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EOS 20Da

Support DSLR




Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash

Recording Media

Type I and II CF card

Image Format

22.5mm x 15.0mm

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF and EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx.1.6 times the marked focal length.)

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate CMOS sensor


Approx. 8.25 megapixels (3520x2344)

Total Pixels

Approx. 8.50 megapixels (3600x2360)

Aspect Ratio


Color Filter System

RGB primary color filter

Low Pass Filter

Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable

Recording System

Recording Format

JPEG (except when Adobe RGB is set) supporting Design rule for Camera File system and RAW

Image Format

JPEG and RAW (12-bit)

File Size

(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.6 MB (3504x2336 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 1.8 MB (3504x2336 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.2 MB (2544x1696 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.1 MB (2544x1696 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.2 MB (1752x1168 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.6 MB (1752x1168 pixels
(7) RAW (3504x2336 pixels): 8.7MB RAW + Small/Normal: Approx. 9.3 MB RAW + Small/Fine: Approx. 9.9 MB RAW + Medium/Normal: Approx. 9.8 MB RAW + Medium/Fine: Approx. 10.9 MB RAW + Large/Normal: Approx. 10.5 MB RAW + Large/Fine: Approx. 12.3 MB * Exact file sizes depend on the subject and ISO speed.

File Numbering

Consecutive numbering, auto reset

Color Space

sRGB, Adobe RGB
Two sets of standard parameters plus up to three sets of custom processing parameters (4 items with 5 settings each) as well as monochrome photography with custom parameters can be set.

White Balance


Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Manual Color Temperature Setting and Custom

Auto White Balance

Via image sensor data

Color Temperature Compensation

+/- 9 steps in 1-step increments



Eye-level pentaprism


Approx. 95% vertically and horizontally (Coverage against JPEG Large)


0.9x (-1 dpt. with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eye Point


Dioptric Adjustment Correction

-3.0 - +1.0 dpt.

Focusing Screen

Fixed, Precision Matte screen


Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60. No mirror cut-off with lenses up to EF 600mm f/4)

Viewfinder Information

AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining.

Depth Of Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button



TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS Sensor (TTL Cross Type secondary image registration)

AF Points


AF Working Range

EV 0.5-18 (at 20° C, ISO 100)

Focusing Modes

One-Shot AF, Predictive Al Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focus (MF)

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection

Active AF Point Indicator

Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel

AF Assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash

Effective Range

Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5 ft. off-center

Exposure Control

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (at 20° C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

ISO Speed Range

Basic Zone modes: Automatic

Exposure Compensation

AEB: +/-2 stops in 1/2- or 1/3 stop increments

AE Lock

Auto: Applied when focus is achieved in the One Shot AF mode with evaluative metering. Manual: Applied with AE lock button


Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled 1/8000 - 30 sec. (1/2- or 1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10 sec. delay N3-type remote control


Vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

Shutter Speeds

1/8000 - 30 sec. (1/2- or 1/3-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Shutter Release

Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self Timer

10 sec. delay

Remote Control

N3-type remote control

Built in Flash


Auto pop-up E-TTL II autoflash (retractable)

Guide Number

13 (ISO 100m), 43 (ISO 100 ft.)

Recycling Time

Approx. 3 sec.

Flash Ready Indicator

Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder

Flash Coverage

17mm lens angle covered

Flash Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/2- and 1/3 stop increments

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite

E-TTL II autoflash set with EX-series Speedlites

PC Terminal


Drive System

Drive Modes

Single frame, Continuous, Self-timer

Continuous Shooting Speed

Approx. 5 fps (at 1/250 sec. or faster speeds)

Maximum Burst

23 shots (Large/Fine JPEG) or 6 shots (RAW or RAW+JPEG)

LCD Monitor


TFT color liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

1.8 in.


Approx. 118,000 pixels


Approx. 100% for JPEG images

Brightness Control

5 levels


Display Format

Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom, Auto play, Auto play right after shooting

Highlight Alert

In the single image and single image (Info) modes, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink

Image Protection and Erase


Single images can be protected or unprotected


Menu Categories

Shooting menu: Red
Playback menu: Blue
Setup menu: Yellow

LCD Monitor Language

12 languages provided (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese)

Firmware Update

Update possible by the user

Power Source


One Battery Pack BP-511A/BP-511/BP-512/BP-514AC power can be supplied via the optional DC coupler.

Battery Life

At 68° F / 20° C: 650 (No Flash), 500 (50% Flash Use), At 32° F / 0° C: 500 (No Flash), 400 (50% Flash Use). These figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A/BP-511/BP-512/BP-514 is used.

Battery Check


Power Saving

Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.7 x 4.2 x 2.8 in. / 144 x 105.5 x 71.5mm


24.2 oz / 685 g (body only)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range

32 - 104° F / 0 - 40° C

Working Humidity Range

85% or lower

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