May 11 2010

The Ergonomics and Controls from Canon SX20IS

Published by at 6:06 am under General

Canon SX20IS

The Canon SX20IS carries a Digic IV processor (as does the SX10), but the mention of “improved smart auto” in Canon’s ad copy suggests the later model processor may give the camera some additional capability. While the SX20 IS has been described by Canon as the successor to the SX10 IS, that camera remains on the Canon website at present. The SX20 IS accepts SD/SDHC, MultiMediaCards, MMC plus and HC MMC plus memory media. Canon includes 4 AA alkaline batteries, a neck strap, lens hood, lens cap, USB and AV cables and CD-ROM software with each camera.

Following the typical formula for the class, the SX20 IS looks and feels like a downsized DSLR, measuring out at 4.88×3.48×3.42 inches and weighing about 24 ounces in shooting configuration (batteries, memory card and lens hood installed). If these numbers look familiar, they happen to be the exact dimensions and weight of the SX10 IS.

The Canon SX20 IS features a deeply sculptured handgrip style body and contoured back that is small enough so the little finger of my right hand has no place to go but curl under the body, resulting in a firm and solid one-handed grip. The index finger falls quite naturally to the shutter button in both one and two handed shooting. There is impermeable physical at the side of the handgrip allocation of the embody, but it’s as compound as the plastics that get up the ease of camera exterior and truly contributes young to improving the grasp. The same holds true for a patch of nubs molded in the plastic on the camera back in the thumb rest area – I’d prefer a really tacky material in these two locations, but the camera has an overall good feel in the hand(s).

Extraneous buttons and controls assign operation to most shot modes as fountainhead as many another settings that the user might requirement to move on the run, much as white balance, ISO sensitivity, exposure correction and sustained shot modes. The portion of the camera back not taken up by the monitor is awash with buttons, but Canon has laid them out so as to minimize conflict with the thumb when shooting. Don’t spend more than you have to! We already done the explore for you. Please read where to buy Canon SX20IS.

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