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.
Most Liked Positive Review
Canon refurb is a winner!
Purchased the refurb'd 40D and it is spotless and functions flawlessly. For my hard-earned money this was most definitely the way to go. The camera arrived well-packaged with everything inside as brand-new. I would buy again with great confidence!
Most Liked Negative Review
dont buy refurbished from Canon
have now returned my 3rd copy. It simply is not worth the gamble. Others got lucky but I have suffered 3 failures! [...]
Reviewed by 75 customers
First time I used the camera the flash doesn't work and I get an error message on LCD screen. Very disappointing.
good old camera :)great backup camera
Coming from the Rebel t4i, I really appreciate the rear command dial and the sturdy build. The rapid frame rate is also fun to use on fast-moving subjects. I understand that at the time it first came out, the LCD screen was a huge improvement. However, by today's standards, it is really quite below par. You can't really review your image like you can with the latest cameras. However, all-in-all, I am enjoying my 40D more than my far more up-to-date t4i, if only for the more solid feel and the mechanically satisfying dials as opposed to more plastic buttons.
Great value for the money . Nice IQ and good all arounder
Semi Professional use. Having been paid for some work but mostly a hobby for over 40 years now. 90 percent of my shooting is wildlife with some scenic. Pros: One of my favorite features of the 40D is the high ISO (3200) with 1/3 step increments for finer tuning to get clear shots with less noise. Solid construction in a Pro Entry level body at a price that can't be beat. Cons: The very small top LCD screen. You need cheaters to read it. But you can use the 'Info' button to get the same read out on the view screen. I own 2 40D's and throttle them both pretty good while trying to shoot birds in flight. As usual Adorama is always true to there 'condition ratings'and delivery times are quicker than posted. I'll always be a customer.
The camera was great...clean and functioned perfectly. But the charger was aftermarket, not Canon. And the battery is shot. It will hold a charge but is dead after less than 100 photos. Like I said, the camera was GREAT and I'd buy it again even knowing about the battery and charger but I would have liked to have known about that in advance.
This is my 2nd used DSLR that I've purchased from Frank at Adorama. My first, a Canon 20D is still in perfect working condition and took a beating with a non-stop marathon season - in stride. I just now upgraded to a Canon 40D and have had the same experience. Great customer service! I tend towards the E+ items and haven't been disappointed. The 40D was a perfect choice for me. I was considering spending all my lunch money on a 7D but I didn't. I mean, who wouldn't want a late model top of the line camera? I certainly did - but in truth, it won't make me a better photographer. I invested heavily in Canon L lenses a few years back and I make an effort to go on photo shoots of all kinds - as often as possible. Next I'd like to pick up a used E+ 5D for full frame landscape photography. Then I'll take the money I've saved and go to a fabulous location and get swept off my feet. That sounds much more interesting and adventurous - to me. As for the 40D - I love it. Any google search will tell of how great this camera is and with good reason!
it was a good use camera body for a good price, needed some, but over all a good purchase for a good price :)
This is a good step-up from my Canon 20D.
This is a well-established camera with scores of reviews, so I am only going to comment on this used model. Even with the included used battery, the battery life is astounding. I can get 1000 shots off (without using high-speed continuous shutter). When Adorama rates the condition of a camera, they do so very conservatively (it was nicer than I expected). They also did an amazing packaging job - I have bought more expensive things online before, but never anything packaged better.