According to the Canon Japan's site, the price of the 20Da in Japan is
"open" and a retail price has not been set by Canon. Canon is
approximate 3 month wait for the camera after placing an order for
There appears to be a production period between the time of order and
delivery. It would be a more promising sign if a price was quoted,
should know in time from sales in Japan. The US price of the Canon
now around $1400.
The options seem to be to wait for the camera to be introduced in the
move to Japan:), order a Hutech modified 20D for which there has been
delay in production, or modify the 20D yourself.
An alternative is to buy a Canon 300D rebel at about $700 and do the
yourself. Detailed directions for modifying a Canon Rebel here: