Updated (September 2010): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS vs Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

46

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS Competitors

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$340

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$397

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$253

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$590 - $597 body only

$469 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

$499

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Super zoom

$235 - $279

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

discussion

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