Canon PowerShot D20 review

Canon introduces its latest underwater compact, the PowerShot D20

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We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.

A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.

For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.

Canon PowerShot D20 review

This chart shows a big improvement in signal to noise ratio results over the Canon PowerShot D10, and although beaten by the Olympus TG-810 these results show that noise is aceptable across the entire sensitivity range

Dynamic range

Canon PowerShot D20 review

These results show that the Canon PowerShot D20 has a consistantly good dynamic range from a sensitivity of ISO 100 to 3200, although there is a big drop at ISO 6400. However, compared with the Canon PowerShot D10, there is a big improvement.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution12.1 Megapixel
Wide AngleYes
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
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
Image Sensor Size1/2.3" (6.16 mm x 4.62 mm)
Maximum Image Resolution4000 x 3000
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height70.8 mm
Width112.3 mm
Depth28 mm
Product SeriesD
Focal Length5 mm to 25 mm
Image FormatsJPEG
External FlashNo
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product ModelD20
Product NamePowerShot D20 Compact Camera
Product LinePowerShot
Exposure Control

Program AE

Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part Number6147B012AA
Manufacturer Website Address
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.

Package Contents
  • PowerShot D20 Compact Camera
  • NB-6L Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Charger
Limited Warranty1 Year