Canon EOS 20D

Canon camera

  • Canon EOS 20D review

    Designed for advanced amateurs, photojournalists and professionals, the EOS 20D digital SLR combines image quality, speed and ruggedness with compact size and light weight to deliver the highest performance in its class.

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    The Canon EOS 20D measures 5.7” x 4.2” x 2.8” (WHD). It’s weight is a 24.2 ounces. The camera body and chassis is made of magnesium alloy, looks very durable. It has a sturdy feeling when you hold the camera in your hands and can be held very stably when shooting tricky shots. It has a nine-way joystick which allows you move the autofocus point quickly or panning a playback image.

    The Canon EOS 20D has well thought out user controls. It has a subdial behind the shutter button which allows easy access to several features of the camera. You can also find a circular quick control dial on the back of the camera too. The menus on the camera are bright, intuitive and very well organized. The entire body of the camera is also ergonomically shaped. It has non-slip surfaces available on the hand grip and camera body. This makes easier to hold the camera stable when snapping pictures.

    The Canon EOS 20D comes with one battery pack BP-511A, which includes a protective cover. The advertised battery life of the camera is about 1000 shots with no flash and 700 shots with 50% flash use.

    The Canon EOS 20D accepts both Type I and II CompactFlash memory cards. However, Canon does not include a memory card with the camera kit. You will need to give more money to buy a card (a 512MB card is recommended for this 8.2 megapixel camera). Image transfers are done via a USB 2.0 interface, image download times are minimal.

  • Specifications

    - 8.2 megapixels
    - Manual and auto focus
    - Program and manual exposure
    - JPEG and RAW file format
    - Proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
    - ISO range 100 to 3200
    - Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses

  • In summary, the Canon EOS 20D delivers superb, fast performance and shoots incredible images. It is reasonably priced for a DSLR with its feature set, and should be placed high on your shopping list if you are in the market for a professional camera.

  • Source - basic-digital-photography

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