The Canon PowerShot SD20 is mostly gets compared to compacts and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SD20's top rivals come from Casio (such as the Exilim EX-Z750) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L120 and the Coolpix L110)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD20 compared to compact competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×47×19 mm) vs super compact (89×59×22 mm)) and is thinner (0.7" vs 0.9").

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 7.1 MP), is older (september 2004 vs february 2005), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and much shorter exposures (15 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Casio Exilim EX-Z750

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4 months newer

Significant advantages of the EX-Z750 (vs the SD20)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z750 (vs the SD20)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-Z750 and SD20

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (89×59×22 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.7"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon SD20 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (ultra compact (90×47×19 mm) vs prosumer size (110×77×78 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (140 g vs 406 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (78k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the SD20)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 78k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the SD20)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the L120 and SD20

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 140 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.7"

Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the L110 (vs the SD20)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the L110 (vs the SD20)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 0.7"

common strengths of the L110 and SD20

  • Very small: Standard size (109×74×78 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×47×19 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 140 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 0.7"