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Canon EOS 20D

Review Date: Jan 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: photo quality - ease of use (user friendlyness) - it's a Canon (EF lenses fit, great support, good additions available) - very informative display (histogram) - battery power (even in extremely cold conditions)
only built for RIGHT HANDED people with the right eye dominating - a real point metering is missing - a light correction wider than +/-3 would be welcome - weather proof would be a real plus

I bought this camera in the second quarter of 2005, and have almost 10'000 pictures now. It's a great camera and I love it.

My work is on my private site to underline this

Working conditions were sometimes hard:
- on sea during storms up to 10Bft (this is not only windy but also wet)
- in the Polish winter last year with temperatures down to -35C
- slight rainfall
- dusty offroad
But the camera never failed to satisfy!

That's the bottom line (very positive), however the major negative fact is that it is totally built for right handed people, but that is the same for soooo many things in this world. And I'm afraid that that discrimination will not soon stop, we just have to live with it: I mean that that holds for ALL cameras.

So, I'm very positive, butI'm considering an upgrade because of the following reasons:
- a real point metering is missing
- weather proof would be a real plus

to a lesser extend:
- a light correction wider than +/-3 would be welcome
- full frame would be preferable (as I like much landscape photography)
- auto sensor cleaning

All in all I would probably buy a 5D now (and if I would have the cash a Ds mark II), but the 20D is certainly very good value for money and I really reccomend it.

What I also would appreciate is Image Stabilizer in the camera (and not in all the different lenses) ... or even better an IS function in the camera that collaborates with that of the lens Wink
Or do I ask too much here?

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