9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
good camera, bit heavy and shutter problem error 99,
This review is from: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Kit) (Electronics)
It is a good camera overall, though a bit heavy. Overall I was satisfied but 7 months after I purchased it stopped working. Whenever I pressed the shutter button: the shutter opened but stayed open for very long, no image was recorded and the error 99 code came on "shooting is not possible, turn the power switch to <OFF> and <ON> again or re-install the battery". Neither turning the power nor changing the battery (or the card or the lens)made any difference. Eventually the camera was repaired under the warranty (shutter unit replaced) at no charge but I was left without my onlr SLR for almost 4 weeks. I suppose any camera can break down and it is the frequency of the break-downs or faults which matters. Still I will not score more than 2 stars as - in my own limited experience - this camera let me down.