Canon EOS 20D


The Canon EOS 20D was an 8.2-megapixel DSLR, announced on 19 August 2004 as a new semi-professional camera. It replaced the EOS 10D, and was subsequently replaced itself by the EOS 30D  two years later. Original Specifications of the EOS 20D DSLR as listed on the Canon website:

Type 22.5 x 15.0mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 8.2M
Total Pixels Approx. 8.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted
Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System / Points 9-point AF
AF Working Range EV -0.5-18 (at 20°C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus One Shot AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Yes
Manual Focus Selected on lens
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC (1) 35 Point Evaluative (linked to all AF points) (2) Partial metering at centre (approx. 9% of viewfinder) (3) Centre weighted
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: Operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: Works independently at all times, Works in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* AUTO(100,200,400), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, Expanded to 3200
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec, Bulb.
Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
WB Bracketing +/-3 stops in full stop increments 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Type Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.
Viewfinder Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification 0.9x¹
Eyepoint 20mm
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information AF Points, AE/FE lock, AEB, shutter speed, aperture, exposure level/compensation, Max. burst, AF/ MF focus confirmation, CF warning
Depth of Field Preview Yes
Monitor 1.8″ TFT, approx. 118,000 pixel
Coverage Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Adjustable to one of five levels
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe / PC Terminal Yes / Yes
X-sync 1/250sec
Red-eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range Coverage upto 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, metres) 13
External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Modes Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Photo Effects Monochrome mode (selected from the Shooting menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive Modes Single/Continuous
Continuous Shooting 5fps (speed maintained for up to 23 JPEG images)¹
Image Size (LF) 3504×2336, (LN) 3504×2336, (MF) 2544×1696, (MN) 2544×1696, (SF) 1728×1152, (SN) 1728×1152, (RAW) 3504×2336
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW
Still Image Type JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant)/Design rule for Camera File system, RAW & JPEG simultaneous recording, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering (2) Auto reset
Processing Parameters Standard Parameters Plus up to three custom processing parameters can be set.
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Custom Functions 18 Custom Functions with 50 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination Yes
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Yes
Playback Zoom 2x – 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2) Single image (3) 9 image index
Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase Single image, All
Self Timer Approx. 10 sec.
Menu Categories (1) Shooting Menu (2) Playback menu (3) Setup menu
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.
Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)¹
PC Macintosh Windows 98 (including SE)/2000/Me/XP
Browsing & Printing EOS Viewer Utility
Other PhotoStitch
Drivers TWAIN (Windows 98 / 2000), WIA (Windows Me)
Image Manipulation Photoshop Elements v2
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied)
Battery Life Approx. 1000 (at 20°C) Approx. 750 (at 0°C)¹
Battery Check Automatic
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
AC Power Supply Optional, Power adapter ACK-E2
Case Semi-Hard case EH17-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR‑14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E2
Remote Controller / Switch Remote control with N3 type contact
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CR-560, BP-511
Body Materials Magnesium Alloy/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions 144 x 105.5 x 71.5mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 685g
Magnification ¹ With 50mm lens at infinity, -1 dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Depending on memory card speed / capacity
Type ¹ Largest memory card capacity supported 8GB
Battery Life ¹ Tested to CIPA standards with battery pack BP-511A and Canon branded CF card.

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