having a viewfinder. The camera is powered by AA batteries for power-up and replacement. Scheduled to be available in September, the PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera retails for an estimated price of $399.99.

Features

The Canon PowerShot SX20 IS is a digital camera that features Optical Image Stabilization and DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the proprietary technology from Canon that supports signal processing speeds and image quality. The camera also features Smart AUTO technology that can track moving faces and 22 different shooting situations by identifying the surroundings and adjust settings to ensure proper lighting and focus, providing performance in any situation, from group snapshots, to landscapes, to portraits and more. Other features include the ability to shoot 720p High-Definition (HD) video, the PureColor System LCD and a touch screen user interface for navigation through images and menus. The 12.1-Megapixel High Sensitivity System in the SX20 IS provides operation in low-light situations and reduce noise at high ISO speeds, while the High Sensitivity System which is combined with the DIGIC 4 image processor, results in a faster shutter speed to help reduce subject blur and camera shake in recorded images. The High Sensitivity System also allows users to utilize the camera in situations where the flash cannot be used, such as in a wedding or concert hall.

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  • nikon l110 or Canon SX20IS

    Dears, i cannot chose between nikon l110 and canon sx 20IS , please hlep me with this chose, i'm going to buy camera wichi one to choose???

    Answered by scwinn 2010-07-14:

    They are very different cameras. And, they do not really compete against each other. If you know nothing about photography and you do not want to learn anything, then the Nikon is a great camera. It makes life simple. The Canon can be fully automatic, but it has lots of options that a beginner may find get in the way. The Canon is a wonderful camera for learning photography. It has lots of adjustable and configurable aspects. So judging that your question compares Apples to Oranges, I would assume that you have limited knowledge of photography and want to juet enjoy being creative and taking pics. So I would say GET THE NIKON. It may be more for you.

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