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Canon EOS 20D
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Canon EOS 20D

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10 Things You Should Know About The Canon EOS 20D

Pop Photo
30 November 2006
  • Excerpt: We don't have to tell you that cameras today-digital and film-are as much electronic as optical devices. And as such, they can be loaded up with a dizzying array of chip-based features.
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DP Review
27 September 2006
  • 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...
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Overall 10

Canon EOS 20D

PC Magazine
2 September 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 8
Performance 8
Construction 8

Canon EOS 20D Review

By Thom
13 December 2005
  • Conclusion: Highly Recommended ; An excellent choice for the advanced amateur photographer, and the best Canon consumer DSLR to date, by far.
  • Pros: Hanging onto the True Amateurs . The scene exposure modes and lack of viewfinder information tell me Canon still has the rank amateur in their sights for this camera. Come on guys, the 20D is a far, far better camera than Joe and Jill Pointandshoot should be using (hint: Digital Rebel); don't car...
  • Cons: It's the Image Stupid. Nice color, nice contrast, 8 megapixel size, and very printable out-of-camera JPEGs. The raw DCRs give you even more ability to pull high quality images out of this camera. Just watch the highlight exposure carefully and use careful sharpening in your post processing to get...
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Canon EOS 20D Review

29 July 2005
  • Excerpt: The included EF-S lens has a manual focus ring and a 35mm equivalent focal length of 28-90 mm. The camera includes all the usual automatic settings and the features of a manual D-SLR camera.
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Expert Review

Dan's Data
12 June 2005
  • 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.
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Photography Review
15 May 2005
  • 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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Expert Review

The Gear Junkie
6 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Whether it’s the requisite summit shot on top of a mountain or a picture of an amazing sunrise over the ocean, photography has become a default part of any big adventure for me. When going fast and light, I carry a small Pentax Optio digital camera with 3-megapixel resolution.
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Canon EOS 20D/30D Experience Report

Outback Photo
29 October 2004
  • Excerpt: "If you are just now venturing into the world of fine art digital photography you can immerce yourself in new knowledge about almost every aspect that I can think of. The photographs on the Outback Photo site are stunning, to say the least!
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A Week with the Canon 20D

Digital Home Thoughts
27 September 2004
  • 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.
  • Cons: None yet.
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