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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Terrific deal for an excellent camera
I got this 40D kit as a replacement for my Nikon D80 (also an excellent camera). Because of my background using Canon, I found the 40D more comfortable and intuitive in my hands. It is a well-designed camera with excellent image quality, solid feature set, and highly customizable controls. Now that it's over a year old, it's an outstanding bargain because it has image quality and performance comparable to newer DSLRs at a much cheaper price. I have been very pleased with it.
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I got one of the Lemons.....
Great camera kit at a great price..... but as some have noted before me, you can get a lemon from time to time. Just sent the kit back for replacement the other day. The camera was writing "bad" images to the CF card, so when I went to view the pictures in playback, the camera said "cannot play back image."Also, the 28-135 lens was locking up randomly, not allowing me to take a picture.Very strange..... [...] I look forward to getting my replacement kit soon. Hopefully I don't get another lem...View full Review
Great camera kit at a great price..... but as some have noted before me, you can get a lemon from time to time. Just sent the kit back for replacement the other day. The camera was writing "bad" images to the CF card, so when I went to view the pictures in playback, the camera said "cannot play back image."Also, the 28-135 lens was locking up randomly, not allowing me to take a picture.Very strange..... [...] I look forward to getting my replacement kit soon. Hopefully I don't get another lemon!!
Reviewed by 47 customers
I'm a rookie and needed a fast frame rate to catch my kids hurdling/jumping etc at track meets as well as good action on soccer fields. The camera is fast enough for me, feels good in my hands, and is laid out well for the functions I use. The refurb unit didn't have a scratch or spec of dust and I'm 100% satisfied. Photo quality is excellent. Battery life is excellent.
4 today (05-2011) 5 when it first came out. This was my first SLR camera. Bought it because I wanted the higher frame rate to take kid sports pictures such as waterskiing and soccor. With it I've captured kids in motion that I never really saw with my eyes just watching. I watched prices and bought the Canon Refurbished 40D with the 28-135 lens package from Adorama. Search 'Canon Refurbished' to see what is in-stock. Took the first year to really get the hang of Apeture - Shutter Speed - ISO, but that would be true of any SLR. Now trying to learn uses flashes, reflectors, scrims or gobos, etc. I absolutely love this camera. Size is nice for bigger hands (6'2"). Focus with the USM lenses is fast. High frame rate is great for kids in sports. Colors are beautiful. Plenty of on-camera adjustments for those more advanced. Has two wheels, one by trigger on top and one on back that really add to the speed of adjusting settings for a shot. Also has a nice screen on top for quick adjustments of commonly changed things. Viewfinder is very clear to my eye. Menu is easy to use once you learn Canon and SLR terminology. Adorama TV is very helpful if starting out and learning. Seems pretty rugged. I have taken this camera on boats, to the beach, on rough Boy Scout hikes including SeaBase Out-Island Adventure, through rain, dirt, etc. I do use a little raincoat and put it away if the rain really pours. Later to get wider I bought the 17-55 2.8 IS USM and to get longer the first version of the 70-200 2.8 IS USM, both fantastic lenses paired with this camera. I would also highly recommend image stabilized lenses. I have turned the feature off to see, and it definately helps me keep from adding unintentional photographer motion blur. My son has taken some very nice Macro shots, and together we did a senior portrait shoot for a graduating HS relative that turned out very nice. I would highly recommend the 40D to anyone as a higher performance more featured starter camera or as an upgrade from a Rebel, and also as an excellent second body if you want to have fast access to both a long lens and a wider lens at the same time without having to change lenses. This camera is a bit dated, and now outclassed by the 7D with video, better low light performance, etc for a lot more money.
I have had this camera and lens for about 2 years now. The 40D is great and I even got a back up body that was also a 40D. It is a great camera and I couldn't have asked for a better starter lens then the 28-135! It did far enough away I could do nature photography, macro, I could do events, portraiture, sporting events, and it traveled many places with me. Now I have some better lenses so will not be used as much, but a better all around I don't think exists!
I am an amateur photographer and most interested in wildlife. With a long view lens, this camera has allowed me to get some of the birds I couldn't get with my other camera.
a very tough build camera, perfect for outdoors and sports. except for rain and snow.
Awesome Camera. I love it!
I upgraded from a Rebel XTI, and what a difference. This camera is in a different class for a reason. The overall build quality was well worth upgrading for by itself. I am mostly enjoying/appreciating the incredible frames per shot speed, 6.5! The kit lens, 28-135mm USM lens included are GREAT lens for the price. It is also a great walk around kit lens to start off with, though it may not be wide enough for serious landscape photographers. It's quiet and fast with decent range.
If you are on a budget this is a great way to go. I could not be happier with this set up. I upgraded from a 20D. I love the increased LCD size and the same solid Canon design and ergonomics. I sometimes take paying assignments but mostly shoot for pleasure, and with the 40D shooting is indeed a pleasure. You will get pro results at a reasonable price. I have already recommended this same rig to friends and highly recommend it to you.
Very pleased to this point