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

67

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.7
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/3200 of a second

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

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$489

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Travel zoom

$254

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$431 - $449

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $498 body only

$479 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$431 - $449

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$281

Aperture Slightly wider aperture
Size Smaller
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

discussion

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