Although the monochrome filter adds mood to images and video, we are disappointed by the lack of contrast it delivered.
Colour reproduction at low sensitivity settings meets our expectations for a camera of this price point.
Colours and detail were captured adequately during our underwater tests.
Even at full zoom, we were unable to detect any major chromatic aberrations.
Beach huts in normal mode.
Using the Fisheye filter can distort images, which can be effective when photographing architecture.
Behind the beach huts in normal mode.
The Super Vivid colour option adds an extra level of interest to muted and flagging frames.
Purple beach huts in normal shooting mode.
The Canon PowerShot D20 injects a shot of colour saturation into images and videos with Super Vivid mode.
The beach in normal shooting mode.
Taken at the maximum wideangle setting.
Taken at the telephoto max zoom.
On the whole, image quality on the Canon PowerShot D20 was of an impressive standard. Only its handling let it down.
Overall the camera meters well in Auto and Program modes. In Auto, however, there can be a slight bias to underexpose.
Purple Flower in normal mode.
Purple flower in Poster Effect.
Purple flower shot with the Colour Accent filter.
Purple flower with Colour Swap filter.
Purple flower with Fisheye effect.
Purple flower shot with the Miniature effect.
Purple flower shot in monochrome.
Purple flower with the Toy Camera effect.
Purple flower in Super Vivid mode.
Slight white balancing issues were noticeable while shooting underwater, but thanks to the chunky buttons, options can be changed easily.
The camera's Macro function in Auto mode reproduced details and colours accurately.
The dedicated Underwater Macro mode worked well when shooting at close range.
A house when zoomed out all the way.
The same house, photographed at maximum zoom.
Some flowers shot when zoomed out fully.
The flowers shot after we zoomed in all the way.