|Canon honoured with a DIWA GOLD Award for EOS 20D|
Dennis Hissink : November 12th 2004 - 15:00 CET
DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today has the pleasure of announcing that a DIWA Gold Award is granted to the Canon EOS 20D digital SLR for its outstanding image quality and excellent performance. The semi-professional EOS 20D provides the end-user with first class professional quality images from an 8.2 Megapixel low-noise CMOS image sensor. The built-in DIGIC II architecture delivers 5fps continuous shooting with a maximum burst of 23 frame JPEG images, bringing the camera on a par with comparable analogue SLRs. Furthermore, the EOS 20D is honoured for its lifelike colour rendition, instant start-up, rapid image display and simultaneous storing of JPEG and RAW files. |
All-in-all, the EOS 20D proves to be an excellent choice for the semi-professional photographer. |
In addition to its professional image quality and high performance functions, the EOS 20D also features a new 9-point, high sensitive AF system, full EF and EF-S lens compatibility, an advanced E-TTL II flash system, and a wide range of settings for individual preferences. Despite its professional touch, the EOS 20D is also suitable for ambitious amateurs who consider an upgrade of their present equipment to a high performance D-SLR.
Kai Thon, DIWA's test manager says: "Built on the heritage of Canon's renowned EOS SLR camera system, the EOS 20D has a robust, ergonomic body with familiar design and layout for comfortable handling. By implementing their latest technologies, Canon has added more flexibility, higher precision and faster performance, still maintaining an affordable price. This makes the Canon EOS 20D a highly competitive alternative on the fast growing D-SLR market."
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DIWA Awards members:
- Czech Republic: www.fotoaparat.cz
- Denmark: www.digitalmagasinet.dk
- Germany: www.digitalkamera.de
- France: www.photographyblog.com
- Netherlands: www.letsgodigital.org
- Norway: www.digit.no
- Poland: www.fotopolis.pl
- Slovenia: www.e-fotografija.com
- Spain: www.nuevafotografia.com
- Turkey: www.diginorm.com
- United Kingdom: www.dp-now.com
- United States: www.steves-digicams.com
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