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Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
6.3 out of 10

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

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Overall 6
6.0

Fails in Controls,too many megapixels for sensor,and Bad Burst mode,but....

st6rf1sh, Ebay
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...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

janker, DP Review
21 June 2010
  • Excerpt: I own this camera about 2 weeks. I shot around 600 pics and I must say am disappointed with the quality of images. just not sharp enough. outdoor IQ is the same as with the old S1. The build quality of the camera is average. although it gives the impression of robust, but it is not.
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Overall 6
6.0

close but no cigar

L. Jaffe, Amazon
21 June 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this camera after having used a Panasonic Lumix FZ7 (12x zoom, 6mp) point-and-shoot for about 3 years. I like the convenience of a long zoom p-n-s camera, light, small, flexible, allowing me to carry it at all times.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great idea on paper, but Canon just missed the mark.

Benjamin Kozera, Amazon
11 June 2010
  • Summary: I've owned the SX20IS for nearly 4 months now and have sampled literally every function this camera has to offer. Overall this camera offers some great features such as a 12mp sensor, 20X zoom lens, HD video w/ stereo sound, full manual and automatic controls, flip-out rotating screen, flash hot...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Ammarz, DP Review
24 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Good camera at all, but there is problem, bad image quality, too bad. Problems: Zoom motor of the lens making a noise, when I zoom in or out, specially when I record a movie the noise appear clearly.
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Overall 6
6.0

SX20IS is a good street camera.

John Kane, Amazon
25 March 2010
  • Summary: I think it is a good compromise camera. No point and shoot is at the level of a decent DSLR. They all have limitations. High zoom lenses are more prone to purple/green fringe. I do notice the CA in back lit trees and even on fallen brown leaves when taking photos of the forest floor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Picture Quality is not up to par.

gogolindy, Amazon
23 October 2009
  • Summary: I bought an SX20is, because the lens on my three-year-old Canon S3is stopped functioning, and I was told it would cost $300 to fix by my local camera shop. I really liked my S3 from just about any view point: size, weight, image quality, flexibility, etc.
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Overall 6
6.0

Unbiased review

Objective analysis, Amazon
16 September 2009
  • Summary: Pros: 1) features 2) Super macro worked up to 2 inches in average light 3) ISO 100-3200 4) Aquarium anti reflection mode...worth trying for glass cases in museums. 5) Decent movies and easy to use and work 6) Good long range telephoto...not great but usable without carrying extra lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

I prefer slr cameras I'm afraid

Alison, Amazon
31 July 2010
  • Summary: I have been told that this is a good camera. I previously have only used an SLR camera and I find using this awkward mainly due to my eyesight. It took me about 30 minutes to try and open the place to put the batteries in, then I couldn't even close it.
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Overall 6
6.0

SX20IS - Picture quality and autofocus very poor - returning mine.

LazyRunner, Amazon
31 July 2010
  • Summary: Very disappointed. Camera looks good, optical zoom (20x) great, but the image quality and autofocus are poor. Photos are JPEGy, photos often out of focus. Thought it was just me getting used to a new camera, but after 3 weeks decided it had to go back.
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