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Canon EOS 20D

Type Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium: Type I and II CF card
Image Size: 22.5 x 15.0mm
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses including EF-S Lens. (Focal length conversion factor: Equivalent to approx.
1.6x indicated focal length compared to 35mm format.)
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 8.25 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 8.5 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 2:3 (Vertical:Horizontal)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filter
Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the image sensor
File Format: Design rule for Camera File system 2.0 (JPEG) and RAW. Exif 2.21 compliant.
Image Format: JPEG and RAW (12-bit)
File Size* (on CF Card): JPEG: (1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.6MB (3504 x 2336), (2) Large/Normal: Approx.1.8MB (3504 x 2336), (3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.2MB (2544 x 1696), (4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.1MB (2544 x 1696), (5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2MB (1752 x 1168), (6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6MB (1752 x 1168); (7) RAW: Approx. 8.7MB (3504 x 2336), (8) RAW + Small/Normal: Approx. 9.3MB, (9) RAW + Small/Fine: Approx. 9.9MB, (10) RAW + Medium/Normal: Approx. 9.8MB, (11) RAW + Medium/Fine: Approx. 10.9MB, (12) RAW + Large/Normal: Approx. 10.5MB, (13) RAW + Large/Fine: Approx. 12.3MB
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.
Folder Setting: Automatic
File Numbering: (1) Continuous numbering, (2) Auto reset
Processing Parameters: Parameters 1, 2; Set 1 to 3, monochrome
Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed
Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual Color Temperature Settings and
Auto White Balance: Via image sensor data
White Balance Compensation: +/- 9 steps in 1-step increments
White Balance Bracketing:
+/-3 steps in whole-stop increments
Type: Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentaprism)
Coverage: Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (Coverage against JPEG Large)
Magnification: 0.9x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 20mm
Built-in Dioptric Correction: -3.0 – +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen: Fixed, Precision Matte Screen
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60. No mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)
Viewfinder Information: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual
exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining
Depth-of-field: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter: None
Type: TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor (TTL Cross-Type secondary image registration)
AF Points: 9
AF Working Range: EV -0.5–18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing Modes: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (Automatically selects One-Shot AF or AI Servo AF),
Manual Focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel.
AF-assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash, effective range: approx. 13.1 ft./4m at center, approximately
11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery
Metering Modes: Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC. (1) Evaluative metering, (2) Partial metering at
center (approx. 9% of viewfinder), (3) Centerweighted average metering (in manual exposure mode)
Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 20°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Automatic Depth-offield
AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, and Flash OFF), E-TTL II Autoflash Program AE, and Manual.
ISO Speed Range: Equivalent to ISO 100-1600
Exposure Compensation: Up to +/-2 stops in 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments (1) AEB (Auto exposure bracketing).
(2) Manual exposure compensation.
AE Lock (Auto): Auto: Operates in One-Shot AF mode evaluative metering when focus is achieved.
Manual: Enabled with AE lock button. No AE lock in Basic Zone modes.
Type: Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Noise Reduction: Settable with C.Fn-02 (Noise reduction for long exposures)
Self-timer: 10-sec. delay.
Remote Control: Remote Control with Remote Switch RS-80N3, Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 or Wireless
Controller LC-4.
Built-in Flash: Type: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism. Guide No: 13/43 (at ISO 100 in
meters/feet), Recycling time: Approx. 3 sec., Flash ready indicator: Flash-ready icon lights on in viewfinder.
Flash Coverage: Up to 18mm focal length (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm format)
EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlite. PC Terminal provided.
Drive Modes: Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting Speed: Approx. 5 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster for all recording qualities)
Max. Burst During Continuous Shooting: 23 shots (JPEG Large/Fine)/6 shots (RAW)
Type: TFT color LCD monitor
Monitor Size: 1.8 inches
Pixels: Approx. 118,000 pixels (displayed pixels)
Coverage: Approx. 100% (for JPEG images)
Brightness Adjustment: 5-levels (settable with menu's “LCD brightness”)
Image Display Format: (1) Single image, (2) Single image with information, (3) 9-image index, (4) Enlarged, (5) Auto play
Highlight Alert: In the single image with information display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink.
Protection: A single image can be protected or unprotected
Erase: A single image or all images stored in a CompactFlash card can be erased if they are unprotected.
Menu Categories: (1) Shooting Menus [8], (2) Playback Menus [4], (3) Setup Menus [14]
LCD Monitor Language: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Chinese (simplified), and Japanese.
Firmware Update: Enabled by the user
Battery: One Battery Pack BP-511A/511/512/514 (lithium-ion rechargeable battery)
Number of Shots:
Configuration No Flash Used 50% with Flash
Body Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 100 frames 700 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°C) 750 frames 550 frames
(BP-511 x 2)
Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 2000 frames 1400 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°C) 1500 frames 1100 frames
(Size-AA Alkaline x 6)
Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 80 frames 60 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°C) 0 frames 0 frames
(Size-AA NiMH x 6)
Normal temp (68°F/20°C) 250 frames 120 frames
Low temp (32°F/0°C) 120 frames 40 frames
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 in./144 x 105.5 x 71.5mm
Weight: 24.2 oz./685g
WORKING CONDITIONS Working Temperature Range: 0–40°F / 32–104°C
Working Humidity: 85% or less

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