Other Sellers on Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available

Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

by Canon

Available from these sellers.
5 used from £129.99 1 refurbished from £250.00
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Battery Model: Camera Specific Powerpacks
  • Battery Type: Canon NB-2LH
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Built-in Flash: Yes
  • CD-R / CD-RW: No
  • Camera Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2592
  • Camera Resolution Width in Pixel: 3888
  • Changeable Lens: Yes
  • Chip Type: CMOS
  • Compact Flash Card: Yes
  • Depth in mm: 65
  • Digital Zoom (Ratio): 1
  • Effective Pixel (in Megapixel): 10.1
  • Height (mm): 94.2
  • Image Stabiliser: No
  • LCD Monitor Resolution in Pixel: 230000
  • LCD Monitor Size in Inch: 2.5
  • Longest Shutter Speed: 30s
  • Longest Shutter Speed in s: 30s
  • MP3 Playback: No
  • Maximum Pixel (in Megapixel): 10.5
  • Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
  • Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: No
  • Memory Type: Internal + External
  • Micro Drive: Yes
  • Mini Secure Digital Card: No
  • Movie / Voice Recording: No
  • Multimedia Card: No
  • PC Card: No
  • Photo Resolution Height in Pixel: 2592
  • Photo Resolution Heigth in Pixel: 2592
  • Photo Resolution Width in Pixel: 3888
  • PictBridge: Yes
  • RAW Format: Yes
  • Range Finder Type: Optical / Electronic Viewfinder + LCD
  • Reduced Size Multimedia Card: No
  • SLR / Compact: SLR
  • Secure Digital Card: No
  • Secure Digital High Capacity Card (SDHC): No
  • Sensor Size: 22,2 x 14,8 mm
  • Serial Shot Mode: Yes
  • Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/4000s
  • Shortest Shutter Speed in s: 1/4000s
  • Smart Media Card: No
  • Weight in Grams: 510
  • WiFi Connectivity: No
  • Width (mm): 126.5
  • XD Card: No
  • Zoom Type: Not Applicable
  • microSD/ TransFlash Card: No

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Visit our Canon shop to see the full range of Canon products.

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 9.4 x 6.5 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Item model number: 1237B023AA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Jan 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,127 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See all 18 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

166 of 167 people found the following review helpful By Bobster on 21 Jan 2008
Given a growing interest in photographing wildlife added to the desire to shoot in continuous frame mode more often than not (vs the cost of film) I realised it was time to "give digital a go".

I've been a long time fan of Canon film SLRs due to fast and reliable focusing, generally consistent metering, common sense ergonomics, and intuitive menuing. And so I expected these brand qualities to be found in the Canon EOS 400D. (Yes a 40D would have been nice, but it was the 400D that fitted my budget.)

I wasn't disappointed. All the usual controls were located in the usual places, e.g. exposure mode selection dial, command wheel, single frame vs continuous, focus mode etc. If you can find your way through the average mobile phone menu then you will be able to navigate your way through the various software menu tabs, even if some of the options are somewhat unfamiliar. Even though I had never before used a digital camera of any sort, let alone a DSLR, I managed to work out what most of the menu options did. That said, there is no substitute for a read through the manual and I only really found out how to get the best out of the 400D after a read though the manual.

My first time of using the 400D was at the London Wetlands Centre, attached to a Canon 70-200 F4 IS. I was genuinely amazed at the image quality that the 400D's APS-C sized CMOS sensor is capable of delivering. Viewing the images later on my laptop I could resolve feather filaments on birds, hairs on squirrels. I was gobsmacked. I found it incredible that this much detail could be captured on a CMOS sensor approximately 22x15mm in size.

So why buy the 400D body rather than one of the 400D kits?
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
217 of 222 people found the following review helpful By A. Butterfield TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Oct 2006
I've 'graduated' from a Canon Ixus, through a Canon Pro1 fixed lens 'prosumer', to the EOS 400D. They're all very different and it takes a while to get the best from a new camera when you jump to a new level.

I almost bought the 400D's predecessor, the 350D, but guessed it wouldn't be long before there was a new one with a bigger screen, and here it is. Worth waiting for for that alone. I'm happy too to have the dust reduction stuff, and apparently it focusses better than the old one too - I can't comment.

You hear people on the net moan that the 400D is too small. But if you're moving up from a compact camera you'll be thankful it isn't any bigger than it is! I find it comfortable enough to hold, and all the buttons are in the right place. After a delicate little compact, everything feels tonka-toy chunky and business-like. It feels pretty tough. There are grippy textures where your fingers fall, so you don't feel like you're going to drop it. You get a wide neck strap that has a built in viewfinder cover for self-timer shots (apparently, if your eye isn't up to the lens, stray light can get in through the viewfinder.)

People have mixed feelings about the lack of a separate LCD to show settings, but having used the camera, I can see why Canon did it. The info displays are superb, and since you're not framing the shot with the LCD, why not? The screen goes blank when you look through the viewfinder so it doesn't distract.

I was worried by what some people have said about the viewfinder being a small tunnel. Maybe, compared to more expensive cameras, but coming from a smaller camera, the viewfinder seems to me to be very good indeed.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 19 April 2007
Have got both this camera and it's predecessor the 350D , for ease of use the 400D is a lot better . Though some of that might be down to knowing what the menus do as they are essentially the same . It's difficult to see any difference in image quality unless you are making big big enlargements , I've had some 20x30inch prints done that came out very well . Hopefully the sensor cleaning will prove it's capability as I'm forever changing lenses and dust build up did become noticeable on the 350D .

I always try to shoot RAW images in aperture or shutter priority mode and keep away from auto mode . But the best thing you can do for this camera is not buy the kit lens but instead invest some money in 'L' glass if you can afford it or look at some of the 3rd party lenses , Sigma , Tokina or Tamron . For good lens reviews of all makes try PhotoZone or Fred Miranda ( FM Reviews )
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Charlwood on 18 Sep 2008
The 400D is an excellent slr for the price. If you combine the camera with good lenses pictures are sharp, well saturated and can be printed on A2 - I have several examples on my walls. It is extremely easy to use.

The only drawback I experienced of this camera is buffer speed. If you're not technical buffer speed is how fast the camera transfers your photos onto the CF card, in other words if you take 8 shots the buffer speed determines how long you have to wait to shoot again. The frames per second are more than adequate, however as I do a lot of portrait work I found having to wait to take another series of shots occasionally annoying.

On the whole the 400D is excellent however, I have done several semi-pro shoots with it and I never felt I was short changing customers as the results were excellent.

If the 400D fits your price range and you want a superb introductory camera or you're on a budget...buy it. Spend everything else you have on the best lenses you can afford. You won't regret it.

I found no under-exposure problems on my 400D, although I almost always shot in the more advanced modes. However this is what they are for. If your camera is under exposing the simple solution is to use the 'exposure compensation' which is utilised with the scroller wheel and the 'Av+/-' button next to the display.

Your photography will benefit from mastering the more advanced features of the camera :)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Look for similar items by category