Canon D10 or Canon D20

The Canon D20 is the newer version of the Canon D10, with new ergonomics and looks. Both cameras are waterproof, shockproof and temperature resistant . While the D20 has similar specifications as the D10, it also has quite a number of new features.

The most obvious differences between the two cameras are that the D20 has a longer and wider 5X optical zoom and a larger LCD with  better resolution. The camera shoots HD video and has a built-in GPS tracker though it doesn’t work under water.

It should be pointed out that the D20 has a slower lens at the widest angle, which may make little difference in good light (f/3.9 – f/4.8 vs. f/2.8 – f/4.9) However, if you will use the camera to take lots of photos in low light at social and similar events, the faster lens will come in handy. Also, the D10 costs considerably less money at the time of this writing.

Notable features of the Canon D20 include:

  • 12 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor
  • Wide angle 5x Optical Zoom: 28 – 140mm/35mm equivalent
  • Waterproof to 33 feet, temperature resistant from 14°-104°F and shockproof up to 5.0 feet.
  • 3” LCD (approx. 461,000 dots)
  • GPS tracker to record image locations on a map via Canon’s software
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer analyzes camera movement and applies the best shake correction method for the shooting situation
  • 1080p Full HD video with dedicated movie button
  • Zoom while shooting and playing back movies on an HDTV via the HDMI outpu
  • Available accessory Kit comes with a carrying case, silicone jacket, float, shoulder strap and carabiner strap
  • Other optional accessories include an additional underwater housing that provides extended protection for deeper diving.

For full specifications, visit the Canon website.

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