Summary: Canon’s PowerShot SX20 IS delivers a number of minor but mostly useful enhancements to its predecessor, and therefore makes a best-seller an even more compelling prospect. Of the new upgrades, the most welcome is without a doubt the inclusion of HD video recording, while along with an HDMI port better completes the overall feature-set.
Pros: Massive 20x range with 28mm wide angle., Fully articulated 2.5in screen., 720p HD video with decent sound., Flash hotshoe and HDMI port.
Cons: Fringing around high contrast subjects., No RAW recording., Slow continuous shooting – just 1fps., Handy sound recorder of SX10 has gone.
This new Canon PowerShot has a huge 20x zoom and offers excellent low-light shooting
Good Gear Guide.au
3 September 2010
Summary: 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 stabilisation, and it even does a good job of capturing HD video.
Pros: 20x zoom, f/2.8 aperture, excellent low-light performance, very good video quality, excellent macro shooting
Cons: Zoom is too jumpy, zoom lever too small, screen pops out toward the left, some chromatic aberration and lens distortion
Summary: 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 PowerShot SX20 IS, we had a hunch that this digital camera would be fun to use. And we were right!
Conclusion: La Canon PowerShot SX20 IS è una fotocamera digitale di tipo bridge destinata agli appassionati e ai principianti decisamente interessante, soprattutto per lo zoom ottico molto elevato e per il display orientabile, anche se va detto che non è molto grande e anche la risoluzione non è elevata. Presenta tutte le tecnologie più importanti per ottenere foto perfette e anche l’ingresso HDMI. Peccato davvero per l’assenza del supporto al formato RAW.