Welcome to the next generation of digital SLR photography-the Canon EOS 40D. The EOS 40D combines Canon's tremendous know-how in both the digital and photographic worlds, creating a camera that not only does everything one would expect of a traditional digital SLR, but one that incorporates staggering leaps forward in technological innovation. With new features like Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a more powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, plus a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD monitor and more, the EOS 40D elevates digital photography to new heights, enhancing the shooting experience, and delivering images one could only expect from a Canon.
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Great Camera for anyone to use
I switched from the Pentax *ist D and I can't be more happy. The 40d is fast and rock solid. Its menu system is big but easy to learn. I really like the MY MENU, great for getting somewhere fast. Great images with low noise. I just got the Canon 50mm f/1.4 and it rocks on this camera. My Pentax did me good and its long in the tooth now and what a difference 3 years makes. If your camera is anything older then a Canon 30d then get the 40d you will be happy. If you got the 30d get the 40d, its ...View full Review
I switched from the Pentax *ist D and I can't be more happy. The 40d is fast and rock solid. Its menu system is big but easy to learn. I really like the MY MENU, great for getting somewhere fast. Great images with low noise. I just got the Canon 50mm f/1.4 and it rocks on this camera. My Pentax did me good and its long in the tooth now and what a difference 3 years makes. If your camera is anything older then a Canon 30d then get the 40d you will be happy. If you got the 30d get the 40d, its a good upgrade that doesn't cost to much. If you got the 5d the 40d will give it a run for the money.
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This is a used camera, however I am truly amazed at how perfect this camera is. Very happy with Adorama- great service.
I went from a 30D to this 40D and have yet to truly test it out in the typical settings that I shoot at. As of now, I like this camera. I find it quite similar to my 30D. I will know much more about it's nuances after a few weddings, spring sports, & a some senior pics!
I have had this camera for a little over a year now and have shot around 15,000 images. Its fast, versatile and very easy to use. I shot film for years and I am glad I made the switch to digital with this one. It is very solidly built and has a fantastic feature set. A couple of my favorite things. 1. Mirror-lock up. I typically use this for quiet operation, or for zooming in with the LCD for ultra fine focusing when on a tripod. 2. 6.5 fps. Fantastic! 3. 3 programmable presets on the main dial. I set up a couple of my most used general configs for fast access, then fine-tune from there. 4. Virtually zero shutter lag 5. Beautiful sharp photos even in low light as JPG, RAW or JPG+RAW 6. Very solidly built. A couple things I don't like (but they are minor). 1. Built-in pop-up flash seems a bit fragile. 2. 1.6 crop factor Overall, this is just a fantastic camera. After the 50D came out, I wondered if I should have waited...but after checking out the 50D a couple times, the differences are not worth it...and in a few ways the 40D may even be superior. If you are serious about a good DSLR, get this!
I bought this camera about 8 months ago moving up from the Rebel XT. I love the camera after shooting several thousand photos. It fits my hands comfortably. It feels strong and well balanced. I like the easy access to controls at the right index finger. I can't say anything negative.
I use this in my personal life and semi-professionally doing contract freelance work and also portraiture. I had a canon powershot before and this is my first dslr. I found it very easy to use. Paired with some good glass I've gotten some beautiful photographs and it has yet to disappoint me. It can get a little heavy after you add other gear such as external flash, bracket, etc. but so worth it and at an affordable price if you can't yet afford the higher-end dslr's. A swivel lcd would be nice but not necessary and the pixles are just fine for large prints. You won't regret this purchase...I've had it over a year and LOVE IT! Just PERFECT for me :)
It was time to replace my original Rebel and Tamron zoom. Al at Adorama helped me make a final decision based on my needs. A 50D would be nice but a 40D fit my budget. My ordered arrived well packed and the very next day without any additional charges. Two days later I found the same kit for $40 less. Adorama imediately credited my card. I will NEVER buy from any other source.
I had heard that this was a great camera so I decided to give my Rebel XSi/450 to my daughter and bought this one. All my Cannon lens work well with this body and I am very glad I made the step up to this camera Don't let the lower megapixel count fool you, the shots I have taken look as good or in most cases, better, than the XSi. Don't get me wrong, I loved the XSi but this camera feels much better to me and the pictures are outstanding
my everyday camera
it's my go anywhere camera
I have only had the camera for a month, so I don't believe that I have fully cracked the code on how to get the most out of it in all situations; however, I have been very pleased with what I have been able to do. With an 28 - 135 "kit" lens, I am very pleased with the camera's range, image quality, ease of use and feel. While there are multiple settings that can be altered on a per shot or more sustained basis, the controls are easy to use and information is displayed clearly. I particularly find the top lcd screen to be very handy for checking and changing settings on the fly. The negatives I read about limitations on "live view" shooting with this camera are way overstated in my opinion, and far outweighed by overall quality, as well as the look and feel of the camera. Two days after purchasing the camera, we took a trip to Costa Rica, and had a great time capturing a wide range of images. My kids (teen, pre-teen and post-teen boys) also joined in the photo shooting, with great results and real enthusiasm for what they could capture.