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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/2.8
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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

$410

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$429 - $479

Zoom Much more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$327

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$249

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Super zoom

$288

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture

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