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Canon EOS 5D

Review Date: Nov 30, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Full frame, decent quality feel for price, Ease of use, colour/contrast is very very good.
No weather seal. Is it reliable !!!!!!!

As the 20D is less than half the price you do not get twice the quality. The functionality is basically the same as the 20D.

I tested it against my 20D and I am not doing cartwheels from the quality improvements of the 5D. However, welcome back full frame.
The biggest improvement I seen was in the colour/contrast of the images against the 20D.

I plan to get more involved in Wedding photography next year so that is why I splashed the cash. If you are a general hobbyist and not planning to get return on your investment I would stick with the 20D.

I hope this camera is reliable....... unlike my 20D !!!!

Canon EOS 20D

Review Date: Oct 24, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 6 

Pros: Functions & build quality for the price. Good picture quaity.
Reliability & Canon Service.

When I first got my first 20d the camera was excellent. Then it developed a fault. Very disappointing as I did not use the camera that much. It got sent back to Canon, 8 weeks later still not received. Canon said it could take another 4-6 weeks. The company in the UK where I purchased it from exchanged it for a new one when they did not have to.

Had the new one several months now and it has developed another fault (very high noise on large Raw & Japeg files). It is now going back to Canon.

I am not a pro user so do not use it much. If I was a pro I would not trust this camera.

On the bright side when it is working it is an excellent buy with very good image quality.