Canon EOS 20D

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The Canon EOS 20D is a digital SLR camera. It was released in 2004. In 2005, variation of the 20D was also available for astronomical photography called Canon EOS 20Da

It succeeded over the EOS 10D released a year earlier. To compare, it has an 8.2-megapixel sensor to the 10D's 6.3-megapixel. With a faster shutter of 1/8000 vs 1/4000, along with 5fps vs 3fps of the predecessor. Flash sync has also been increased slightly to 1/250. The body uses a EF-S lens mount system. This reduces the size of the mirror along with the rest of the body. Power on time has also been improved, able to power up in under half a second. The back features a 1.8" TFT color LCD screen. Introduced in the model is a 9 point auto focus system. Along with JPEG, it is capable of capturing in RAW and RAW + JPEG. The image processor has been changed to the DIGIC II previously available on the EOS-1D Mark II. The i/o ports have been updated to support USB 2 along with Pictbridge printing support. Images are captured on CompactFlash Type I or II media.

. It was succeeded by the EOS 30D in August of 2006.


  • Firmware Update v2.0.0 This firmware update incorporates support for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E1.
  • Firmware Update v1.1.0 This update adds three new languages to the camera menus: traditional Chinese, Korean and Russian. The new firmware also fixes the problem of horizontal line noise in images shot at high ISO settings while using the built-in flash.
  • Firmware Update v1.0.5 This update fixes the lock-up problem that some users were experiencing. Note that this update also addresses the bug which caused Update v1.0.4 to kill some cameras.


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  • Canon 20D CSPro - A new plugin by that offers advanced sharpending techniques.

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Canon Digital SLR Cameras
Full Frame Professional: EOS-1D X | EOS-1Ds Mark III | EOS-1Ds Mark II | EOS-1Ds
APS-H Professional: EOS-1D Mark IV | EOS-1D C | EOS-1D Mark III
EOS-1D Mark II N | EOS-1D Mark II | EOS-1D
Full Frame Pro-sumer: EOS 5D Mark IV | EOS 5Ds | EOS 5Ds R
EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 5D Mark II | EOS 5D
Pro-sumer: EOS 80D | EOS 77D | EOS 70D | EOS 60D | EOS 50D | EOS 40D
EOS 30D | EOS 20D | EOS 10D | EOS 6D | EOS 6D Mark II
EOS 7D Mark II | EOS 7D | EOS D60 | EOS D30
Consumer: EOS 2000D | EOS 1200D | EOS 1300D | EOS 1100D | EOS 1000D
EOS 800D | EOS 760D | EOS 750D | EOS 700D | EOS 650D
EOS 600D | EOS 550D | EOS 500D | EOS 450D | EOS 400D
EOS 350D | EOS 300D | EOS 200D | EOS 100D
Astrophotography: EOS 60Da | EOS 20Da