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5.6 out of 10

Canon EOS 20D

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS 20D

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Overall 6
6.0

"I must have got a Lemon"

claytonkaras.com, CNET
16 February 2006
  • Pros: Great simi pro camera if it would just work right.
  • Cons: Large setting photos come out very fuzzy and not sharp at all.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for the enthusiast, but not a pro camera

David, B&H Photo
28 December 2005
  • Summary: Good digital SLR for enthusiasts, but like most similarpriced cameras from both Nikon and Canon, auto focus is alittle off. The color is not accurate on default settings(I work with calibrated monitors). Very easy to use . Problems Encountered: Color is not as good as Fuji or Nikon. Auto focus notgreat. Terrible pop up flash- very weak. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: 10D, D1H, D70, medium format and pro 35mm..
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Overall 6
6.0

Satisfying, except for lack of spot metering

Acontius "Acontius", Amazon
9 March 2005
  • Summary: Two months after purchasing the 20D, I'm happy with the quality of shots and of the body itself, but regretting buying a dSLR without spot metering. (Live and learn.) The one disappointment that still bugs me about the 20D: no spot metering for back-lit situations. This often slows down getting a shot as the only work arounds are bracketting or manually readjusting for overexposing.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Poor quality, good camera"

CNET
8 February 2005
  • Pros: excellent pictures at 1600 ISO. Almost instant on. Continous shooting speed is great.
  • Cons: No film speed displayed on screen. Built in flash is weak. 1 dead pixel showed up after 1000 pictures taken within 2 weeks of receiving the camera.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Taking it back to Best Buy."

CNET
12 January 2005
  • Pros: The Canon name is most always a plus. This camera does what it's supposed to do--except I've had bad luck.
  • Cons: Little pixel spots on many pictures with lots of sky. This is the second 20D I've had. I thought the spots problem was an isolated thing, but the replacement camera has the same problem. Four well defined little dark spots--always in the same place. I
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 10
10

Not for the average amateur

epinionck, epinions.com
3 January 2005
  • Summary: Lots of functions for experimentation, nice colors! But if you shoot auto and you measure image quality by its sharpness then look elsewhere.
  • Pros: 8MPs, changeable lenses, fast response, great colors, good dynamic range, low noise in all ISO.
  • Cons: Soft images, not good enough sharpness, no spot metering, poor (inflexible) auto mode performance.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Fast, flexible with good balance"

CNET
15 December 2004
  • Pros: preset "basic" programs, full manual controls, multiple focus points, flexibility of configuration is very good, wheel on back with Set button very intuitive and fast.
  • Cons: "Joy stick", LCD display a little too small, but good enough, sucks up battery life fairly fast (get 2 batteries).
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Overall 5
5.0

"Can't get the red out!"

CNET
8 December 2004
  • Pros: Easy to operate. Quality construction. Fast. I really, really wanted to keep it.
  • Cons: Could not wait to get this camera. Also got the 17-85 EF-S lens. Got home, took photos. WHAT?, there was red in all the photos. Went outside-pink clouds? Reset everything. TOO MUCH RED! Tried every white balance setting. Tried a custom white balance. Trie
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Overall 5
5.0

"10D + 300D = 20D?"

CNET
10 November 2004
  • Pros: same sensor as 10D 300D. i will wait for a bigger sensor to arrive in the next five years. its black so people compare it with the Nikon D70? LOL get real
  • Cons: too much hype about new cameras. come on people we control the demand. tell didnt even have enough time to fix the bugs. instant camera freeze on demand.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Nice but Pricer"

CNET
15 October 2004
  • Pros: Very low noise. Higher FPS, quick strart time, very little shtter lag. Faster Focus.
  • Cons: Expensive if compared featurewise with D70. Bundled canon software utilities are not as good as Nikons utilities.
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