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psyp3
02-13-2005, 07:57 AM
Hello,

I am Poolak and deciding to buy 20D in Japan (I live in Yokohama). The fact is that unless I am ready to pay some additional amount, the local shops are offering Japanese manual (for 20D) and Japanese CD (in fact, this is the part of the standard package in Japan).

I understand that the English manual is available in the net (I will figure that out) but any idea what do I do about the CD? My home computer is English and I don't know whether this standard CD can be ok on my machine. I also don't know what this CD (that comes with 20D) contains - the shop people also are equally ignorant about the contents :(

Need some suggestions so that I don't have to pay around 30,000 yen (~288 USD) extra to get the English version.

Waiting for your kind reply before my major jump...

Cheers,

Poolak

Myhre
02-13-2005, 12:57 PM
Are you sure this cd doesn't have an english version on it? I beleive all of my software cd's have Japanese versions on them. I wonder if copyright would be affected if someone was to offer to make a copy of an English version for you?

psyp3
02-13-2005, 05:40 PM
I went to Akiharabara last evening. As I mentioned, the contents of the CD is a mystery to all shop people. The shops who sell 20D with Eng doc say the CD has E/J version both.

But, they don't know what language the CD has if the box (camera body only box) contains Jap document.

Obviously, the J-only boxes are cheap and economically attractive to me.

Do you know any e-mail address where I can write to Canon to help me out on this if you feel the CD sharing will be kind of illegeal?

Cheers,

Poolak

Rhys
02-13-2005, 08:47 PM
I went to Akiharabara last evening. As I mentioned, the contents of the CD is a mystery to all shop people. The shops who sell 20D with Eng doc say the CD has E/J version both.

But, they don't know what language the CD has if the box (camera body only box) contains Jap document.

Obviously, the J-only boxes are cheap and economically attractive to me.

Do you know any e-mail address where I can write to Canon to help me out on this if you feel the CD sharing will be kind of illegeal?

Cheers,

Poolak

I think you'll find this is a PDF of the manual (on the Canon website) http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=SupportDetailAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=10464

psyp3
02-13-2005, 10:17 PM
Thanks, I have seen that page last night too - but I am worried about the CD and the software therein.

Any idea?

ktixx
02-14-2005, 09:06 AM
You could try the folowing website. It has a bunch of things on it specifically for the 20D. There is also a link for email support.

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=SupportDetailAct&fcategoryid=215&modelid=10464

Hope this helps
Ken

LoveOfSelene
02-14-2005, 02:39 PM
hopfully this link will work.

http://alpha03.c-wss.com/inc/ApplServlet?RQF=MENU&RQS=WWUCA910&LA=1108417190255&SV=WWUCA900&menu=DR&TRF=MAIN

click english, and it will bring u too a page where u can download all the stuff that's on the english cd of the 20d

good luck

psyp3
02-16-2005, 02:30 AM
I have received the following mail from Canon Japan - this clarifies all doubt of mine (as well as other English computer owners living in Japan).
--- quote---
Dear Poolak Banerjee

Thank you for your access to Canon Web Page.
We have received your mail, and would like to answer you as follows.

In the case of purchasing EOS 20D in Japan, the software of
an English version is contained in CD-ROM (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk)
bundled with camera and you can set the language from menu of camera.

As regards manual in English, we recommend you to download the manuals
(hard ware/software) are available from Canon's abroad site.

*CANON USA Download Library
http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=DownloadIndexAct
#Please choose your product from the menus in this site.


---
Sincerely
Kubota
Customer Support Center
Canon Sales CO.,INC.
Web http://canon.jp/support
--- unquote---

02bless
09-19-2005, 10:28 AM
:confused: Does any one know the difference between the Japanese version of the 20D compre to the USA version?

02bless
09-19-2005, 10:30 AM
:confused: if I buy the Japanese version are we saying that I can change the language from Japanese to english

khairol
01-25-2007, 09:02 AM
I really need your help...
What is the price for 20D in japan version?

ym c20A