Canon EOS 20D Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 8 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 1" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 144 x 106 x 72 mm, 770g.
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  • Replaced: EOS 10D
  • Replaced by: EOS 30D

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Canon EOS 20D Overview


First introduced in November, 2004, Canon EOS 20D is a 8 MP DSLR with a APS-C (22.5 x 15 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 10D with EOS 20D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 20D with Canon 10D

Canon replaced EOS 20D with Canon 30D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 20D with Canon 30D


Canon 20D comes with a 22.5 x 15 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 27.04 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS 20D

Sensor resolution of Canon 20D ~ 3464 x 2309 pixels.

Canon 20D has Crop Factor: 1.6

The sensor has a surface area of 337.5 mm².

There are approximate 7,998,376 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 20D Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 90D Canon 90D 2019 33MP 100 - 25600 701g 141 x 105 x 77mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 2016 24MP 100 - 16000 730g 139 x 105 x 79mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 2013 20MP 100 - 12800 755g 139 x 104 x 79mm
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 2010 18MP 100 - 6400 755g 145 x 106 x 79mm
Canon EOS 50D Canon 50D 2008 15MP 100 - 3200 822g 146 x 108 x 74mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 20D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 20D with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
RAW Support
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
2 AE Bracketing Range
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
No Manual Exposure Mode
Small LCD Screen: 1"
Weight: 770g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 8 MP
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 118k dots
Type Scores

Canon EOS 20D has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #162 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #596 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 20D Scores
Imaging score
47
Features score
37
Value for money score
60
Portability score
72
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 20D


Canon EOS 20D weighs 770g and has external dimensions of 144 x 106 x 72mm (5.67 x 4.17 x 2.83"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 20D is 13 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 20D
770g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 20D
72mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 20D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 20D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 20D Dimensions EOS 20D
Canon EOS 30D Canon 30D 784 g 770 g 144 x 106 x 74 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 770 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 770 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 10D Canon 10D 875 g 770 g 150 x 107 x 75 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 40D Canon 40D 822 g 770 g 146 x 108 x 74 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 350D Canon 350D 540 g 770 g 127 x 94 x 64 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 400D Canon 400D 556 g 770 g 127 x 94 x 65 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 755 g 770 g 145 x 106 x 79 mm 144 x 106 x 72 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 20D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 20D
Announced November, 2004
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 321
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 1"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 118k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.56
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.5 x 15 mm
Sensor Area 337.5 mm²
Sensor Resolution 8 MP
Max Image Resolution 3504 x 2336
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 770 g
Physical Dimensions 144 x 106 x 72 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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