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Old Dec 22, 2005, 10:19 PM   #1
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I just wanted to put up a little info for current 10D owners who might be considering upgrading to the 20D. This opinion is based on using the 10D for portrait and general use.

If you do mostly portrait, some wildlife and not much sports then you are fine with the 10D. Difference in image quality between the two is not even a deciding factor as the appear identical at ISO 100-400. When you reach 800 and above the 20 does handle noise better but not drastically. The start up time, write time and burst are much faster on the 20D but again not a real concern for portrait or general use.

I just got out of the portrait business so I sold my 10D and got a 20D. Since photography will now be a hobby I knew I would be shooting more action photography so I wanted that faster burst and write times.

Another thing I have not adjusted to is the 20Ds feel. Compared to the 10D it has somewhat of a cheaper feel. The 10D is thicker and feels more rugged. Not to say the 20D is cheap, its just the impression you feel after using the 10D for so long.

Bottom Line if you are a 10D owner.
Portrait and general use.. stick with 10D
Sports .. 20D
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 7:11 AM   #2
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How about responsiveness? Shutter lag, shot to shot time, startup?
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 7:44 AM   #3
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How about responsiveness? Shutter lag, shot to shot time, startup?
You tell me (all shot with 10D):
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=11
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Old Dec 23, 2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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How about responsiveness? Shutter lag, shot to shot time, startup?
Mentioned startup, burst and write already. Shutter Lag is a difference of 25 milliseconds. Again not a concern with portrait or general use and really not a concern oveall.

Point is the only reason to upgrade if you already have a 10D would be if you needed the speed. The only real image quality difference is in noise levels and thats after you hit ISO 800 and above. Even then the difference is not great.
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