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Canon EOS 20D

By: Shawn Barnett and Dave Etchells

Slightly smaller and lighter upgrade brings greater speed and ease of use along with higher res and lower image noise.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 08/19/2004, Update: 11/19/2004

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Canon EOS 20D


Model Name:

Canon EOS 20D 
Model Number: 20D 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1499.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-27
Date Available: 2004-09-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wireless or Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 24.2 oz (685 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 in.
(144 x 106 x 72 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3504x2336, 2544x1696, 1728x1152
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.25
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer: Canon CMOS 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.60
Movie Audio: No 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: 9-point phase detection 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description: Varies with lens used 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Varies with lens used 
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism. 95% coverage, 0.9x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter adjustment 
Optical VF Accuracy: 94%
LCD Viewfinder: No 
LCD VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 118,000 dots
OLED Screen: No 
Touchscreen: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
ISO Rating Max: 3200
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, overcast, tungsten bulb, fluorescent light, flash, custom 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/8000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Centerweighted Average, Partial (9%) 
Spot Metering: No 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 10 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes: Red-eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 13
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: 13 meters at ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, Sync Terminal 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, Microdrive 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: CCD-RAW (CR2) 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: None 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.250 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.010 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 1.600 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.160 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.150 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.110 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.077 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.430 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.480 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 21
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 4.800
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion Rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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