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.
Excerpt: This camera was a blast to work with! I felt like a professional photographer and all I had to do was a press one button! If anyone is seeking a camera that will give them professional results, they should definitely invest in this bad boy!
PowerShot is good but my flash went out 6 months after purchase.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon Power Shot is a great camera. It takes great quality photos as long as you are sitting very still. If you move much, it is blurry. Just 6 months after purchasing this camera (NEW), my flash stopped working. After the warranty is up, it costs $150 (approx) to replace the flash and it's really hard to find a replacement. You have to send your camera to Canon to have it replaced for 1/2 of the cost of the camera. I think that's insane!
The Canon Powershot sx20 is is a great starter camera
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon camera is great for any up and coming photographer to learn it takes pictures as if you were a pro. Great quality a little confusing when getting use to all the settings. The camera is a learning process. I have tried all the settings and tried to get a nice clear picture of the moon but have not been able to succeed.
Excerpt: The Canon - PowerShot SX20IS Digital Camera is a great buy as it first of all has an easy to read display which also displays the great results from stills. The camera also comes with great zooming capability and even greater pictures. The camera is also equipped with image stabilizers and has a lot of great setting to choose from!
Outdoor shots are great. Indoor shots are terrible!!
LOUIS PAONE "drlgp", Amazon
27 December 2011
Summary: I have this camera for a couple of months now and have taken a lot of indoor and outdoor pictures with it. The outdoor pictures are awesome with a crisp sharpness to them and outstanding color. The zoom is fantastic. But, the indoor shots are another story. For some reason no matter if the lighting is low or adequate half the pictures taken are out of focus and others have a yellow glow to them. No matter what I do I cannot take a great indoor shot.
Summary: I had to return the camera as It would not fit the particular underwater attachment it was meant for I carefully unwrapped the camera, did not damage the box and did not unwrap batteries ETC, when I e-mailed the place it came from he said return it but would have to charge me a re-packinging fee, I have never heard of this He charged almost $[...] the camera was [...], credit was [...
Summary: After doing a little research, and talking with people I know who use this camera's predecessor, I thought I had finally found what I was looking for, an easy to use camera that takes awesome inside and action shots. Wrong. The image stabilization is a joke. I am not at all impressed.