Canon PowerShot D20 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, Blue - 6145B001

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Great for a rugged camera

on 7/4/2012

The Powershot D20 is a little larger than you might think by looking at the picture. However, it is sturdy and well built and feels like it could take some knocks (obviously since it's a rugged camera). The camera works just any other of Canon's point and shoots. Perhaps one let down the feature set is relatively basic. You don't get a lot of shooting options with the camera or manual control. But otherwise it's very simple to navigate through the settings and find what you need. The LCD is fairly bright on back and the battery life is pretty good. The zoom buttons work fine on the camera. The lens zooms in and out relatively fast. In fact, this camera surprised me with its performance. I had lowered expectations regarding its autofocus speed and shot to shot times, but they almost match my Canon Powershot S100 in that regard. Which isn't to say that it's a really fast camera but most people will find it reasonably fast in most lighting conditions. Image quality is pretty good. And not just for a rugged camera. The lens is sharp and detail capture is decent for a point and shoot. In bright light, the results are very decent. Low-light pictures are not as great, but still okay. But this is pretty normal for this class of camera. Still, if you're mostly uploading to the web or Facebook, you should be pretty happy with the results. I dunked the camera in a stream while hiking for an underwater shot and I had no issues whatsoever afterwards. The camera has a special "underwater mode" you can use to maximize image quality for underwater shots. A great rugged camera, all-in-all. Pictures are on par with regular Powershot cameras, performance is decent, and weatherproofing works as advertised. Highly reccomended! Read More

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Best Water Camera i've owned

on 8/13/2012

The camera is a bit bulkier than some, but in regards to quality of the pictures, both in and out of water, they are superb! Glad I chose this one over all the others especially since the others had to many issues of leakage. Great camera all around! Read More

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Product Overview

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.)



iFrame


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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Canon
Mfg Part# 6145B001
SKU 228632493
UPC 013803146264
UPC 14 00013803146264
Sales Rank 1061
Features
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
PowerShot D20
Battery Pack NB-6L
Battery Charger CB-2LY
Wrist Strap WS-DC8
Strap Mount
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
Tech Specs
Type
Compact digital camera with built-in flash, 5x Optical Zoom, 4x Digital, and 20x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer
Image Capture Device
Type
12.1 Megapixel, 1/2.3-inch CMOS
Total Pixels
Approx. 12.8 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Lens
Focal Length
5.0 (W) - 25.0mm (T)
(35mm film equivalent: 28 (W) - 140mm (T))
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing Range
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)
Autofocus System
TTL Autofocus
Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder
N/A
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT Color with wide-viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 dots
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture
f/3.9-f/4.8
Shutter Speed
1-1/1600 sec.
15-1/1600 sec. (Total shutter speed range)
Exposure Control
Sensitivity
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
Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments (not available when shooting movies)
White Balance
White Balance Control
Auto*, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Underwater, Custom
*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.
Flash
Built-in Flash
Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
12 in. - 11 ft. (W), 3.3 in. - 9.8 ft. (T)
(30cm - 3.4m (W), 1.0 - 3.0m (T))
Recycling Time
10 sec. or less (battery voltage: 3.7 V)
Flash Exposure Compensation
N/A
Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes
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
*1 Smart Auto also available for movies
*2 Smile, Wink Self-timer, Face Self-timer
Photo Effects
My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Positive Film, Lighter Skin, Darker Skin, Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Vivid Red, Custom Color*
* Adjustment of contrast, sharpness, saturation, red, green, blue and skin tone are available.
Self Timer
Approx. 10-sec. delay, approx. 2-sec. delay, custom*
* Delay time (0 - 15 sec. (in one-second increments), 20/25/30 sec.) and number of shots (1 - 10 shots (in one-shot increments)) can be specified.
Wireless Control
N/A
Continuous Shooting
Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (in P Mode)
Approx. 1.9 shots/sec. (in Low Light Mode) Approx. 6.8 shots/sec. (in High-Speed Burst mode)
- Under conditions where the flash does not fire automatically
- Differs according to zoom position
Image Storage
Storage Media
SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
File Format
Design rule for Camera File system, DPOF (Version 1.1) compliant
JPEG Compression Mode
Still Image: Exif 2.3 JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio data: Linear PCM (monaural))
Number of Recording Pixels
Still Images:
[16:9]
Large: 4000 x 2248, Medium 1: 2816 x 1584
Medium 2: 1920 x 1080, Small: 640 x 360
[3:2]
Large: 4000 x 2664, Medium 1: 2816 x 1880
Medium 2: 1600 x 1064, Small: 640 x 424
[4:3]
Large: 4000 x 3000, Medium 1: 2816 x 2112
Medium 2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480
[1:1)
Large: 2992 x 2992, Medium 1: 2112 x 2112
Medium 2: 1220 x 1200, Small: 480 x 480
Videos:
[iFrame Movie]
1280 x 720 (30 fps*1)
[Super Slow Motion Movie]
640 x 480*2, 320 x 240*3
[Miniature Effect]
1280 x 720*4, 640 x 480*4
[Other than the above
1920 x 1080 (24 fps*5), 1280 x 720 (30 fps*1), 640 x 480 (30 fps*1)
*1 Actual frame rate is 29.97 fps.
*2 Shooting: 120 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1.
*3 Shooting: 240 fps, Playback: 30 fps*1.
*4 Shooting: 6 fps, 3 fps, 1.5 fps Playback: 30 fps*1
*5 Actual frame rate is 23.976 fps.
Product Attributes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Camera Megapixels 10 - 14 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 12.1
Digital Zoom (x) 4
Focus Mode Auto
Image Stabilization Type Optical
Maximum Still Frame Rate (fps) 240
Product Line PowerShot
Resolution 4000 x 3000
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