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

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS vs Nikon D3000

Winner
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

74

Nikon D3000

48

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"
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate

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 SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$436

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Super zoom

$186 - $229

Screen size Much larger screen
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Super zoom

$479

Size Smaller
Startup delay Less startup delay
Wide angle Much worse wide angle

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
PowerShot SX20 IS
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Nikon D3000
D3000
Nikon

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