General

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Nikon Coolpix P100
Brand
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Canon Nikon
Lowest price
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$599.99 $353.16
Announced
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August, 2009 February, 2010

Sensor

Type
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CCD CMOS
Size
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1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Megapixels
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12 MP 10 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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None None

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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9.8 MP 9.8 MP
Native resolution
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4000 x 3000 3648 x 2736
Pixel size
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2.4 µm² 2.9 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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2.5" 3.0"
Resolution
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230k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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Yes Yes

Lens

Zoom
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20x 26.1x
Wide angle
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28 mm 26 mm
Telephoto
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560 mm 678 mm
Aperture (wide angle)
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f/2.8 f/2.8
Aperture (telephoto)
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f/5.7 f/5.0
Macro focus
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0 cm 1 cm

Form factor

Size
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128x88x87 mm 114x83x99 mm
Depth
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3.4" 3.9"
Weight
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600 g 481 g
Interchangeable lenses
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No No
Waterproof
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Digital Digital
Viewfinder size
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Unknown Unknown

Movies

Format
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720p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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No No
High-speed framerate
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None 240 fps
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Unknown Unknown
All formats
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320 x 240 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 60fps
720p @ 30fps
480p @ 30fps
480p @ 120fps
480p @ 30fps
1080p @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 30fps
320 x 240 @ 240fps
1080p @ 15fps
720p @ 60fps
720p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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Lens Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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No No
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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2400 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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540 ms 190 ms
Battery life
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340 shots Unknown
Continuous shooting
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0.7 fps 10 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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Unknown Unknown
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/3200s 1/2000s
Min
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15s 8s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes No

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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SD
SDHC
MMC
SDHC
SD
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
PowerShot SX20 IS
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