The look and feel of a camera designed for the hand of a man.
Johnny 0, Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: The vendor found the original packaging in their facility, so everything that was shipped from Canon was included with the camera body. The manuals were printed in Spanish, and since I don't read, speak or understand much of it were of little value to me. The English versions of the manuals were available on-line for down-load to print, which I did and that helped understand the camera I've had the camera for about a month now, I believe, and read on below for my...
Summary: I bought a 20D because one of my passions is photography. And its much better than my old one. One of the most positive sides of it is that all my old lenses goes to this one because my old one was a 1000D. The 20D is much bigger but also has a better grip than the 1000D. But the negative side is that the required memory cards are Compact Flash (CF) and the 1000D was SD so i had to sell them because i have no use for them anymore.
Summary: The only thing I didn´t like is that the 20D (like the 10D) does not have auto ISO like the newer models do. This means you have to manually set the ISO whenever you are in modes Av, M, or S (when not in Auto, or P mode). Other than that, it is a very good camera.
Summary: I actually have the 20D, not the 20Da, the seller mis-listed it. The camera is GREAT and is a ton of fun to shoot with. Not too difficult to learn, and once you know one canon DSLR, you essentially know them all, which is a great line feature. I wish the screen was larger, as shooting with high ISO give grain you can't detect in the preview, but this camera shoots in 800 ISO VERY well. Tons of fun and very budget friendly for a first-time DSLR user.
Summary: Canon considers memory card capacity a deep dark secret. You can look for it, but you won't find it. The 20D will support an 8GB CF - MAX. You can buy a larger CF - but you can't write more than 8GB. If you format it, you'll discover its size has been reduced to 8GB. (You can use a partition editor like Linux's gparted to resize the partition table back up - but you shouldn't have to.) So stop eyeing those 16- and 32GB CF cards.
Summary: Great Camera - Five Stares - Good build quailty, great photos. Simple to use and explore photography as a art. Takes more than your point and shoot but it's worth it when you get that great shot. Leses - 2 stars - Skip the 17mm-85mm and 18mm-55mm kits and get a really good all around lense that is forward compatable with a full 35mm CCD - Both kit lenses are EF-S and will not work on the 5D or other full frame DSLR or 35mm film bodies.
Summary: I just got this 20D from Amazon last week. I ordered the body only and the EF-S 17-85 IS lens with it. Shipping was on-time. Regarding the camera - it takes great pictures but man is it heavy! With the EF-S 17-85 lens, it feels like it weighs 5 pounds when it is hanging from my neck or when I'm holding it. The build quality is excellent, though. However, I can't help but think I should have compromised for the new Digital Rebel XT.
Summary: Without doubt this camera is impressive. The moment you put the 20D into your hands you feel at home with it. The 20D just feels impressive and taking images with this camera is a joy, though more demanding than your normal point and shoot digital camera. Getting to know your 20D will pay lots of dividends in the long run and I would suggest that owners of the 20D read the instruction manual and then read it again, while trying out all the many and varied functions.