- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 3200
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1920 x 1080 video
- 28-140mm (F3.9-4.8) lens
- 228g - 112 x 71 x 28mm
- Announced June 2013
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon D20 overview
Canon D20 is Canon's Waterproof camera first released on June of 2013. The camera houses a 12MP, CMOS 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The D20 comes in at #41 out of 75 in Waterproof cameras and all-around #839 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can look at our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personal factors.
Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Canon D20 family
The Canon D20 comes with a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can discover all earlier and most recent models along with important specs.
D20 vs D3028-140mm
D20 vs D1035-105mm
Canon D20 Gallery
You can look at the D20 from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon D20 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of pros and cons of the Canon D20 based on criterias which are often seen as crucial in a camera.
Canon D20 Sensor features
The Canon D20 features the Digic 4 chip. The specification of the sensor in the Canon D20 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization as the latter may cause cropping.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The CMOS sensor boasts 12 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not supported so you have less margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the D20's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The D20 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon D20 dimensions
Canon D20 is 0.50 pounds (228 gr / 8.04 oz) and features external dimensions of 112mm x 71mm x 28mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.1"). The weight of general Waterproof camera is 195 gr so the Canon D20 is more heavy as compared with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Underneath is a picture of the Canon D20 besides a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will illustrate the button design on the D20.
Canon D20 Lens features
The D20 includes a built in lens having a focal range of 28-140mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be great however it is likely to be helpful in certain circumstances.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.9 and that is somewhat sluggish and not the best in low light circumstances and you will probably find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also have to up your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. At the long end, 140mm comes with f4.8 making it really sluggish and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Canon D20 Connectivity
The D20 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can send pictures and in some cases alter camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Canon D20 Video features
The highest video quality in the Canon D20 is 1920 x 1080 and it can record in H.264 format. 1080p quality gives a great balance for quality vs file size but FULL HD won't leave you with much room to crop. The body doesn't include a mic or headphone jack so you have got absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably best to get another model in case you want good audio in your video clips.
Canon D20 Weather Sealing
Canon D20 has got weather sealing making it a excellent option to use for rough locations. This is especially helpful in case you are not sure about the conditions you might encounter for outdoor photography.
Canon D20 Display and Viewfinder
The Canon D20 is equipped with a 3 inch fixed screen having a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specs regarding Canon D20 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to view, viewfinders will be pretty useful.
Canon D20 Shutter features
The max shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.
Canon D20 Flash and Hot shoe features
Canon D20 includes just inbuilt flash without external flash ability.
Canon D20 Autofocusing features
Canon D20 includes only Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & accurate as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be helpful for taking photos of people.
It supports 9 focus points to pick from. Canon D20 boasts manual focus when required for low light occasions or you want more exact focus control.
Canon D20 Battery life
The typical Waterproof camera battery life is 275. Olympus TG-4 features the highest (380) battery life for this kind of cameras.
Here is a list of Waterproof cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
D20 vs TG-4380 yesnono
D20 vs TS6370 noyesno
D20 vs TS5370 noyesno
D20 vs AW130370 nonono
D20 vs TG-1 iHS350 nonono
Canon D20 for varying types of photography
The following diagram gives a analysis of the Canon D20 for varying types of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon D20 Portrait photography factors
The Canon D20 has a points total of 33 which is bad, and means the camera is not appropriate for portrait images. Photographing portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Canon D20 Street photography info
Coming in at a very good rating of 61, the Canon D20 is a very decent option for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon D20 Sports photography info
A bad sports photography points tally of 35 suggests the Canon D20 is not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon D20 Travel photography info
Size is super critical when selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Canon D20 gets a average 60 as a travelling camera which is fairly adequate to take with you on your trips.
Canon D20 Landscape photography highlights
In case you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the most critical aspect will be image quality. The Canon D20 with it's bad score of 44 for a landscape camera is not appropriate within the current market.
Canon D20 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering everything, the Canon D20 is not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a bad score of 33.
Canon D20 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the D20, below is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall within the class of Waterproof.
The line chart underneath offers you a summary of the D20 compared to it's highest ranked competitors mentioned previously.
Following are several cameras you may see as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.