Waterproof, Shockproof and Freeze-resistant Design
Canon created the PowerShot D20 to be the tough, practical companion you'll want to bring on all your outdoor adventures, making it possible to capture truly impressive stills and video while doing what you love. Scuba dive, snorkel, paddle surf and more: the camera is waterproof all the way to 33 feet. Performance is fast and reliable in temperatures from 14° to 104°F, so it's safe for everything from winter sports to summer hiking. Shockproof up to 5.0 feet, the PowerShot D20 is also able to survive the accidental falls and bumps inherent to mountaineering, biking, and other outdoor activities.
Memorable Moments in Spectacular Full HD.
In addition to the Canon HS SYSTEM, the combination of the advanced CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor in the PowerShot D20 makes it possible to shoot crisp, clear high definition video. Imagine the fun and excitement of being able to shoot spectacular 1080p Full HD that you can later watch on your HDTV or download to your computer to share with family and friends. In addition to being able to shoot Full HD 1080p video at 24* frames per second, the PowerShot D20 can also shoot 720p HD video at 30** frames per second.
Dedicated Movie Button, Wind filter feature and Optical Zoom for easy video capture
It's never been easier to shoot videos with a PowerShot digital camera. The PowerShot D20 has a dedicated movie button that lets you start and stop recording instantly. There is no need to go through layers of menus or operate switches or dials to switch to and from video recording mode. The camera is always ready to shoot stills or video whenever you want. The PowerShot D20 also incorporates an electronic wind filter, which suppresses wind noise that can muffle or distort the sound. And unlike less sophisticated point-and-shoot cameras, the PowerShot D20 lets you use the full range of optical zoom when you're shooting a video.
HDTV playback via HDMI output and CEC
It's easy to enjoy and share the videos you shoot with the PowerShot D20. Simply connect its HDMI terminal to your HDTV using an HDMI cable. And because the PowerShot D20 supports HDMI-CEC technology, you'll be able to control the playback of your images and videos on any CEC-enabled HDTV using the TV's remote control. (CEC – Consumer Electronic Control – is part of the HDMI specification, enabling components in a system to communicate with one another.)
With the PowerShot D20, you can also shoot video in the Apple® iFrame format, which is a computer-friendly standard that speeds up importing and editing of videos. It keeps file sizes small, making it more convenient to upload or e-mail high-quality videos. The iFrame format enjoys native support in compatible Mac and Windows video applications, making it unnecessary to perform time-consuming and often quality-degrading conversions.
Take this camera anywhere: Waterproof to 33 feet, temperature resistant from 14°-104°F and shockproof up to 5.0 feet.
Canon's HS SYSTEM with a 12.1 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for improved low-light performance.
Shoot beautiful 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button; zoom while shooting and play back videos on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
5x Optical Zoom with 28mm wide angle allows you to capture more in your frame and a 3.0-inch PureColor System LCD enables easy viewing.
Remember where you were and when your photos were taken with a GPS tracker that records your location*, and a logger lets you view the locations on a map using Canon software.
Intelligent IS automatically chooses from six different modes to optimize image stabilization for the shooting condition.
Optional accessories such as an additional underwater housing provides extended protection, for deeper diving.
What's in the Box
Battery Pack NB-6L
Battery Charger CB-2LY
Wrist Strap WS-DC8
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
5.0 (W) - 25.0mm (T)
(35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140mm (T))
Normal: 2.0 in. (5cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) - infinity (T)
Auto: 0.4 in. (1cm) - infinity (W), 3.3 ft. (1m) -infinity (T)
Macro: 0.4 in. - 1.6 ft. (1-50cm) (W)
3.0-inch TFT Color with wide-viewing angle
Approx. 461,000 dots
Aperture and Shutter
15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Auto*, ISO 100/200/400/800/1600/3200 (When in P mode)
* Optimal ISO speed is automatically set depending on the shooting mode.
Light Metering Method
Evaluative*, Center-weighted average, Spot**
* Control to incorporate facial brightness in Face Detection AF
** Metering frame is fixed to the center
Exposure Control Method
Program AE, i-Contrast, AE Lock
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available when shooting movies)
*Facial color is evaluated in Face Detect (Face Detect WB).
- Adjusts the white balance separately for the main subject and the back ground when the flash fires.
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
12 in. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 in. - 9.8 ft. (T)
(30cm - 3.4m (W), 1.0 - 3.0m (T))
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
P, Auto*1, Movie Digest, Portrait, Smart Shutter*2, Handheld Night Scene, Low Light, Fisheye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect, Color Accent, Color Swap, Underwater, Underwater Macro, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter, Stitch Assist, iFrame Movie, Super Slow Motion Movie - Shooting movies is possible with the movie button