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Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 reviews of Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and battery are generally positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the performance and viewfinder.

image quality, design, usability, battery, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Canon PowerShot SD20 (Digital IXUS i5 / IXY Digital L2) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Wu (engadget.com)

Canon PowerShot SD20 review

 

Coming in either the standard silver or three other exotic colors (at least, exotic for Canon), Steve's Digicams has a review of the new PowerShot SD20, which packs in 5 megapixels of goodness in a stainless steel package, features a 1.5-inch...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Narasu Rebbapragada (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot SD20 Garnet Digital Camera Camera

 

Although the Canon PowerShot SD20 earns our vote for style and size, this 5-megapixel camera loses some support for its omission of an optical zoom while costing upward of $300. Still, the SD20 takes remarkably good pictures compared with other...

The big problem is that the SD20 has no optical zoom, just a 6.5X digital zoom. Trying to zoom out too far, particularly in a landscape setting, yields muddy results. Smaller zooms, such as when you're framing people in an indoor shot, work fine

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Carol Mangis (pcmag.com)

Canon PowerShot SD20 Digital Elph

 

Considering the 5-megapixel Canon PowerShot SD20 Digital Elph (available in silver, garnet, midnight blue, or gray) takes up less space than a pack of cigarettes, the trade-offs aren't particularly surprising.

5 megapixels in a tiny package; durable stainless-steel body; long, slim shape makes for easy handling and shooting; intuitive, simple-to-use controls; excellent dynamic range and accurate colors in daylight shots.

Slow boot time; no optical zoom or viewfinder; falloff in flash shots, with uneven illumination; some purple fringing.

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Dec, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot SD20 review

 

Canon Powershot SD20 (silver) When a manufacturer uses terms such as exquisitely compact and undeniably chic to describe its digital camera, you can expect an emphasis on form over function. The Canon SD20's tiny 3.5-by-1.8-by-0.7-inch metal body comes...

Easy operation; decent image quality; ultracompact; solid battery life.

No optical zoom or viewfinder; sluggish burst mode.

If you can live without a zoom lens or an optical viewfinder, this stylish ultracompact shooter delivers crisp results.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot SD20

 

Continue on to Features & Controls Powershot SD20 Specifications Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash and 6.5x digital zoom. Image Sensor 1/2.5 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Total Pixels Approx. 5.4 Million Effective...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon PowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH

 

Quite a bit smaller than most Canon Digital ELPH models, the Canon PowerShot SD20 realizes more of the advantage offered by the smaller SD card format than the ELPH that first entered the SD space, the SD100. Up until the SD100, all ELPH digital...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by (machome.com)

Canon PowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH

 

Snap in style with this 5-megapixel camera

Fashionably chic, classy colors, ultra-compact, excellent image quality, fast and accurate autofocus, aboveaverage macro shots, great battery life, easy to use, print/share button.

Pricey for the feature set, no optical viewfinder, no optical zoom.

High-capacity SD card

May, 2005

Expert review by : Dc Resource (dcresource.com)

Expert Review

 

The CanonPowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH ($350) is the 5 Megapixelupdate to the tiny PowerShot SD10 from last year.Beside the higher resolution CCD, the only othernew features on the camera are the Print/Share buttonon the back and a choice of new colors.

Very good photo quality, Stylish, compact body; comes in four colors, Manual white balance + slow shutter speed controls, AF-assist lamp, Optional all-weather case, Impressive software package

LCD doesn't "gain up" in low light (or not very much, at least), No optical zoom; lens fixed at a not-so-wide 39mm, No optical viewfinder, Weak flash, major redeye, Movie mode has low frame rate, short recording times, Battery life isn't fabulous

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (photokina-show.com)

Canon Digital IXUS i5

 

Canon today announces the exquisitely compact Digital IXUS i 5 - an undeniably chic new addition to the legendary IXUS collection. Available in four irresistible finishes - Platinum Silver, Midnight Blue, Bordeaux Red and Storm Grey - Canon's smallest...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by (hhcmag.com)

Canon Powershot SD20

 

I've been a big fan of Canon's Digital ELPHs ever since I held the first one in my hands. So much fine technology in a package that small! Yet, progress stands still for no one and Canon's pioneering little marvels were quickly copied and in some areas...

The SD10 comes full equipped. Good software, great charger, strap, good manual, internal lens cover, and a cool little case so you can mount the camera on your belt

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