Adding the date and time to the image using the PowerShot SX20 IS.

Article ID: ART131099 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


These instructions explain how to insert the date in images.

  • As the actual locations of buttons / switches on cameras vary depending on the camera model, the illustrations that appear on this page may differ from your camera.
  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.
  • The [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted from the image data once it has been recorded because the date is written in as an image.
  • In the following shooting modes, you cannot insert a date onto images (Date Stamp)- [Movie] (), [ISO 3200]* (), [Stitch Assist]* (), [Easy]* (), [Nostalgic]* (), [LowLight]* ()

* Only applicable to supported models.

1. Press the < Power > button on the camera.

2. Press the < MENU > () button.

3. The following screen will appear on the LCD monitor.

Operate the < directional button > to select the [Shooting] () menu.

Operate the < directional button > to set [Date Stamp] to [Date] or [Date & Time].

After making these settings, press the < MENU > () button.

4. If you set [Date Stamp], [DATE] will appear on the LCD monitor. *

* The icon display location differs depending on the model being used.

If [DATE] does not appear, press the < DISP. > () button a few times to switch the screen display.

5. When shooting with this setting, the date will be embedded in the image as shown below.


[Date & Time]


The date, its font and color, and the position where it is displayed cannot be changed. Also, dates and times recorded with [Date Stamp] cannot be deleted.



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