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Canon PowerShot D20 review

Canon introduces its latest underwater compact, the PowerShot D20

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon PowerShot D20, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon PowerShot D20 is capable of resolving up to around 20 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon PowerShot D20 review

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 100, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 200, score: 20 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 400, score: 18 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 800, score: 16 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 1600, score: 14 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Canon PowerShot D20 review

ISO 3200, score: 12 (click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
GPSYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyPowerShot D
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourSilver
Optical Zoom5x
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NameCanon
DurabilityWater Proof, Shock Proof, Freeze Proof, Dust Proof
FeaturesSelf-timer, Wink Detection, Face Detection, Smile Detection, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Live View
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4, Motion JPEG
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)228 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, WEEE, REACH, ENERGY STAR
Minimum Focus Distance10 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Maximum Frame Rate240 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution12.8 Megapixel
Battery Model SupportedNB-6L
Height70.8 mm
Width112.3 mm
Depth28 mm
Autofocus Points9
Product SeriesD
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelD20
Product NamePowerShot D20 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6147B012AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Rugged and reliable the PowerShot D20 includes HS system and 5x optical zoom with Intelligent IS to bring high performance stills and movies to every outdoor adventure, plus GPS to track the thrills.

Battery Life280 Shot
Package Contents
  • PowerShot D20 Compact Camera
  • NB-6L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Display Resolution461000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker