Conclusion: Excellent construction and design, fast performance, and great image quality make the Canon EOS 20D the current top gun among digital SLRs under $3,000—and our current Editors' Choice in this category.
Pros: Incredibly clear, detailed images. Excellent color, exposure, and tonality. Intuitive menus and controls. Extensive features. Reasonably priced.
Cons: Deserves a kit lens option more befitting to the camera's quality and capabilities. Slightly clipped highlights on auto settings.
Conclusion: As soon as we got our hands on the Nikon D70 it became fairly clear that it was a camera which although priced nearer to the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) could compete with the more expensive EOS 10D.
Pros: Excellent resolution, a match for the EOS-1D Mark II, Good color, virtually identical response to the EOS 10D, lighter overall tone, Now trademark Canon CMOS noise free 'silky smooth' images, Very low noise levels even at high sensitivities, fully usable ISO range (100 - 3200), Excellent long exp...
Cons: Opening the CF compartment door shuts camera down, loses any buffered images, Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, PowerShot-like sharpening algorithm (same as EOS 10D) could be improved, Not a major leap forward in output size, this is not a reas...
Conclusion: a really good camera. If you've
got EF lenses and no DSLR at all, a 20D will make you happy. If you're lensless,
the 20D is still a good place to start - though, realistically, a 350D is
not much worse for the vast majority of users.
Conclusion: The main competition for the 20D is most likely its younger sibling, the new (April 2005) Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT - There are two areas of distinction besides build quality (XT is fine, 20D sturdier) and image quality (very similar).
Pros: More consistent auto focus accuracy than predecessor, Rapid start-up time and buffer/card write speed, Low shutter lag time, Excellent battery life, Larger sensor maintains low noise with higher resolution and high ISO (800-3200) settings, 5 frames per second capture speed, up to 23 frames at JPE...
Cons: Minimal weather-resistance, Automatic white balance under tungsten light produces images with too much yellow, particularly in skin tones, The 1.8" LCD monitor is too small - especially compared to the competition, Near-focusing with wide angle lenses may be inconsistent (camera may not focus clo...
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Summary: In April 2000 Canon released the D30, a 3.1 megapixel digital SLR camera. Two years later they released the D60 followed by the 10D and now, the latest mid-range digital SLR, the 8.2 megapixel 20D.
Pros: 5fps for fast continuous shooting;, Accepts Canon EF/EF-S lenses;, Improved Auto-Focus;, Improved image quality higher ISO.
Excerpt: The Canon
EOS-20D is the updated version of the popular
EOS-10D, which was introduced back in 2003. The 20D
looks a lot like its predecessor, with the main changes
being inside the camera itself. The big new features
on the 20D include:
Pros: Excellent photo quality, even at high ISOs, Full manual controls, Robust performance, especially in terms of continuous shooting, All the expandability you'd expect from a D-SLR, Advanced white balance controls, Excellent battery life, RAW, RAW+JPEG supported, No redeye, Support for EF and EF-S l...
Cons: Images aren't overly sharp at default settings; I'd personally crank it up a notch or two, AF-assist lamp uses flash, which isn't terribly discreet, FireWire support would be nice