Canon EOS-40D Digital SLR Camera with 28-135 IS USM Lens, 10.1 Megapixel, 3" LCD Screen

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About Canon

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Large clear LCD (16),Easy to use (13),Strong construction (13),Fast shutter speed (12),Simple controls (12),Great picture quality (10),Image stabilization (10),Quiet (4),Good image quality (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (13),Photojournalism (11),Fun (10),Landscape/scenery (9),Portraits (8),Art (7),Sports (7),Documentary (4),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (6),Semi-pro photographer (6),Enthusiast (5)

Canon Features

  • Superb image quality: 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, extensive noise reduction technology, and 14-bit conversion for outstanding color tones and gradations
  • Outstanding performance: 6.5 fps, burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs or 17 RAW images and DIGIC III Image Processor
  • Strong, rugged build quality: magnesium-alloy exterior, shutter durability-tested to 100,000 cycles, top speed 1/8000, top x-sync speed 1/250
  • New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors, and world's first diagonal high-precision cross-type AF at center point with f/2.8 and faster lenses
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Picture Style settings, Spot metering, and Highlight Tone Priority for advanced in-camera image control
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor and advanced Live View Function with new options for reduced shutter time lag and quiet operation
  • Wide range of accessories, including interchangeable focusing screens, extensive remote control options, new battery grip BG-E2N, and new dedicated wireless file transmitter WFT-E3A

Canon Specifications

Lens Type
Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Medium
CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
Image Format
0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor
1.6x
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Pixels
Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording Format
DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on a memory card
File Size
1. JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3,888 x 2,592)
2. JPEG/Medium: Approx. 2.1MB (2,816 x 1,880)
3. JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1,936 x 1,288)
4. RAW: Approx. 12.4MB (3,888 x 2,592)
5. sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)
Recording System Folders
Automatically created by camera; can be user-created with "Manual Reset" file naming setting
File Numbering
1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created automatically)
Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Interfaces
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
White Balance Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
Personal White Balance
White balance bracketing: Three consecutive images written to CF card for each firing of shutter; Up to +/- 3 levels in 1-step increments
White balance shift: blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias +/- up to 9 levels; manually set by user
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Coverage
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
Magnification
0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint
Approx. 22mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
Eyepiece Shutter
None
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Point Selection
9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses
Additional high-precision, diagonal cross-type sensor at Center AF point, used with lenses f/2.8 or faster
AF Working Range
EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full aperture metering
1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
4. Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Method
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200
Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation (user-set): +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control
Canon N3 type terminal
Built-in Flash Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
Flash Metering System
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments;
Can be set on EOS 40D body or with most EX-series speedlites
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Screen Monitor size
3.0 in.
Brightness Control
7 levels provided
Image Display Format
Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1
Highlight Alert
In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection
Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Erase Modes
Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images
Direct Printing from the Camera
Enabled with the Print/Share button
Compatible Printers
CP and SELPHY Compact Photo Printers, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers (via USB Interface Cable IFC-200U, included with camera kit)
Settings
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction (compatibility varies, depending upon printer in use)
Menu Categories
Shooting
Playback
Setup
Custom function/My Menu
LCD Monitor Language
18 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Battery
One dedicated Battery Pack BP-511A
AC power can be supplied via the optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
Number of Shots
Normal shooting, at 73°F/23°C:
No flash: approx. 1100 images
50% flash use: approx. 800 images
at 32°F/0°C:
No flash: approx. 950 images
50% flash use: approx. 700 images

(tests comply with CIPA industry test standards)

The above figures apply when one fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A is used
Battery Check
Automatic
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Back-up Battery
One CR2016 coin-type lithium battery. Battery life approx. 5 years
Operating Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm (W x H x D)
Weight
26.1 oz./740g
Warranty
Canon 1 year limited warranty

Reviews about this item

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4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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 ...

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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.

Reviewed by 19 customers

 
5.0

Incredibly Happy With This Purchase

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from Challis, Idaho  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a used camera, however I am truly amazed at how perfect this camera is. Very happy with Adorama- great service.

 
4.0

It's a "move-up" camera purchase!

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from Oil City, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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!

 
5.0

I Love My Canon 40D

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from Chicago Area  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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!

 
5.0

Great Camera

By

from Gaithersburg, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Never lets me down!

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from Bismarck, ND  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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 :)

 
5.0

Canon and Adorama, a great combination

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from Huntingdon Valley, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Truly excellent Camera

By

from Elizabethtown, Pa  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great camera after one small glitch

By

from new york city, ny  -  Semi-pro Photographer

my everyday camera

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great camera after one small glitch

By

from new york city, ny  -  Semi-pro Photographer

it's my go anywhere camera

 
4.0

Lives Up to Its Reputation

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

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