Updated (August 2009): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon D3000

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

44

Nikon D3000

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2.8
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 Nikon D3000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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 Nikon D3000.

competitors

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Competitors

Nikon Coolpix L5

Nikon Coolpix L5

Digicam

$249

Size Significantly smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Sony CyberShot DSC-H400

Super zoom

$306

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$583

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Size Larger

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Slightly larger
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$320 - $399

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Super zoom

$317

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
PowerShot SX20 IS
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