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Canon EOS-40D Digital SLR Camera with 28-135 IS USM Lens Kit - Refurbished Refurbished

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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.

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
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
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
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
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22mm
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
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
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
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)
Print quantity, style (image, paper size, paper type, printing effects, layout), trimming, tilt correction (compatibility varies, depending upon printer in use)
Menu Categories
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)
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
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
Operating Humidity Range
85% or less
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm (W x H x D)
26.1 oz./740g
Adorama 1 Year Warranty
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Most Liked Positive Review


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.


Most Liked Negative Review


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 l...

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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


excellent camera,excellent immage




Refurbished Cabon EOS 40D


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.


Love the 40D


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.


Great kit, especially for beginners!


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!


As good as new.


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.


highly recommended


a very tough build camera, perfect for outdoors and sports. except for rain and snow.


I would buy this product again and again


Awesome Camera. I love it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good bargain. [...]


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.


Love this rig!


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.


Good Deal


Very pleased to this point

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