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Canon EOS 20D

20d
Review Date: Dec 28, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1.50 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: 8.3 megapixels, 5fps, instant startup, build quality, brighter viewfinder in comparison to 10D, fast autofocus, battery life. Good value for money.
Cons:
Loud Shutter, lack of monitor protection, no spot metering, and the most important: poor quality noise in blue and red channels.

It was really dissapointing to find that 20d pictures are not as good as Nikon D100 images (despites the resolution).
Even at ISO 100 you can see the difference. Visualize blue or red channel and youŽll find that in dark areas the noise does not appear uniformly. Instead you can see horizontal lines and concentration of dots.
I mostly work in landscape and outdoor photography, and this effect results in unrealistic tones of the sky.
In all the other things, the 20D is the best camera in the market for its price.