As well as being compared against other waterproofs and compacts, the Canon PowerShot D20 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Canon PowerShot D20's top rivals come from GoPro (such as the Hero 3+ Black Edition) and Nikon (such as the D7100 and the D80)

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D20 compared to other waterproof competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has better image stabilization (lens vs digital), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has a built-in GPS.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/2.8), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is older (february 2012 vs september 2013) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/3000 of a second).

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year newer
$429

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and D20

  • None found

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30
2 years newer
$584

Significant advantages of the D30 (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D30 (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the D30 and D20

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS1
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TS1 (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-TS1 and D20

  • None found

Pentax Optio WG-2

Pentax Optio WG-2
similar age

Significant advantages of the WG-2 (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the WG-2 (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the WG-2 and D20

  • None found

Nikon AW130

Nikon AW130
3 years newer
$430

Significant advantages of the AW130 (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the AW130 (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the AW130 and D20

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S32

Nikon Coolpix S32
2 years newer
$180

Significant advantages of the S32 (vs the D20)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S32 (vs the D20)

  • None found

common strengths of the S32 and D20

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D20 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 134k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 3.1 MP).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.1), is slightly larger (compact (112×71×28 mm) vs super compact (93×60×19 mm)), is slightly heavier (228 g vs 161 g) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Agfa DC-600uw

AgfaPhoto DC-600uw
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DC-600uw (vs the D20)

  • Lighter: 161 g vs 228 g

Significant disadvantages of the DC-600uw (vs the D20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.4" vs 3"

common strengths of the DC-600uw and D20

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 300

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the D20)

  • Wider aperture: f/3.1 vs f/3.9
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 300 (vs the D20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Stylus 300 and D20

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung CL5

Samsung CL5
2 years older

Significant advantages of the CL5 (vs the D20)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×60×19 mm) vs Compact (112×71×28 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 0.7" vs 1.1"
  • Significantly lighter: 141 g vs 228 g

Significant disadvantages of the CL5 (vs the D20)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the CL5 and D20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 0.7" vs 1.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D20 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 24fps vs none), has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (240 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (february 2012 vs august 2006).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (461k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the D20)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the D20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 240 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (112×71×28 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and D20

  • None found

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
5 years older
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the D20)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the D20)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the D80 and D20

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon D20 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (461k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs digital) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 5.7 MP).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.3), is older (february 2012 vs august 2016) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix W100

Nikon Coolpix W100
4 years newer
$99 - $157

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the D20)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/3.3 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W100 (vs the D20)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in GPS
  • Lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 461k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix W100 and D20

  • Light weight: 177 g vs 228 g