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Studio scene comparison

Canon EOS 20D vs. Canon EOS 10D

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position within minutes of each other. Lighting: 2 x 800W studio lights with dichroic daylight filters bounced off a white ceiling reflector. Crops magnified 200%. Ambient temperature was approximately 24°C (~75°F). Camera settings:

  • Canon EOS 20D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4, Aperture Priority (F9),
    ISO 100, JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Parameter 2 (neutral), Self-Timer
     
  • Canon EOS 10D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4, Aperture Priority (F9),
    ISO 100, JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Standard Params (neutral), Self-Timer
Canon EOS 20D
Canon EOS 10D
ISO 100, 1 sec, F9
ISO 100, 1 sec, F9
2,859 KB JPEG (3504 x 2336)
2,146 KB JPEG (3072 x 2048)

As with our outdoor comparison the EOS 20D image has the same color response, a slightly lighter tonal response and the same sharpness. You can see the extra detail that those two million extra pixels provide but again it's not a significant leap forward in resolution for anyone who currently owns a six megapixel digital SLR.

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BobFoster

The main thing I want from camera performance is to not notice it, and the Canon EOS 20D passed that test. It shot when I wanted to shoot, focused when I wanted something sharp, and let me look through images quickly when it was time for a break. With the 20D, I never had to waste time and miss shots waiting for the camera.

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