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This review is from: Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens Kit) (Electronics)
I have just taken delivery of this camera and kit yesterday and am just coming to terms with all the options.
i have just upgraded from the Samsung GX-10 (twin lens kit) as i wanted to expand the lenses i have and much more lenses are available for Canon cameras.
Firstly, on paper the spec for this camera did not appear much better than the samsung but how wrong was i to wonder how the Canon would compare. The images are sharper, the colours better and all the functions are available without having to scroll through the menus.
The camera is a bit larger than the samsung and also the Canon 400D or 450D but not significantly heavier.
The best feature so far is the very impressive image stabilising which you can actaully see working in the viewfinder. This works a treat especially as you zoom in further.
The auto focus is also very fast and accurate, rarely struggling to lock on to anything. It is also hardly audible when it locks focus.
The only down side is the Canon remote (RC-1) does not work with this camera and the only one that does is ridiculous money. This is dissappointing as the cheaper samsung was compatible with cheap remotes.
All in all this is a first class camera though and i would recommend this to anyone in the market for a D-SLR.
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Initial post: 30 Oct 2008 12:02:36 GMT
Whilst it is true that the RC I does not work with this camera, it works with the RS80N3. i picked one of these up for £18 off Amazon. This is a far superior remote to the RC I - better made and with better functionality. I think this reviewer must be referring to the all singing all dancing wireless remote which is available for professional wildlife photographers and costs in the region of £100.
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