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Canon EOS 40D 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) (Speedlite 580EX II Kit)

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Made for people who want to experiment with photography, the Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera is a portable body only that is flexible. This Canon EOS 40D digital camera is good for snapping and storing large numbers of action shots, with a flash memory card slot, so that you will be able to configure the quantity of storage available for shooting. Increasing the number of megapixels means you can crop and enlarge your photos without negatively affecting picture quality. You can deliver 9x14 inch prints of the moments of your life and send them to family and friends since this digital camera features a 10.1 MP image sensor. With its black body, the Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera will be a sleek platform for preserving memories. Composing great shots is enjoyable using the 3-inch screen found on this Canon EOS 40D digital camera. You can always be primed to capture the moments of your life since this digital camera has batteries. The Canon EOS 10.1 MP camera comes with only the body and no lens. The main advantage to buying the camera body on its own is that you pick and choose the best interchangeable lenses to get based on your photography wants and needs.

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Product Identifiers
BrandCanon
Model40D
MPN1901B004
UPC013803086553, 410100270744, 689076803281, 8714574508740

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution10.1 MP
Screen Size3"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size14.8 x 22.2mm
Sensor TypeCMOS

Lens System
Lens For SDBody Only
Focus AdjustmentAutomatic, Manual
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV -0.5-18 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure MeteringCenter-Weighted, Evaluative, Spot, partial (9%)
Exposure ModesAperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Depth-Of-Field, E-TTL II Program Flash, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority
Light SensitivityISO 100-1600, ISO 3200
Light Sensitivity Max3200

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Camera Flash FeaturesAF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Red-eye Reduction Flash, Slow Sync
Flash ModesAuto Mode, E-TTL

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemoryCompactFlash Card Type I, CompactFlash Card Type II, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, Microdrive

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeFixed eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.95x
Dioptric Correction Range-3 to +1

Dimensions
Depth2.89 in.
Height4.24 in.
Width5.73 in.
Weight26.1 Oz.

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3" - color
Display Size3"

Microphone
Microphone TypeNone

Connections
Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output, 1 x flash terminal, 1 x remote control
Expansion Slot1 x CompactFlash Card - type I/II

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple Mac OS 8, Apple Mac OS 9, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP

Battery
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatDCF 2.0, DPOF 1.1, EXIF 2.21, JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG, Raw Image

Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature0 °C
Max Operating Temperature40 °C

Other Features
Additional FeaturesAE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Digital Image Rotation, Direct Print, Histogram Display, Interchangeable Lenses, LCD Live View Mode, PictBridge Support, RGB Primary Color Filter, USB 2.0 Compatibility

Miscellaneous
White BalanceAuto, Cloudy (Preset), Colour Temperature Adjust, Daylight / Sunny (Preset), Flash (Preset), Fluorescent (Preset), Shade (Preset), Tungsten (Preset)
Continuous Shooting Speed6.5 frames per second

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CNET Editors' reviewVery Good

  • THE GOOD

    Generally superior shooting speed among dSLRs; first-rate photo quality.

  • THE BAD

    Large spot size for spot meter; relatively sluggish low-light focus.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Great photo quality and excellent continuous-shooting performance are just two of the Canon EOS 40D's many attractions in the digital camera marketplace.

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Created: 06/21/10

Canon EOS 40D - an excellent Canon digital SLR!!

Review For: Canon EOS 40D 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) (Speedlite 580EX II Kit)

Hardcore Canon digital SLR fans need wait no more for their next camera. The Canon 40D has arrived. Some updates that appear on the 40D are a little late, others are a sign of the times.

With the same rugged, conservative shape, the Canon EOS 40D will be mostly familiar, save for a few moved controls, an extra button or two, and a very large 3.0-inch LCD.

Its 10.1-megapixel sensor finally gives Canon's semi-pro digital camera parity with the majority of its competitors, and a 6.5-frame-per-second continuous mode helps speed things up over the current competition at this price level.

The Canon 40D also has an improved viewfinder, an enhanced Live View mode, better dust sealing, and the DIGIC III image processor that allows 14-bit analog to digital conversion for better color rendition. Canon's improved upon the standard 9-point AF array on the EOS 40D by making all points Cross-type, which, combined with other improvements, results in a claimed 30% greater AF speed.

Other additions on the Canon 40D include interchangeable focusing screens, a much-needed AF-ON button, the EOS Integrated Cleaning System for sensor dust reduction, and three new optional accessories: an IS version of the 18-55mm kit lens; a new backward-compatible, weather-sealed battery grip; and a new Wireless File Transmitter that will allow remote control of the camera as well as transmission of a Live View image from the camera to the computer.

At first blush, the Canon 40D consists mostly of incremental improvements, once again. The EOS 40D is not as groundbreaking as some would like, but it's arguable that serious photographers don't want to have to learn whole new ways using their main tools. It's also important to note that Canon's semi-pro SLRs, both the 20D and 30D, are much loved by their owners, producing excellent image quality despite the "mere" 8-megapixel sensor. The line in general has never been about sex-appeal, but about solid, reliable performance.

Look and feel. True to the line, the Canon EOS 40D appears very similar to its predecessors, especially the EOS 30D and 5D. From the back, however, there is one very large difference: the 3.0-inch LCD. Its influence on the back control layout is so great that they had to move four of the buttons that are usually arrayed to the left of the screen to the bottom, under the LCD. When it comes to viewing images, composing in Live View, or changing menu settings, the large LCD is great to have.

Heft & Grip. The EOS 40D feels similar to the EOS 30D, weighing only 1.4 ounces more than its predecessor, and it's also very slightly larger in all dimensions, most noticeable is its height. The grip has a good-sized indent for the middle finger, as we've enjoyed on the EOS 5D and other recent SLRs we've handled. The indent on the 40D seems a little broader than the 5D, and a lot bigger than the 1D-series. Regardless of size, this divot improves control, and better centers the hand for the right grip every time.

Body. The Canon EOS 40D's body is still magnesium alloy, but Canon says they've improved seals against dust and water. New seals protect connection ports, the battery compartment, and the compact flash door. The frame is stainless steel, and the mirror box is high-strength engineering plastic. Holding the Canon 40D is like gripping a well-sculpted rock: solid, with no twisting or creaking. The EF lens mount is metal, compatible with all Canon EOS EF and EF-S lenses.

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Created: 10/22/10

Canon 40D + 28-135mm Lens

I always loved photography and I decided to step up to the DSLR level.

I started doing my research a long time ago about what camera should I buy. I spent a lot of time comparing brands and models. I personally like CANON because I have been around CANON cameras most of the time and I like the way that they make cameras. My budget was limited, I did not want to spend thousands of dollars for a First Time Camera, so keeping that in mind I am going to tell the story about How I Bought this Camera.

Before I bought this camera I though that a great entry level camera will be the XSi(450d). Then I changed my mind because I felt that the Xsi was an "OLD" camera with a poor quality construction and specifications compared to the Big Brothers. After rejecting that option I started looking the T1i(500d) and T2i(550d), both entry level cameras but with NEW and better components, and also the VIDEO feature. After discussing this with people who know about photography I started to realize that Photography is like a Never Ending Race, you look for a camera and then you say: -"Ok, if I spend just a little bit more I have this one that is a little bit better" and it never ends!
Tired of "wasting" my time in something that looks simple I decided that I was going to get the CANON 7D, yeah, I forgot my budget, promptly I gave up the idea of having a DSLR and not having money to buy some lens. Finally, when I was starting to hate photography, even though I did not have a camera yet, I remembered that I friend of mine told me that She got a CANON 40d, the speedy one. Suddenly I said to myself that VIDEO is not necessary on a DSLR camera yet and I did not want a camera with video. After I eliminated that option I read about the 40D and its good body desing, resistant and tough and its quality. I got impressed that many photographers still like/love this camera.

FINAL VERDICT:

I like sports/outdoor photography. Now, since I have this camera, I know that I made a good choice buying this camera. Now, it is "cheaper" than it was when it came out and it takes great pictures about everything. Very fast, nice quality and it gives you the option to experiment and try new things, no matter if you are just a beginner, this Semi-Pro camera will be your friend for a long time.

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Created: 06/29/10

the image quality of the 40D is excellent !!

Review For: Canon EOS 40D 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body Only) (Speedlite 580EX II Kit)

Almost immediately upon the announcement of the Canon EOS 40D, the most-frequently asked question I have been receiving since the announcement of the Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi one year ago nearly disappeared from my inbox. Until this time, the lower end Canon DSLR had a couple of desirable feature advantages over the 40D's predecessor, the Canon EOS 30D. Now, aside from size (which may or may not be an advantage), weight and cost, the 40D is clearly the better camera in this comparison.

The 40D's very long list new/improved features makes this camera a very nice upgrade over the XTi, the 30D and their predecessors. Though most people are not going to find any one new or improved feature compelling enough to justify an upgrade from the 30D, combine all of these features and the Canon EOS 40D begins looking very attractive. There are a lot of 20D owners who sat out the 30D upgrade cycle who will give serious consideration to bringing a 40D home.

The 30D set the bar high. It is an all-around great camera that delivers the great image quality Canon is legendary for. The Canon EOS 40D announcement was one of the most-anticipated Canon EOS announcements ever. We had high hopes for the 30D's upgrade.

When reading the announcement, I was quickly let down/disappointed to hear that the XTi/400D's sensor was the basis for Canon's new-at-this-time camera. Not that the XTi/400D sensor is bad - it is very good - 10.1 megapixels is a very high resolution image - this is plenty of detail for most uses. I was just hoping for a more radical upgrade. I quickly took heart when I learned that improved microlenses were positioned over this sensor - and that 14 bit capture had been implemented - along with the expected DIGIC III processor.

With the same sensor density, the 40D resolves detail very similarly to the XTi/400D - and better than the 30D. These are the results I expected. You can visually compare the resolution difference using the ISO 12233 Resolution Chart crop sample comparison tool. This comparison was shot using the Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens - I suggest using an f/4 aperture for comparing, but most below f/8 will work fine. Several other DSLR results are available for this lens, so other comparisons can be made as well.

In real life shots, the difference between 8 and 10 megapixel images is not big. The extra image detail is always welcomed, but will not be a sole reason for most people to upgrade from a 20D or 30D.

To reach this resolution in an APS-C sized (1.6x FOVCF) sensor, the XTi/400D and 40D sensors are required to be the most-dense of any found in a Canon DSLR body to this date. As sensor size decreases, pixel-level image quality often decreases as there is less light reaching each individual pixel well. The visible difference is often in the form of noise - especially high ISO noise. We saw this in the XTi/400D compared to the 30D.

The good news is, the Canon EOS 40D essentially matches the 30D's low noise capabilities. The process of determining this was not exactly straight forward as I've determined that the 40D's sensor is about 1/6 to 1/3 of a stop less sensitive than the 30D's. This means that images shot with identical shooting parameters (shutter speed, aperture & ISO) are not exposed exactly the same. I should note here that the 40D's metering is fine - this change does not cause underexposed images.

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Created: 01/29/11

Not the newest but still AMAZING!

First-I dislike how heavy it is-especially with any kind of telephoto lens attached. THAT'S IT!!

Other than the weight, I couldn't ask for a nicer camera in this price range. While this camera is a few generations old, compared to my Canon 350D/Rebel XT you are really comparing apples to oranges! The rebel line has served its purpose well, but as an advanced amateur, I am far past what all but the most expensive Rebel line has to offer. The 40D has delivered!! With the rated 6.5 frames per second, I'm never going to miss a shot because of the camera again.
In auto-mode, it is far "smarter" than the Rebel XT I have and the shots are much cleaner and sharper in a higher ISO.

Without going with a camera that was going to cost at least double what I paid for this, I really am blown away with the quality of a camera that is around 3.5 yrs old!

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Created: 02/16/10

Awesome Step-up from the entry level dSLR

Having owned the Canon Rebel and Rebel XT, I decided it was time to take the next step and go with the so-called "pro-sumer" range. The 40d has not disappointed. The awesome 6.5 frames per second allows you to get the perfect action shot. The grip on the "d" series is a vast improvement over the Rebel series as is the user interface. Having the extra screen and the control wheel make selecting custom settings super fast. The battery life is great, the pictures are awesome. While there are higher megapixel counts out there, that comes at price - storage space. Unless you plan to significantly crop and then print large format - 10 megapixels is a sort-of sweet spot between high resolution and large file sizes.

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