LCD and Viewfinder
Canon SX20 IS has a Fully Articulated 2.5″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. At only 2.5″, the screen is on the smaller side and 230kdot resolution is lower than most of the recent models in this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Canon SX20 IS will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
SX20 IS has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
Max Shutter speed
Canon SX20 IS can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/3200 sec.
SX20 IS has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon SX20 IS features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
With Canon SX20 IS, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and H.264 formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
SX20 IS has a built-in Stereo microphone but no speaker.
Canon SX20 IS doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a DSLR-Like camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect SX20 IS to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon SX20 IS Features Compared to Main Competitors