Canon EOS 20D vs Canon EOS 10D

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Canon EOS 20D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 20D

Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 10D

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS 10D over the Canon EOS 20D.

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 10D

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Advantages of the Canon 20D

Color depth
Better color depth
21.9 bits vs 21.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Overall image quality
Better image quality
62.0 vs 57.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
721 ISO vs 571 ISO
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The 20D has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low-noise, high-ISO performance
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
8.2 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size
Smaller
144×106×72 mm vs 150×107×75 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
770 g vs 875 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1.8"
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              118k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10D6.3 MP
              20D8.2 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              3,200 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              10D10.9 EV
              20D11 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              10D21.1 bits
              20D21.9 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              10D3 fps
              20D5 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
              10D0.55x
              20D0.56x
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              10D57.0
              20D62.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              10D571 ISO
              20D721 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 30D

              Canon EOS 30D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,670 with 28-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 body only

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder

              Canon EOS 10D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 10D.

              Canon EOS 20D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 20D.

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