Having my little Canon PowerShot S100 travelling without me, I was once again thinking about buying a digital SLR. My original thought was to get a Canon EOS Digital Rebel. While I was in Japan earlier in the year though I saw that they had a black version which I liked more. Why they don’t sell that in the US I will never know, but knowing it was available kind of put me off buying.
Anyway, I went looking again the other day and noticed that Canon had launched a replacement for the slightly higher-end EOS 10D in the form of the EOS 20D.
The US site is surprisingly lacking in detail at the moment; the Japanese site contains much more information, including a comparison with the Rebel (called Kiss in Japan) and even three sample images.
It is an 8.2 megapixel sensor (instead of the 6.3 megapixels in the 10D and Rebel models). That means images of 3520 x 2344. It also has next generation of the DiGiC image processor, and a USB 2.0 connection for higher speed uploading of your photos.
On the downside, they do not appear to be in stock anywhere at the moment, and it is not cheap at around $1500 without any lenses 🙁