Amazing zoom capability and view finder is a big plus...love it !!
5 April 2013
Summary: I owned the same camera for several years but lost it in a boating accident. Thrilled to have been able to replace it as they do not make this model any longer. I love the fact that it has a view finder as well as the LCD screen. It makes taking photos outside much easier.It also has a feature that enables you to view the photos you have taken with a focus adjustment. For example, my eye sight requires reading glasses or the photo appears to be out of focus.
Fails in Controls,too many megapixels for sensor,and Bad Burst mode,but....
29 March 2013
Summary: It's a good camera, don't get me wrong.. BUT:FAIL on this control-wheel dial on the back you're expected to turn with your thumbnail to change focus, aperture or whatever...because it doubles as as selector for ISO,MF,Timer,and Macro there's no way I (with human thumbs), can turn it without clicking one of these dialogues...lots of cameras use these control wheels-they all fail for me.I wish Canon had stayed with the S3's all-clickable controls.
Summary: Great camera, all the features I need plus.... Very flexible and yet easy to use in program mode, takes all the guesswork out of quick photo opps. Love that I can just buy batteries at any gas station and don't have to charge the battery in the camera when I need to use it. I would highly recommend this for amature to advanced photographers. LOVE IT!!!!
Summary: What a marvelous little camera! I bought this because my friend has one and takes fantastic pictures with it and I have not been disappointed with my purchase. The zoom is amazing and I love the fact that it will automatically change to macro when it senses a close-up shot. And then there is the super macro setting if you even want to get smaller! It is very easy to use and has a lot of features if you want to get creative with your photography.
Excerpt: Really good camera for starters who have dilemma to go for DSLR or P&S...High zoom with image stablization works out well....buttons and the menus are really useful..HD recording is another plus...LCDs are crisp and clear but too small...but it rotates 270 degrees which i find extremely useful to shoot especially in a wildlife parks and sanctuaries.... Problems: Viewfinder is pathetic...too small and unclear to the point you cant shoot using it...
Summary: The SX20 IS had one of the better quality 720p HD videos I've come across in a compact, and the zoom function of the lens is available. The ability of the camera to switch to video from whatever shooting mode you're in by merely pushing the movie button is a nice feature, and while recording you can always use the shutter button to take a still picture - the camera will take the shot and then continue video capture with the still image capture process incorporated as...
Summary: I am an advanced amateur photographer, having started taking pictures some 50 years ago. I have shot a great variety of cameras, going from small box cameras to large SLRs in 35mm. I went to the smaller digital models for more portability but was too often frustrated with the lack of ability of these point-and-shoots. I may have found my fit with this Canon.
Summary: I purchased a refurbished camera Canon Powershot SX20 IS 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera for a very good price. It came in perfect condition, no scratches, one wouldn't even think that it is not new. The only problem with the camera was that it didn't work. I couldn't zoom, couldn't take pictures so I sent it immediately back. Even so I still think that the camera is good and that I was just unlucky to get the "bad" one.