As well as being compared against other entry-level DSLRs, the Canon EOS 20D is also often compared to pro DSLRs, boutiques and digicams. The Canon EOS 20D's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the EOS Digital Rebel XSi) and Nikon (such as the D3200 and the Coolpix 5400)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3i and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and 20D

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
7 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3200 and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
11 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 20D

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
6 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and 20D

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
8 years newer
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 70D and 20D

  • None found

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
3 years newer
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300 and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
4 years newer
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 50D and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
3 years newer
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 40D and 20D

  • None found

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
5 years newer
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7D and 20D

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
10 years newer
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the 20D)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and 20D

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 20D compared to boutique competitors include: it has interchangeable lenses, has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (118k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (8.2 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 8 fps).

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the 20D)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the 20D)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and 20D

  • Built-in flashes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 20D compared to digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (8.2 MP vs 3.1 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), is newer (august 2004 vs february 2003), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs none).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly heavier (770 g vs 400 g) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon Coolpix 5400

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the 5400 (vs the 20D)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly lighter: 400 g vs 770 g

Significant disadvantages of the 5400 (vs the 20D)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the 5400 and 20D

  • Support external flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentaprism
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Sony Mavica CD350

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the CD350 (vs the 20D)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the CD350 (vs the 20D)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Built-in lens only
  • Lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 8.2 MP

common strengths of the CD350 and 20D

  • None found