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Canon EOS 20Da
Canon EOS 20Da

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Canon EOS 20Da

Editor's Review

Canon blasts their popular 20D into the stratosphere with the 20Da, a specialized model designed for astrophotography. The Canon EOS 20Da retains the strengths of the powerhouse 20D while adding a number of advanced features. A low pass filter delivers sharper and higher contrast images of distant celestial phenomena, and the 1.8" LCD makes targeting and focusing a breeze.


  • 8.2 megapixels (effective)
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and RAW file format
  • ISO range 100 to 3200
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • 1.8" LCD
  • Accepts interchangeable Canon EF lenses -- lens not included
  • Release Date: Jun 27, 2005

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Canon EOS 20Da Reviews

Canon EOS 20Da Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 5.0 out of 5
one word WOW (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have never took a photo course in my life,in fact I did not even know what EOS meant and I am taking breath taking photos with the 20da.The camera is so easy to use it will make a pro out of anyone.I have submitted my astro photos to the rasc and will be recieving an award in the new year.Thank you canon for such a wonderful camera and all you have done for this hobby.

  • 4.0 out of 5
close to perfect (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

As a professional photographer I have been using many Canons (maybe more than 9), used them for some years and bought the next newer model. I will also sell my 20D because I want the 5D. But for no other reason that I like the full size chip. It's more than double the price but for me it will be worth it. The 20D did a great job, made flawless pictures and was very fast. I had the additional battery pack so never experienced even the closest moment for low battery signal. I love it! If there is one minor to be mentioned it might be the focussing screen; it should be a bit more clear for working in darker circumstances. The change to the 5D was more a mathematical easy choice; to get the max out of my Canon L-lens series, I need the larger full size chip. The price differenc between the 2 body's (20D and 5D) is compensated with the fact I now don't need to buy the new 10-22mm wide angle lens, designed for the smaller chip. And it better matches with my EOS-1 V, the most perfect 35mm available!

  • 5.0 out of 5
Flawless (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

An interesting approach to a brand just because you've purchased one (I wonder from where) that's somehow broken. I've used many cameras and personally considering the models in the last 10 years, Canons rules! Every model, in its range, superior to it's rivals. Especially the DSLRs... For pros, I'd rather recommend 1 or 5 series...

  • 5.0 out of 5
This Camera Rocks (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

We should judge the individual model not the brand. I also shot professionally and have used Nikon my entire life. As for this camera this one was made specifically for Astronomical purposes and I have used it several times and found it to be excellent. For my purposes I would not use another camera. As for the other reviewer — a lemon can occur with any brand.

  • 1.0 out of 5
Eos 20 DA (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I've had nothing but trouble with Canon's. I shoot professionally and do not recommend this brand to anyone. My camera in one year failed three times and had to go into repair costing me an entire shoot and rental fees to keep shooting. I had a back up and it failed too. These camera's suck!