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 angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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 SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$260

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$160 - $178

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Canon PowerShot SX1 IS

Super zoom

$943

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Screen size Much larger screen
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Zoom Less zoom

discussion

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