Canon EOS 20D SLR Review
By Movable Type Admin
Camera Features & Controls (cont.)
The Mode Dial is divided into the Basic Zone
The controls on the grip side include a button to turn the LCD back light on and off, shown here illuminated. The dual function buttons along the top of the LCD let you change the AF mode-White Balance, Drive mode-ISO speed, Metering mode-Flash Exposure Compensation by using the Main Dial and the Quick Control Dial on the back. The controls located here are the "camera" controls. We'll cover the "digital" controls located on the back on the next page of this review.
The ISO speed is manually selectable from 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (and 3200 if enabled
in custom functions) when in the Creative Zone exposure modes. In the Basic Zone modes
the ISO value is set automatically.
On the front of the grip is the shutter release. The Main Command Dial is located just
behind the shutter button.
On the back of the grip are two buttons:
The (AF Point) button lets you select the desired AF point when in any of the Basic Zone or A-DEP exposure modes. (in Play mode this is the Enlarge image button)
Images are stored on CompactFlash devices. The 20D can use any capacity CompactFlash Type I or II card and is fully compatible with IBM/Hitachi Microdrives. The EOS 20D supports the FAT12/16/32 file systems and is fully compatible with CF cards over 2GB. The read/write data throughput is considerably faster than the 10D.
I recommended buying a BIG card for this camera, especially if you use the Raw+JPEG save option. Shown here is the Sandisk Extreme 1GB CF and the 2GB Hitachi Microdrive, both are big and very fast writing devices.
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