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Canon EOS 20D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1519 reviews of Canon EOS 20D. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and image quality are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. The control panel and viewfinder get critical comments, and there are some mixed comments about the video and sensor.

performance, usability, price, image quality, portability

shutter, screen, viewfinder, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 20D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS 20D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Canon EOS 20D from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Comments about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The lens and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability and portability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS 20D


alaTest has collected and analyzed 381 user reviews of Canon EOS 20D from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on People really like the image quality and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the sensor and image stabilizer. Opinions are divided on the video.

performance, usability, price, portability, image quality

shutter, stabilizer , sensor

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Aimee Baldridge (

Canon EOS 20D review


Canon EOS 20D Canon has produced a worthy successor to the EOS 10D with this model, endowing it with class-leading 8-megapixel resolution, excellent image quality across a broad range of ISO settings, and fast performance. With a sturdy, well-designed...

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 subsequent models, the Canon EOS 20D remains a top semipro dSLR choice.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Canon EOS 20D Review


It's been four years and four months since they revealed the EOS D30, the first digital SLR which amateur photographers could really afford. So here we are, 52 months later with the latest incarnation of that original design, the eight megapixel EOS...

Excellent resolution, a match for the EOS-1D Mark II Good color, virtually identical response to the EOS 10D, lighter overall tone Now trademark Canon CMOS noise free 'silky smooth' images Very low noise levels even at high sensitivities, fully usable...

Opening the CF compartment door shuts camera down, loses any buffered images Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light PowerShot-like sharpening algorithm (same as EOS 10D) could be improved Not a major leap...

As soon as we got our hands on the Nikon D70 it became fairly clear that it was a camera which although priced nearer to the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) could compete with the more expensive EOS 10D. Canon knew this and obviously also knew that they would...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (

Canon EOS 20D Digital Camera


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Lots of features ; Solid construction

Built-in flash is weak

This professional model offers better construction and features than most consumer-level SLRs offer.

Nov, 2004

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Canon EOS 20D review by PC Magazine


Excellent construction and design, fast performance, and great image quality make the Canon EOS 20D the current top gun among digital SLRs under ...

Incredibly clear, detailed images. Excellent color, exposure, and tonality. Intuitive menus and controls. Extensive features. Reasonably priced.

Deserves a kit lens option more befitting to the camera's quality and capabilities. Slightly clipped highlights on auto settings.

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Canon EOS 20D SLR


Continue on to Page Two Canon EOS 20D Specifications Camera Section Type Eye-level single lens reflex (SLR) digital camera, 36-bit full color RGB capture (12bits per channel), one-shot type Lens mount Canon EF mount (full electronic control type)...

Aug, 2004

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Canon EOS 20D


The Canon EOS 20D is, in my opinion, a very nice upgrade from the Canon EOS 10D

Results from the 20D are impressive. All of the "Auto"s are excellent including Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure and as I mentioned already, Auto Focus

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Canon EOS 20D Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


The Canon EOS 20D is the latest in what's become one of the longest and largest lines of digital SLRs. With strong roots in the film world, Canon cameras are a staple at any event where you're likely to see a group of professional photographers...

to see how the EOS 20D's images compare to other cameras you may be considering

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Canon EOS-20D


This review has been completed using a production model EOS-20D. Product shots have been reshot where necessary, and all sample photos are from the production camera

Excellent photo quality, even at high ISOs ; Full manual controls ; Robust performance, especially in terms of continuous shooting ; All the expandability you'd expect from a D-SLR ; Advanced white balance controls ; Excellent battery life ; RAW,...

Images aren't overly sharp at default settings; I'd personally crank it up a notch or two ; AF-assist lamp uses flash, which isn't terribly discreet ; FireWire support would be nice

Trying to find fault with the EOS-20D is a difficult task. In fact, my two or three complaints are mentioned in the previous paragraphs. It's just that good. Now, for some buying advice. If you're stuck between the D70 and 20D, I'd choose the 20D...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (

Canon EOS 20D Review Round-Up


Canon knew that they would have to raise the bar still higher to stay ahead, with the EOS 20D they have certainly done that. That's not to say the EOS 20D is perfect, the camera still shuts down when you open the CF compartment door which can mean...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Richards (

10 Things You Should Know About The Canon EOS 20D


We don't have to tell you that cameras today-digital and film-are as much electronic as optical devices. And as such, they can be loaded up with a dizzying array of chip-based features. These can range from mildly hidden (a menu switch for a mechanical...

Dec, 2008

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