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November 20, 2004

CNET HAS A LENGTHY REVIEW UP on the new Canon EOS 20D 8.2 megapixel digital SLR. Here's another from Steve's Digicams, and here's one from DPreview. It looks quite good, though as I'm getting excellent 20x30 prints from my 6.3 megapixel Nikon D70, I'm not quite sure what I'd do with the extra megapixels. I'm sure I'd find something!

And though some emailers have accused me of being a Nikon snob and not giving the Canon cameras their due, I'm sure this is a great camera. I nearly bought the 10D rather than the Nikon, and I'm sure I would have been happy with it. The big deciding factor was that the Nikon's bundled lens was better and -- more important still -- the Nikon just felt better in my hand. And that's why I'd encourage people to try these things out in meatspace, and not just look on the web. I'm sure I would have been happy enough with the Canon, but the "feel" of equipment is important to me, and you can't judge that sort of thing on the Internet. Er, yet, anyway . . . .