Canon EOS 20D

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Canon EOS 20D

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Canon EOS 10D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 20D

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 10D

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon 10D

Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Canon 10D vs the Canon 20D.
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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
True resolution Higher true resolution 8.2 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Size Slightly smaller 144x106x72 mm vs 150x107x75 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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recommendations

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 Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
Pentaprism
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen size Very small screens Help
1.8"
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
10D:6.3 MP
20D:8.2 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
118k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
3,200 ISO
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
10D:10.9 EV
20D:11 EV
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
10D:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
20D:APS-C 22.5x15.0mm
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Color depth Poor color depth Help
10D:21.1 bits
20D:21.9 bits
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
10D:3 fps
20D:5 fps
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
10D:57.0
20D:62.0
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
10D:0.55x
20D:0.56x
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
10D:571 ISO
20D:721 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$873 body only

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
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 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $871 body only

$450 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$276 - $290 body only

$350 - $379 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
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
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

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 EOS 10D Competitors

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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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