EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras
Balance. Poise. Precision.
The EOS 20D is the semi-professional digital SLR to deliver all the speed, precision and flexibility synonymous with high-end film SLR cameras - plus a whole lot more.
A rugged magnesium alloy body provides the first clue that the EOS 20D is no ordinary camera. Canon’s award-winning CMOS technology delivers outstanding image quality and 8.2 Megapixel resolution. The DIGIC II architecture drives blistering 5fps continuous shooting with a maximum burst of 23 frame JPEG images, class-leading colour rendition accuracy, quick start-up times and rapid display and zooming of images during in-camera review. JPEG and RAW files write simultaneously with no loss of performance.
9 auto focus points are carefully distributed across a wide area of the frame for fast, accurate focusing, even with off-centre subjects and particularly with ‘rule-of-thirds’ compositions.
The E-TTL distance-linked flash algorithm takes factors such as lens distance information and ambient light readings into account for accurate flash metering, even in circumstances such as recomposed shots, or where high or low reflective objects appear in the frame. The camera is compatible with the entire EX-series Speedlite flash range. This includes the 580EX, which transmits colour temperature information for improved colour stability and auto zooms to match the camera’s APS-C sensor size.
The EOS 20D is compatible with more than 60 Canon EF lenses, including Canon’s EF-S lenses. Built with the EOS 20D photographer in mind, the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM and EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM cover popular wide (approx. 16-35mm) and standard (approx. 27-136mm) ranges in the 35mm equivalent.
An extreme high (3200 ISO) setting extends the camera's wide 100-1600 ISO speed range. Both sRGB and Adobe RGB colour spaces are supported. Digital Photo Professional image processing software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW files.
The EOS 20D’s USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection enables fast download of images to the computer. PictBridge compliant, the camera supports direct printing to any compatible photo printer. It takes both CF and CF-II cards, including cards of over 2GB capacity.
Free membership is included to Canon's online CANON iMAGE GATEWAY*, with 100 Megabytes of free storage space for online album storing and sharing. Users can upload images to the site and direct clients, friends and family to secure online 'albums'.
* not available in all regions.
|Type||22.5 x 15.0mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 8.2M|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 8.5M|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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 |
|AF Point Selection||Automatic selection, Manual selection|
|Selected AF Point Display||Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel|
|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.|
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 95%|
|Dioptre Correction||-3 to +1 dpt|
|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|
|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.|
|Continuous Shooting||5fps (speed maintained for up to 23 JPEG images)¹|
|Image Size||(LF) 3504x2336, (LN) 3504x2336, (MF) 2544x1696, (MN) 2544x1696, (SF) 1728x1152, (SN) 1728x1152, (RAW) 3504x2336|
|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|
|Custom Functions||18 Custom Functions with 50 settings|
|LCD Panel (EL) Illumination||Yes|
|Intelligent Orientation Sensor||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|
|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
|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)|
|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.|