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Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • DIGIC III processor with 10.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.5fps, 75 JPEG image burst
  • High-precision wide-area AF
  • 3.0 inch LCD with Live View mode
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System

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  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 10.8 x 7.3 cm ; 739 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 1901B020AA
  • ASIN: B000V9KCEY
  • Date first available at 19 Aug. 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,880 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

- 10.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor. - 6.5fps, 75 JPEG image burst. - High precision wide area AF. - 3.0 LCD with Live View mode. - DIGIC III processor. - EOS Integrated Cleaning System. - Picture Style. - Magnesium alloy body. - Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites. 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensorCanonTs CMOS sensor gives the camera a wide dynamic range, retaining subtle details in shadow and highlight areas. An improved pixel design and on-chip noise reduction ensure clean, crisp images throughout the ISO range. Images are converted at 14 bits for finer gradations and superior colour reproduction.6.5 fps shootingThe EOS 40D captures up to 6.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 75 large JPEG images 17 in RAW. Wide-area AF with 9 cross type pointsThe high precision AF system employs 9 cross type points for precise focusing on both horizontal and vertical planes. The central AF point offers sensitivity up to f/2.8. Points are spread out across the AF frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects. 3.0 LCD with Live View modeThe bright 3.0 LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing your image from the LCD. DIGIC III processorFast and highly accurate, DIGIC III processes images at 14 bits for finer colour gradations. DIGIC III minimizes power consumption for prolonged battery life and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.EOS Integrated Cleaning SystemCanonTs built-in dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the sensor clean. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.Picture StylePicture Style presets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response. Picture Style presets are customizable in-camera or through the supplied

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By fireblue on 9 Nov. 2007
I've been using digital cameras for years right back to an epson model that recorded at 640*480 and looked like a brick and more recently I've worked my way through the SLR type Lumix range. But I have to admit that I've stayed loyal to my film SLR because I didn't want to make an expensive mistake.

However I bought a 400D at the beginning of the year and I is fantastic, so happy with digital I decided I needed a backup. Saw the 40D on Amazon for £730 plus £50 cash back from Canon and it's suddenly only £150ish more than I paid for my 400D.

I was worried that this was just going to be the big brother of the 400D and I wasn't going to get much for the extra money. But no worries here - the 40D is head and shoulders above what now feels like a very consumer orientated 400D.

It's a big camera, no hiding it this won't fit in your pocket, but it is extremely comfortable to hold and much easier to handle than the 400D. The setup is simpler in many ways with two wheels, but if you're a novice and this is your first DSLR you need to spend a day or two with the instruction manual taking so creative shots to see what it can do.

The shutter noise is fairly loud, but it is a muffled loud if that makes sense so it's not too noticeable. Continuous shooting is a dream with 8 shots off in next to no time if you want it, at the slower mode you get about a dozen continuous shots before the camera slows down.

I've only shot RAW and I'm impressed with the quality of the images, excellent colour and very little noise. Note that RAW doesn't work on OS X 10.4.10 yet so you'll have to wait for the 10.4.11 update, use the Canon software (I use Aperture) or upgrade to OS X 10.5.

Overall this is a very solid investment.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N Stephens on 8 Jun. 2009
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After owning a 400D for a couple of years i was wanting to upgrade to a more 'capable' SLR. There really are only two(2) front runners in the Pro-Am area, namely Canon and Nikon, so who to choose?

After much investigation and getting advice from some local professionals, Namely London Camera Exchange in Cheltenham, i was left with three choices. the Canon 50D, Canon 40D and the new Nikon D300. Again i looked very closely at what the marketplace was saying, plus a few more professional comments i decided on the 40D.

I know what your thinking, why on earth would you spend all that money on a camera that has the same 10.1 megapixel capablity as the 400D, and seems to have only a few extra functions? Well i can tell you that they are 'MILES' apart in performance. The picture quality with the exact same lenses that were used on my 400D is just amazing especially in low light conditions. The 400D always seemed to produce 'DULL' images that always had to be pepped up in Photoshop or Paint shop pro. But the 40D produces images that are much crisper and much brighter, sometimes not needing any adjustment at all, which is pretty damn good at this price level.

Just before you ask, but why not have the latest version the 50D? the answer is simple. The more megapixels you squeeze onto a small sensor, the more picture degradation you will suffer. Even though you get 15 megapixels, you also get more picture 'Noise' especially when taking pictures in low light situations, so in actual fact the extra money spent is not getting you the 'X' factor....

Buy this camera whilst you can, soon it wont be available at all because of the 50D, but this is definately a better camera.
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87 of 90 people found the following review helpful By M. Pearse on 15 Oct. 2007
A sudden rush of blood to the head last Friday found me parting company with £1k to become the owner of the EOS 40d + 17-85 lens. Stupid really considering I had only wanted to get a new point and shoot.

I already own a 20d which has performed admirably well over the years. As you can imagine, the buyers remorse hit soon after I left the store and I wondered if I had made the right decision...

Two outings at the weekend have answered the question...MOST DEFINATELY YES!

This camera has to be the most intuitive, easy to use SLR I have owned.

It is simple things that make this a joy to use.

The viewfinder is much bigger and brighter. The LCD screen is a lot bigger than the 20d and provides you with a much better image to analyse post shot...unlike the 20d, you can see if you have suffered from camera shake or you are out of focus.

My favourite new feature is the 'picture style' setting, which is really just the old preferences setting but a hell of a lot easier to find and use. Press the button, dial in the setting and the camera will adjust contrast, sharpness, saturation etc to provide excellent results. I set the camera to landscape and the resultant shots were superb, with the blues and greens nicely saturated but not to the point of looking like a comic.

The picture style also allows you to set the camera to black & white a lot quicker than it did on the old 20d.

Maybe my old 20d had metering issues but the results on the 40d are noticably more colourful and with greater detail. I also don't seem to be suffering with the wonky horizons that plagued my 20d shots.

I also like the added sensor cleaning feature but it is too early to say whether that really works or it is a gimic!
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