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Canon Digital SLR Camera EOS 20D 8.2 MP Body Only

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The high performance digital SLR for creative photographers
An 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC II Imaging Engine combine to deliver images with low noise and high colour accuracy. The EOS 20D offers high speed 9-point AF, 5 fps continuous shooting, complete exposure control and compatibility with EF lenses in a super tough and light weight magnesium alloy body.


* 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DiG!C II Imaging Engine for low noise and natural colour
* High speed 9-point wide-area AF and 5 fps continuous shooting for up to 23 frames in a burst
* Super tough and light weight magnesium alloy body providing exceptional durability
* Compatible with the range of over 50 Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites

High Performance Design:

- Canon developed high resolution 8.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with 1.6x lens conversion ratio
- DIGIC II Imaging Engine offering high speed and low power use with accurate colour and white balance
- High speed continuous shooting at 5 frames per second for up to 23 frames in a burst
- Super tough and light weight magnesium alloy body providing exceptional strength and durability

Complete Creative Control:

- 12 Shooting Modes including 7 automatic modes and 5 creative modes for advanced users
- 35-zone metering with multiple options including Evaluative, Partial and Centre-weighted Average
- Selectable sensitivity between ISO 100 to ISO 1600, ISO 3200 also selectable by Custom Function
- Complete White Balance control including Automatic, 6 Presets, Custom, Colour Temperature, +/- 9 steps of White Balance Correction and +/- 3 steps of White Balance Bracketing
- Selectable colour space options of sRGB or Adobe RGB plus 2 preset and 3 user selectable sets of in-camera processing parameters also including monochrome mode with filter and toning effects

Advanced features:

- 9-point wide area AF with superimposed AF points and choice of One-Shot, AI Servo and AI Focus
- High speed shutter with 1/8000 sec shutter speed and 1/250 sec flash synchronisation
- Critically accurate E-TTL II flash metering with lens distance information for exposure consistency
- 18 Custom Functions with 50 settings allowing customisation of operation to suit shooting style
- Direct Print function allowing fast printing and proofing directly with PictBridge compatible printers
- USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface enabling high speed image transfer


Image sensor:
8.25 Effective Megapixel CMOS sensor; 22.5 x 15.0mm effective size

Number of recording pixels:
Large / Fine: 3504 x 2336 pixels (approx. 8.2 Megapixels)
Medium / Fine: 2544 x 1696 pixels (approx. 4.3 Megapixels)
Small / Fine: 1752 x 1168 pixels (approx. 2.05 Megapixels)
RAW: 3504 x 2336 pixels (approx. 8.2 Megapixels)

Sensitivity (equ. film speed):
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (selectable via Custom Function)

Image data storage:
Compact FlashT (CF) card Type I or Type II standard; 1 slot

Image compression:
Still image: JPEG or RAW - simultaneous recording possible

Image compression level:
Raw / Fine / Normal

Canon EF and EF-S series, effective focal length 1.6x

Shutter type:
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal plane shutter with electronic control

Shutter speed:
1/8,000 sec. - 30 sec., Bulb; maximum flash sync at 1/250 sec.

Focusing method:
TTL-CT-SIR type. Wide area AF with 9 selectable focussing points.

Focusing modes:
Autofocus (One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, One-Shot /Predictive AI Servo AF switching) and Manual Focussing

Light metering method:
Evaluative, Partial at centre, Center-weighted average metering

Metering range:

White balance control:
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom and Colour Temperature

Shooting modes:
Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (6), Manual, E-TTL autoflash Program AE

Continuous shooting speed:
5 frames per sec for up to 22 in a single burst

Self timer:
Yes - 10 seconds

Flash (built-in):
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism with serial control, E-TTL II autoflash

Flash guide number (built-in):
13 at 100 ISO (m)

Flash (external):
Hot-shoe: X-sync contacts, with EX-series Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash

Optical viewfinder:
SLR-Type eye-level viewfinder with fixed pentamirror

Viewfinder adjustment:
-3 to +1 dpt

Viewfinder coverage:

Monitor type:
1.8" TFT colour, liquid crystal monitor - 118,000 pixels

File format:
Complies to Design rule for Camera File standards

Digital Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Output Terminal: NTSC / PAL
Remote Control Terminal: N3-type
PC Terminal

Direct printing:
Camera, compatible printer, dedicated cable

Power source:
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: BP-511), AC adapter (type: ACK-E2)

Operating environment:
Temperature: 0° - 40° C; Humidity: 85% or lower

Dimensions (W x H x D):
144 x 105.5 x 71.5mm

Approx. 685gms

Operating platforms:
Compatibility: Please see user manual for functionality with earlier versions of Windows and Mac Operating Systems
PC: Windows 98 (including SE), 2000, ME, XP
MAC: Mac OS from 9.0 to 9.2, Mac OS X 10.1 to 10.3

Release date Australia
August 26th, 2005
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