Canon 20D summary
Canon 20D is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally announced on November of 2004. It comes with a 8 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3504 x 2336.
The 20D is positioned #71 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and overall #595 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please look at our Advanced camera search to get camera ratings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a chart of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon 20D family
The Canon 20D comes with a history of related digital cameras. Underneath, you can take a look at all earlier and most recent models alongside main specs.
Canon 20D Gallery
You can check the 20D from various angles in the gallery below.
Canon 20D Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Canon 20D based on things which are oftentimes regarded as necessary in a camera.
Canon 20D Sensor info
The sensor size on the Canon 20D is 22.5mm x 15mm (APS-C). The 338 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3504 x 2336 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The CMOS sensor boasts 8MP and gives a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 3200. RAW photos are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The picture underneath shows the 20D's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The 20D sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is outlined in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Canon 20D dimensions
Canon 20D is 1.70 lb (770g / 27.16 oz) and features outer size of 144mm x 106mm x 72mm (5.7" x 4.2" x 2.8"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 775g and the Canon 20D is similar as compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Canon 20D beside a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show the button design on the 20D.
Canon 20D Lens info
The 20D fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 324 lenses available for sale. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the 20D.
Canon 20D Connectivity
The 20D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and usually change camera settings without connecting physically to the camera.
Many applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI out, it can be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Canon 20D Video info
Canon 20D does not record video. If you are shopping for a camera to take only photos, this is not an issue.
Canon 20D Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Canon 20D so you need to be careful in wet and dusty situations.
Canon 20D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 20D comes with a 1.8 inch fixed display supporting a resolution of 118 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen offers no touch support. The 20D also has a builtin Top display so that you can instantly checkout the camera's settings.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The View Finder specs regarding Canon 20D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.56x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are pretty valuable.
Canon 20D Shutter info
Canon 20D has the ability to shoot continuously at 5.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Canon 20D Flash and Hot shoe info
Canon 20D boasts both built in flash and also external flash support.
Canon 20D Autofocus info
Canon 20D boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system comes with 9 focus points to select from. Canon 20D has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required during low light situations or you require more accurate focus control.
Canon 20D Battery life
The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 has got the best (2260) battery life within this range of cameras.
Here is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Canon 20D for different categories of photography
The following bar chart presents a rundown of the Canon 20D for different categories of photography. To learn more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon 20D
The Canon 20D gets a points tally of 48 which is modest, meaning that it is fairly acceptable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support along with the option to work with off-camera flash.
Canon 20D Street photography highlights
With a average rating of 53, the Canon 20D is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Canon 20D Sports photography factors
A subpar sports photography score of 44 suggests the Canon 20D is not appropriate for shooting sports. A camera really should have great tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 20D Travel photography advice
Portability is super crucial in buying a travel camera. Overall, the Canon 20D gets a average 46 for a travelling camera which makes it fairly acceptable to buy for your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon 20D
When you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will be image quality. The Canon 20D and it's moderate grade of 46 as a landscape camera is fairly appropriate within the current market.
Canon 20D Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging really should come with a articulating screen, mic port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Canon 20D is not appropriate as a vlog camera as it comes to a subpar score of 9.
Canon 20D Alternatives
If you want replacements to the 20D, here is a selection of the highest ranked cameras that fall under the family of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram just below gives you an overview of the 20D vs it's highest ranked competitors listed earlier.
Here are a few more cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.