Canon Powershot A20 Review
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A new digital signal processing IC in the PowerShot A20 camera enables high-speed image processing and rapid data transfer through the cameras' USB interface. The PowerShot A20 takes advantage of this feature by offering a Direct Print mode that enables users to print hard-copy images using Canon's new CP-10 printer. The CP-10 makes printing from digital files simple and fun by allowing users to control all print settings directly from the camera's LCD monitor. Printer data is then transferred to the CP-10 directly through a dedicated interface cable.
Bundled with a comprehensive suite of programs enabling image management, editing, compositing and printing, the PowerShot A10 and A20 come with Apple QuickTime 4.1, Canon RemoteCapture 1.3, and PhotoStitch 3.1 for both Macintosh and Windows, as well as Canon ZoomBrowser EX 2.6, PhotoRecord 1.2 and WIA and TWAIN drivers for Windows, plus ImageBrowser 1.6 and a Photoshop-compatible plug-in for the Mac. Features integrated in both ZoomBrowser EX 2.6 and ImageBrowser 1.6 include TimeTunnel and SlideShowMaker. When using ZoomBrowser EX 2.6 or ImageBrowser 1.6, users can take advantage of new and improved features for auto layout printing, self-running full-screen slide shows, and automated preparation of images for use as e-mail attachments.
Canon will be offering its own WP-DC200 underwater case for the A10 and A20 that's good for depths of up to 30 meters or to protect it for use in the rain or at the beach.
The CP-10 Card Printer makes printing from digital files simple and fun by allowing users to control all print settings directly from the camera's LCD monitor. Printer data is then transferred to the CP-10 directly through a dedicated interface cable. The new, ultra-compact printer produces beautiful, 300 x 300 dpi credit card-sized (4.3 x 2.1 inches) color prints in as little as 56 seconds.
Click here to see our Canon CP-10 Card Printer review for more details.
The very compact Canon PowerShot A20 and the pocket-sized Fujifilm 6800 Zoom for size comparison.
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PowerShot A20 Specifications
Package Contents (U.S./N. America)
- Digital Camera
- Wrist Strap
- AA Alkaline Battery (x4)
- CompactFlashTM Card FC-8M
- Case for CompactFlashTM Card
- Video Cable VC-100
- USB Interface Cable IFC-300PCU
- Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
- Camera User Guide
- Software Starter Guide
- System Map
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