Many of you camera fans may remember the Canon PowerShot D10, the company’s ruggedized underwater camera – some of you may even own it yet. While it was one great cam to own, the disadvantage was its rather bulky design, which made it rather difficult to tote around and use on surface shoots. Now, Canon has come out with its PowerShot D20, which is the new and much improved version of its predecessor, the D10.
Assuming a much slimmer form, the compact and petite Canon PowerShot D20 resembles the nice little point-and-shoot camera it is meant to be. This one’s picture quality is supposedly as good as the D10, hence we think it should score very well in that department too.
The PowerShot D20 comes with a 12.1MP high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, 3-inch display and 5x28mm optical zoom. The camera also has a top sensitivity of ISO 3200 and built-in GPS as well.
Even better, the D20 is a ruggedized camera (it really does not appear so tough at first sight) and is also waterproof. Apparently, it is designed to survive a fall from a height of 1.5 meters and would continue to work in temperatures ranging between 14 degrees and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Pretty cool, is it not?!
This solid camera has a user-friendly interface, with a neat menu structure, which would enable an absolute novice to operate it with great ease. Of course, it is still a wee bit bulkier than the rest of Canon’s surface-shooting models, but that really does not matter, considering all the advantages it has to offer its users.
The Canon PowerShot D20 is expected to arrive in the market in May this year and would be priced at about $349. Now, the main question is, who among you guys would be interested in purchasing this one?