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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

50

Nikon D3000

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Color depth
Great color depth
22.3 bits
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

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

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Super zoom

$349 - $429

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Zoom Much more zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Super zoom

$249

Screen size Much larger screen
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

Super zoom

$330

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Larger

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$359 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$335 - $699 body only

$389 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Size Larger

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
PowerShot SX20 IS
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Nikon D3000
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