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Old Nov 10, 2004, 9:40 AM   #1
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I recently bought the 20d and 1st start up I noticed the date and time

was already set (time was off by 2 hours). Anyone else notice this, thinking

maybe I got a used camrera. Picture count stated at 0001.

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Old Nov 10, 2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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"Used" probably not, given that there is such a demand for this new model. However, did you buy it mail order or in a shop? If the latter it could have been a salesperson having a play - we all like to look at the latest toy. But I have never seena new camera with the date already set in all my years, I must admit.
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Old Nov 17, 2004, 8:34 AM   #3
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I'll have to say "ditto" on the previous comment - usually when you start a brand new camera up for the first time after fully charging the battery, it will go to a setup screen that asks you to set the time/date, etc. I'm also not aware of any camera that is preset by the mfg.

Picture count looks ok though. If this were in a store maybe they took it out to show a customer or as was said, an employee played with it. If it's that big of a concern to you, take it back for a swap. If it was an online purchase the trouble of shipping it back to get another might be more trouble than it's worth.


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Old Nov 17, 2004, 8:53 AM   #4
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Part of the final check for the camera is to fire it up and input certain data. It could be the local time zonewhere the camera was assembled/tested.

Your photo count is "right on". Each folder holds 100 photos, then it rolls over to the next sequential number.

I haven't even heard of a "used" 20D yet.

Plan on keeping mine for a LONG while so it will REALLY be used (2000+) at this writing

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