Page Type Gear Review
Object Title EOS 40D
Manufacturer Canon
Page By Nanuls
Page Type Dec 1, 2007 / Dec 1, 2007
Object ID 4323
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Product Description

Power and versatility in one supremely equipped tool for the discerning photographer. Step up to the challenge of 6.5fps, 10.1 Megapixels and a host of features designed to help you raise your game.


10.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
6.5fps, 75 JPEG image burst
High precision wide area AF
3.0" LCD with Live View mode
DIGIC III processor
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Picture Style
Magnesium alloy body
Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites


10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s CMOS sensor gives the camera a wide dynamic range, retaining subtle details in shadow and highlight areas. An improved pixel design and on-chip noise reduction ensure clean, crisp images throughout the ISO range. Images are converted at 14 bits for finer gradations and superior colour reproduction.

6.5 fps shooting
The EOS 40D captures up to 6.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 75 large JPEG images (17 in RAW).

Wide-area AF with 9 cross type points
The high precision AF system employs 9 cross type points for precise focusing on both horizontal and vertical planes. The central AF point offers sensitivity up to f/2.8. Points are spread out across the AF frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects.

3.0" LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0" LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing your image from the LCD.

DIGIC III processor
Fast and highly accurate, DIGIC III processes images at 14 bits for finer colour gradations. DIGIC III minimizes power consumption for prolonged battery life and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the sensor clean. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.

Picture Style
Picture Style presets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response. Picture Style presets are customizable in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software.

Magnesium alloy body
A durable magnesium alloy body with environmental seals protects the camera from the rigours of heavy use.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 40D is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses, and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. Wireless shooting and remote file transfers are possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3.


Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.



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Nanuls - Dec 1, 2007 2:12 pm - Voted 5/5

Still testing
I only bought this camera this week and am still playing around with it to see what it can do. So far I have to say I am exceptionally pleased with it. When I got it out of the box I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy it felt, this is a strong camera ideal for days in the mountains. I've spent today playing with it in the woods and find it to be everything I could need, it has superb ISO setting (noise only noticeable on the very highest setting) an excellent auto focus function and fast shutter speeds (up to 6.5 frames per second apparently). Colours are recreated beautifully, clear, sharp and vibrant.

So far I am very pleased, I have so far only explored a small part of its capability, therefore I will continue this review as I explore it. So far though, all is excellent and I highly recommend it.

johnmnichols - Apr 8, 2008 8:41 am - Voted 5/5

Exceptional quality
I purchased the 40D as an upgrade from a trusty Canon G5. The G5 worked great as a point and shoot (with a lot of manual override capabilities), but obviously not being an SLR had serious limitations.

After nearly a month of testing, I am very pleased with the 40D. Quality is excellent. So far, there is nothing that I am displeased with. The only negative is having to carry some extra weight for the camera and an extra lens or two -- but that's the price you pay for better quality photos.

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