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PowerShot SD20
Manufacturer: Canon
Model: PowerShot SD20
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 million
Image Sensor 1/2.5” CCD (Total number of pixels: Approx. 5.4 million)
Lens - 6.4 mm (35 mm film equivalent: 39 mm)
- f/2.8
Digital Zoom Approx. 6.5x
LCD Monitor 1.5”, low-temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD, approx. 78,000 pixels (Picture coverage 100%)
AF System TTL autofocus Focusing frame: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (center)
Shooting Distance - Normal: 10 cm (3.9 in.)–infinity
- Macro: 3–10 cm (1.2–3.9 in.)
* From the front of the lens
Shutter Mechanical shutter + electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 15-1/1500 sec.
- 15–1 sec. possible in long shutter mode.
- Slow shutter speeds of 1.3 sec. or slower operate with noise reduction.
Light Metering System Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot (Center)
Exposure Control System Program AE
Exposure Compensation ±2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments
Sensitivity Auto, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
White Balance TTL auto, pre-set (available settings: Daylight, Cloudy,Tungsten, Fluorescent or Fluorescent H) or custom
Built-in Flash Auto, auto with red-eye reduction, flash on with red-eye reduction, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Flash Range Normal: 30–2.0 m (1.0–6.6 ft.)*
* When sensitivity is set to auto.
Shooting Modes Auto, Manual*, Macro, Portrait, Landscape, Night snapshot, Indoor, Underwater, Stitch assist**, Movie
* Long shutter mode available
* Selectable from the Rec. menu
Continuous Shooting Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.*
* Large/Fine mode.
Self-timer Activates shutter after an approx. 10-sec./approx. 2-sec. delay
Recording Media SD memory card
File Format Design rule for camera file system and DPOF compliant
Image Recording Format
Still Images JPEG(Exif 2.2)
Movies AVI (Image data: Motion JPEG; Audio data: WAVE (monaural))
This digital camera supports Exif 2.2 (also called “Exif Print”). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between digital cameras and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camera's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.
Compression Superfine, Fine, Normal
Number of Recording Pixels (32MB)
Still Images
Large: 2592 x 1944 pixels
Medium1: 2048 x 1536 pixels
Medium2: 1600 x 1200 pixels
Small: 640 x 480 pixels
640 x 480 pixels(30 sec.) 10 fps
320 x 240 pixels(3 min.) 15 fps
160 x 120 pixels(3 min.) 15 fps
The data in parentheses refer to the maximum movie length per shooting.
Playback Modes Single (histogram displayable), Index (9 thumbnail images), Magnified (approx. 10x (max.) in LCD monitor, advance or reverse through magnified images possible), Sound memos (up to 60 sec.) or Auto play
Direct Print Canon Direct Print and Bubble Jet Direct compatible, and PictBridge compliant
Display Languages 21 languages available for menus and messages (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
My Camera Settings The start-up image, start-up sound, shutter sound, operation sound and self-timer sound can be customized using the following methods
- Using the images and sounds recorded on a camera.
- Using the downloaded data from your computer using the supplied software.
Interface - USB (mini-B, PTP [Picture Transfer Protocol])
- Audio/Video output (NTSC or PAL selectable, monaural audio)
Power Source Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (type: NB-3L)
Operating Temperatures 0 - 40 °C (32 - 104 °F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90 %
Dimensions (w x h x d) 90.3 x 47.0 x 18.5 mm (3.56 x 1.85 x 0.73 in.)
Weight Approx. 100 g (3.53 oz.) (camera body only)


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