Randal Schwartz, avid perl hacker and author, writes about his new gadget, a Canon 20D Digital SLR.

After shooting for a year with my Digital Rebel, I was pleased to hear that Canon was replacing its 10D with a unit that was reportedly both better and cheaper. Sorry wallet, time to take another hit. I put my money down for a 20D, proudly picking it up from my local store, where I was one of the first two customers. I then spent the next two weeks finding odd moments to wander around and shoot interesting things in various conditions, and I'm happy to report that I'm very pleased with my choice.
Consider me jealous. I had my heart set on a Nikon D70, but Randal makes some persuasive arguments for buying the Canon 20D.