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.
Excellent Camera... slow service from Canon Warranty
Daryl Montie "www.arsenalconsulting.com", Amazon
3 April 2006
Summary: This is a great camera. Plenty of resolution. Excellent shot speed. Sturdy frame. The kit lense doesn't do the camera justice. Buy the body separate and add a better lense. On the bad side, I had a small glitch with the camera's firmware soon after purchase and had to return it for a fix. It was two months before the camera was returned. Sorry, Canon... you lose a star for that.
Not Perfect but Probably the best camera out there for the money
Bradley Kuntz "ratsnest74", Amazon
28 January 2006
Summary: Not Perfect but Probably the best camera out there for the money. I would actually rate it a 4.5 out of 5. Image quality is excellent, speed is excellent, good focusing. Image quality is limited mostly by the lens quality, the better the lens, the better, more sharp the image. A few gripes are: 1) comes with sensor dust on the sensor so will need a professional cleaning right out of the box, you wouldnt expect this at this price level.