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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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

$599

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$374 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$269

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

Super zoom

$478

Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization

discussion

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