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Canon EOS 20D 8.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

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Created for people who want to experiment with photography, the Canon EOS 8.2 MP camera is a flexible portable body only. You will be able to select the quantity of storage in the camera as this Canon EOS 20D features a flash memory card slot. High-quality pictures and superb performance are yours with this Canon EOS digital SLR camera. With its black body, the Canon EOS 8.2 MP camera is a refined device for taking pictures. As this Canon EOS 20D comes with rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, you will be able to always be prepared to preserve your life's great moments. Featuring a 8.2 MP image sensor, this Canon EOS digital SLR camera is perfect for creating special prints, so that you will be able to make memorable prints as large as 8x13 inches. A higher number of megapixels means you can crop and enlarge your photos without causing pixelation. Show off the captured moments of your life and send them to family and friends with the 1.8-inch LCD monitor included with the Canon EOS 8.2 MP camera. This Canon EOS 20D includes only the body and no lens. Selecting the most appropriate interchangeable lens or lenses based on your photography needs is one upside to buying the camera body alone.

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Product Identifiers
UPC0013803044430, 013803044430, 13803044430, 8714574953816

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Digital Zoom3x
Sensor Resolution8.2 MP
Screen Size1.8"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.0 x 22.5mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutofocus & Manual Focus, Automatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera28 - 135mm

Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±2 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 1-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, partial (9%)
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Depth-Of-Field, E-TTL II Program Flash, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100, ISO 1600, ISO 200, ISO 3200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO auto (100-400)
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Effective Flash Range3.5 m
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Forced On, Ratio Control, Red-eye Reduction Flash
Flash ModesAuto Mode, E-TTL, FP Flash (high-speed synchro), Red-eye Reduction

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, IBM Microdrive, Microdrive
Floppy Drive StorageNone

Viewfinder TypeOptical, Optical (Through-the-lens)
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.9x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Depth2.8 in.
Height4.2 in.
Width5.7 in.
Weight24.2 Oz.

Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color
Display Size1.8"

Microphone TypeNone

Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x composite video/audio output, 1 x flash terminal, 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.1, Apple Mac OS X 10.2, Apple Mac OS X 10.3, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP

Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatDPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.2, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Backlight Compensation, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Noise Reduction, Direct Print, FireWire, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, Orientation Detection, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Compatibility, With Tripod Mount

Shooting ProgramsClose-up, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode
Special EffectsMonotone
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Colour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Manual, Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed5 frames per second

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CNET Editors' reviewExcellent


    Excellent low-light performance; fast and responsive; straightforward controls; nice balance of features for both experienced and learning photographers.


    No spot meter; pop-up flash casts shadow with some lenses; viewfinder provides only 95 percent view; average battery life; 1.6X lens-conversion factor.


    Though its performance has been surpassed by

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Created: 03/19/12

Very good camera with amazing features, very valuable for the money paid!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

I am a semi professional cameraman and i recommend this wonderful camera to any beginner/intermediate cameraman today for many reasons.

1) this camera is very cheap to buy these days (200-400$), but dont come to a conclusion that cheap cameras are bad, because back in the day this camera used to sell in stores for around 1600$ and thats alot back in the day.

2)feels very grippy and solid unlike the plasticky bodies like 1100D in the market today.

3)Has weatherproof sealing for some extent

4)I myself is a sports photographer and this camera has a very good shutter and very helpful for continuous shooting sports.

i myself dont see any drawbacks in this camera.

but there are two things that can be drawbacks for some people and advantages for some.

1)has a smaller LCD screen. Having a smaller screen could save your battery life, but having a bigger screen could risk battery life but see images taken clearly.

2)Has No Live View. I know most of you think this is a drawback but listen closely, nowadays i see amateur photographers look at the screen and take pictures instead of looking through the view finder. The main reason of a DSLR is to take pictures through the viewfinder. As an old school photographer i recommend using the viewfinder instead of the live view. but as you become a more advanced photographer you might need to use a tripod then only the live view is helpful. but still you can use the viewfinder while the body is mounted on a tripod.

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Created: 12/07/11

The Canon 20D is a great quality camera & easy to use.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon EOS 20D 8.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

This is a fantastic camera! I was in need of a new digital camera. I had one of the little point and shoot cameras. It took good pics for the most part but man was it slow. By the time it actually took the pic the subject(s)had already quit smiling or were walking off the picture. I never knew if I was going to get a good shot or not. Sometimes the pic would be dark and hard to see it. And to retake a picture you would have to have the folks wait until it was ready. Not good if you are at an event where you can't retake pics like our annual dove hunt. We have a skeet shoot competition so you can't exactly retake a pic. I even bought another little point & shoot digital and it takes awful pics and wasn't any faster. So I decided it was time to upgrade. I chose a Canon as I do have a great 35mm film Canon that really takes great pics. But then you have to buy the film, get it developed and of course you can never use a complete roll by the time you are done for the day. Until you get the film developed, you never know if your pictures came out or not. And it might be months before I picked it up again. I decided to get a digital Canon because 1. I knew the quality of the camera would be good and 2. I already had 2 nice lenses and I wanted to be able to use them. Now the problem was I didn't have alot of money to spend on a camera. I came across the Canon 20D at a fantastic price so I dove in and got it. I absolutely love, love, love the camera. Oh did I mention I love this camera? I have had it about a month and use it all the time. I don't ever forget it when I go out to the lease or over the holidays. It's fast and easy to use. I sometimes get heavy on the button and take several shots of the same thing but I'm learning! My only 2 complaints with the camera is that it's a bit on the heavy side and the screen is a little small for these old eyes. But the weight I can handle and I'm not sure they could put a big enough screen on a camera for me to see! I love that I can come home and download the pics and print them out or just save them for later and I'm good to go again. The battery life is awesome. I just can't say enough about this camera. When & if I'm ready to upgrade again, I will definitly get another Canon.

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Created: 05/13/10

Canon 20D is a great camera for beginner's and experts

I have owned a Canon 20D for about four years and absolutely love the camera! Here is what I enjoy most about it:

1. Cost
The 20D can be purchased for a few hundred dollars today. When you compare that to newer cameras on the market, you can't go wrong with the investment. Newer Canon models run upwards for $800+ for features and functionality that you won't miss with the 20D. The low-cost 20D is perfect if you are a beginner and unsure about whether you'll really like digital photography as a hobby. If you buy a body with a low shutter count, expect to get many years of useful life out of it. With some years of shooting under your belt you'll have a better idea what you want in a camera and you'll be better equipped to make a good buying decision should you decide to upgrade. The 20D is a camera that could be passed down to your kids when you're truly ready for a newer model.

2. Use
The 20D is very simple to use. Yes, there are lots of dials and buttons, but they are what make digital photography so much fun. Find a great website forum that discusses digital photography, learn the camera settings dial on top of the 20D, and start shooting. You'll also want to buy a photo editing program for your computer. The 20D shoots a great photo but it's always nice to be able to make minor tweaks to your shots.

3. Build
The Canon 20D is solid. I have large hands and need a camera to match the space between my fingers. The 20D is it!

4. Versatility
I would recommend starting with a kit lens or something inexpensive until you learn the difference between zoom, prime, wide angle, lenses. A great lens that I rarely take off my 20D is the canon 50mm 1.8. This is a fixed/prime lens, meaning it won't zoom. But it will force you to learn about composing your images more so than a zoom lens. I love this lens so much that I struggle to shoot with a zoom.

5. Image size
The last reason I love this camera is because it's got a great 8 megapixel sensor. For beginning photographers, there is no need to have a camera with 10, 12, or 16 megapixels unless you are printing images at 16 in x 24 in, which is rare. The sensor is the most expensive part of the camera and you will pay a lot of money for those bigger sensors, but you will likely never use them. 8 megapixel images also take up less space on your computer's hard drive. Awesome!

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Created: 04/08/13

Great First DSLR

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon EOS 20D 8.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

I originally bought this product to pay for the 7D (which is the Camera I really wanted to get.) So my intention was only to have it for about 6 months, but after I got it in, I think I will keep it for a bit longer.
First off I will warn you IT'S A LOT O CAMERA if you are used to compacts and small DSLRS,
The closest thing in terms of weight on the market today would be the 7D.

What I Like About It
It feels very good in the hands, the grip is nice and chunky and the camera just feels throughly sold, however, it is not weather sealed like the 7D. The button layout also is well thought out and just makes sense. The performance of this camera is very good as well, the
5FPS is nice and you feel like it is almost a weapon when it is snapping away.
IT HAS A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY! This thing is paying for itself already because I don't have to spend a fortune in AA batteries.
Noise performance is fantastic! ISO 1600 looks cleaner than an OCD man's fingernails!

What I don't like about it
When you are shooting raw, the buffer fils up after about 6 shots, so if you spray and pray, this isn't the camera for you.
I personally don't mind the weight and I'm like 70lbs (no exaggeration) but at 770 grams it is considered heavy.
Resolution is something that you can only get if you buy a newer body, but 8.2 megapixels is more than enough if you want to make an 8x12 print or display it in full HD.

It's a DSLR - The picture quality will always be FAR better than any compact, I don't care how many Megapixels they claim to have, they just cannot beat a DSLR, and that is why I am recommending it, because for $150, you are getting a far better camera than a $150 compact.


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Created: 03/13/13

Pro quality pictures on a beer budget!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Canon EOS 20D 8.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only)

I purchased this camera because I found that the several EF zoom lenses I already have from my 20 year old Canon A2E will work perfectly with this body. The bonus is that there is a 1.6 multiplication factor that occurs with the APS-C sensor... (35-135mm zoom becomes a 56-216mm zoom!). This camera has been a staple of pro photographers because of autofocus speed and the many adjustments that can be made on camera that can allow you to capture your vision of the world and NOT just a snapshot... but there are also simple settings that can take the work out of just shooting a few frames if needed, and still give excellent results. If you are printing out 4x6 photos or full sheet 8.5x11 photos the 8.2mp is more than sharp enough to satisfy your needs... poster sizes will show some pixelation and more mp's don't help if your lenses and abilities are below par. The ability to set the ISO speeds on the fly (100 to 3200 ISO) also will give you more "keeper" shots than roll film ever could. The ability to produce great shots are, so far, beyond what I can muster now but it has enough flexability built in that I plan on getting many years of enjoyment in mastering this camera's functionality. Another bonus I almost forgot to mention is that this was around $1500 new, but pristeen models can be had for the price of a new pocket point and shoot cameras... ($175-$275) but with results a thousand % more satifying. The ONLY drawback I can complain about is that with the extra battery grip, the metal body and big lenses it can rapidly become very heavy lugging around on walks or trails.
Hope you enjoy your EOS 20D as much as I enjoy mine!!!

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