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Canon EOS 20D

20d
Review Date: Oct 6, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,499.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great handling, very good battery life, high iso with no noise.
Cons:
Don't care for the "joystick".

I have not seen enough talk about how much better the new flash system is. The flash pictures I have taken are the very best I have ever made. I have even used the built in flash on pictures taken with the 100mm macro at closest focus and they are fantastic. I guess I'll have to sell the Canon 550ex flash that I just bought 3 months ago to get the 580 for wedding photos. Technology is great but sometimes frustrating to keep up with. Also the Digital Photo Professional software included is great. Pictures opened in that software and then exported into Photoshop CS are absolutely the most brilliant in color and sharpness that I have ever worked with. Very little if any sharpening and no increase in saturation is needed (this applies to raw pictures from my 10d also). Before, with the raw pictures I opened in Photoshop directly, they were a little dull and not as sharp as they are when opened in Digital Photo Professional and then exported into Photoshop and this software makes that very easy. For "snapshots" at 4X6, you can print directly in Canon's Easy Photo Print directly from Digital Photo Professional for surprisingly good prints. Going to Nascar this weekend and am looking forward to using the faster burst capture than what I am used to with the 10d. I did the firmware upgrade with absolutely no problems. I am very, very pleased with this camera so far.