Canon EOS 20D Brief Review


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  • 8.2 megapixels (effective)
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and RAW file format
  • ISO range 100 to 3200
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses -- lens not included
  • Release Date: 2004-08-23
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Canon EOS 20D
8.2 megapixels (effective); auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG and RAW file format; ISO range 100 to 3200; proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses -- lens not included
By , Last updated on: 8/21/2014

The Canon 20D has since been replaced by the better Canon 50D. Here's what we wrote about the 20D when it first came out:

Canon has delivered another blockbuster with the Canon EOS 20D SLR, which comes equipped with an 8-megapixel image sensor, improved burst shooting mode, and a new autofocus system. The 20D sports a number of other notable improvements to the design of its predecessor, the EOS 10D, including substantially faster startup time, better low-light performance, and a smaller and lighter body. Ideal for photojournalists and other serious photographers, the Canon 20D delivers professional performance at a price that even amateurs can afford.

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