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Canon Powershot SD20 Zen-Grey Digital ELPH Camera

Item # CNPSSD20GY (Part # 9706A003AA)
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Discontinued Brand new, USA Warranty





High resolution and a powerful Zoom - Aesthetically designed 5.0 Mega pixels with 6.5x Digital Zoom to express compactness and functional beauty.

With 5.0 mega pixels, you've got the resolution to capture and print every detail. The digital zoom lets you move you up close quickly, smoothly and easily.


Sophisticated Imaging technology for lifelike color and exacting detail

Exclusive Canon DIGIC Image Processor and iSAPS Technology for faster processing speed, excellent image quality and crisp vibrant colors


5 New Scene Modes and the Print/Share Button for greater ease of use

Tough shooting situation? No problem. The PowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH has 5 preset Scene Modes that let you handle just about anything - perfectly.


  • Portrait - The camera sets a big aperture, zooms the lens and creatively blurs the background - automatically.
  • Landscape - For front to back sharpness, the camera sets a small aperture.
  • Night Snapshot- Now it's easy to properly expose the night scene - at the touch of a button.
  • Indoor - Get natural-looking color and shake-free performance even under artificial light.
  • Underwater - Capture the underwater world in true-to-life color.

Print/Share Button

The SD20's Print/Share Button makes direct printing easier than ever. Simply connect the SD20 to a Canon Direct Photo Printer or PictBridge supported printer, press the Print/Share Button and print! Also use the Print/Share Button to transfer images directly to a computer (Windows).


Print your own ID photos in 28 different sizes or use the Movie Print function to output multiple stills from a recorded movie on a single sheet using any Canon Compact Photo Printer.


Razor sharp images that automatically display right side up - High-precision 9-point AiAF for sharp photos every time and Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates images for playback.


With its 9-point AiAF, the PowerShot SD20 Digital ELPH gives you super-accurate focus you can count on - even if your subject isn't at the center of the frame. Once you've shot your picture, the Intelligent Orientation Sensor automatically rotates images to their correct orientation during playback.


Zen Gray Color - This gray paint tone brims with originality, and conveys the premier grade of flannel that enjoys such stellar fame in Britain. The coating generates synergistic effects with a mat finish crafted to exude a soft and warm sensation, fostering an ambience steeped in rich quality and elegance.




Image Capture Device

Type: 1/2.5 inch Charge-Coupled Device (CCD)

Total Pixels: Approx. 5.4 Million

Effective Pixels: Approx. 5.0 Million



Digital Zoom: 6.5x

Focal Length: 6.4mm (35mm film equivalent: 39mm)

Focusing Range: Normal: 3.9 in./10cm to Infinity, Macro: 1.2-3.9 in./3-10cm


Autofocus System: 9-point AiAF/1-point AF (Fixed to center), AF-assist Beam (On/Off selectable)



Optical Viewfinder: None

LCD Monitor: 1.5 inch low temperature polycrystalline silicon TFT color LCD

LCD Pixels: Approx. 78,000 pixels

LCD Coverage: 100%


Aperture and Shutter

Maximum Aperture: f/2.8

Shutter Speed: 15-1/1500 sec.


Exposure Control


Auto*; ISO 50/100/200/400 (equivalent ISO) *Camera automatically sets optimum speeds.


Light Metering Method: Evaluative, Center-weighted average or Spot* *Metering frame when spot is center fixed.


Exposure Control Method: Program AE

Exposure Compensation: +/-2.0 stops in 1/3-stop increments


White Balance

White Balance Control: Auto, Pre-set (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), or Custom



Built-in Flash: Auto, Auto with Red-Eye Reduction, Flash on with Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On/Off, Slow-sync


Flash Range:

Normal: 1.0-6.6 ft./30cm-2.0m (When ISO is set to AUTO)


Recycling Time: Approx. 10 sec. or less


Flash Exposure Compensation: Not available


Shooting Specifications

Shooting Modes: Auto, Manual, Portrait, Night Snapshot, Indoor, Underwater, Macro, Stitch Assist, Movies


Photo Effects: Off, Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White


Self-Timer: Operates with approx. 10 sec. or 2 sec. Delay


Wireless Control: Not Available

Continuous Shooting: Approx. 0.9 shots/sec.


Image Storage

Storage Media: SD Memory Card

File Forma: Design Rule for Camera File System Exif 2.2 (JPEG)

Print Order Format: Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Version 1.1

Image Recording Format: Still Image: JPEG (Exif 2.2 compliant)

JPEG Compression Mode: SuperFine, Fine or Normal


Number of Recording Pixels:

Large: 2592 x 1944, Medium1: 2048 x 1536

Medium2: 1600 x 1200, Small: 640 x 480

pixelsMovie: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 or 160 x 120


Playback Specifications

Playback Modes File: Single, Index (9 thumbnail images)


Erasing Specifications

Erase Modes:

Still images: Single Image, All Images

Movie: Part of Movie, All Movie



Computer Interface

USB (mini-B, PTP), Audio/Video Output (NTSC or PAL selectable)


Video Out: NTSC or PAL


Other: SD memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP Printers and BJ Photo Printers (no computer required), using camera's USB cable.

ID Photo Print, Movie Print


Power Supply

Power Source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (NB-3L)

Shooting Capacity: NB-3L: LCD On - Approx. 120 shots

Playback Time: Approx. 140 min.


Physical Specifications

Operating Temperature: 32-104 degrees F/0-40 degrees C

Operating Humidity: 10-90%

Dimensions (W x H x D): 3.56 x 1.85 x 0.73 in. / 90.3 x 47.0 x 18.5mm

Weight: Approx. 3.53 oz./100g (camera body only)


Note: 21 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Turkish)

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