Surfing with the Canon Powershot D20
I borrowed the Canon D20 from Canon Phils. so I can take it along with me to our trip to La Union last week-end and test it while having our surfing session.
I’ve always wanted to own one since the first time the D10 was introduced around 3 years ago.
I’ve had the Ixus 30 around 10 years ago, then upgraded to the Ixus 80 before getting the S95 and S100. The D20 is something I’d like to add to my stash just in case we go on trips like diving or surfing. I was also intrigued by the Go Pro but I’ve always been a Canon guy.
Canon Powershot D20 specs:
12MP CMOS sensor
DIGIC 4 chip
5x optical zoom
The Canon D20 is waterproof up to 33 feet, shockproof up to 5 feet, tolerant to temperatures between 14 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It can shoot 2 frames per second continuously or a burst mode of 6.8fps.
What I’m really after is the video quality at full HD 1080p. Here’s some sample clips I took during our trip. It’s not much since there weren’t any huge waves that week-end.
It was already a bit late in the afternoon (around 4 or 5PM) so some of the clips are dark. The footage is still pretty good though and the camera focus is spot on. Would also love to try this out under water, probably on the next diving trip.
The only thing I regretted is that the wax from the surf board has rubbed off on to the camera and it’s hard to clean it up.
Some online stores are selling this unit for just a little over Php15k although it goes up to Php18.5k in others.