More compact that the EOS 10D it replaced, the EOS 20D is also lighter. The body is built around a solid stainless steel chassis, covered in a magnesium alloy, and finished in a textured, flat black.
The EOS 20D’s 2-stage shutter button is positioned at the end of a depression shaped for the index finger at the top front of the grip, only one of a number of buttons on the top right side of the camera.
Directly behind the shutter release is the Main Dial, which is used mostly to select shooting-related settings including aperture and shutter speed when the camera is set to one of the advanced modes.
Nearby, to the right in the image shown here, is the lamp used for Red-eye Reduction and the Self-timer.