EOS 40D – the mid-range SLR with high-end punch
The EOS 40D, introduced by Canon in August 2007, set a new standard for mid-range digital SLR cameras. Although it is aimed at the enthusiast market, it has a feature set that is more commonly associated with high-end, professional cameras.
Who is it for?
The EOS 40D is a camera that’s aimed at the consumer market. The APS-C sensor makes it compatible with the smaller and lighter Canon EF-S range of lenses. Although it is consumer orientated, the EOS 40D has also found favour with professionals who are looking for a lightweight, fast, second camera to partner with a EOS-1 series model or an EOS 5D Mark II.
- 10.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- High precision wide area AF
- 3-inch LCD with Live View mode
- DIGIC III processor
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- Picture Style
- Magnesium alloy body
Capturing high resolution images even when the subject is moving quickly is easy with the 10.1megapixel resolution and 6.5fps shooting speed. Colour fidelity and tonal gradation is improved with the 14-bit colour depth capturing 16,384 colours per channel and the inclusion of highlight tone priority to improve the gradation in the highlight regions.
The integrated sensor cleaning system helps to remove the problem of dust appearing in your images, and the dedicated optional WiFi unit allows you to wirelessly transmit images back to a computer, or to control the camera in real-time from a computer.
The newly-developed 9-point AF system provides nine cross-type AF points to give an increase of 1.3x in focusing speed when compared to the EOS 30D, allowing fast moving subjects to be tracked with ease. The inclusion of a dedicated AF-ON button as seen on the professional EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1Ds Mark III DSLRs improves handling and provides more options for customising the way that you interact with the camera.
The resolution, size, weight and high frame rate make the EOS 40D perfect for almost any type of photography, and it would make an excellent back-up camera to one of the 1-series cameras in a high-end setup.
- APS-C sensor
The APS-C sensor incorporated into the EOS 40D allows for a smaller and lighter camera than a full-frame camera, and it also gives photographers access to the Canon EF-S range of lenses as well as the EF range. This opens up a world of high performance yet lightweight lenses, that are especially suited to travel photography.
- Live View Mode
Live View Mode lets you see what the sensor sees on the EOS 40D’s LCD monitor before you take the picture. It can be used to compose your image, check focus and exposure, and accurately use graduated filters should you want to. The fully live histogram lets you see the effect of changes in shutter speed and aperture on the overall exposure and you can use the depth-of-field preview button to see how much will be in focus before you take the picture.
- EOS Integrated Cleaning
System Dust is a fact of life with digital cameras. The EOS ICS helps to minimise dust entering the camera, repels dust that does get in and removes dust that’s made it onto the sensor.
- 9 cross-type AF points
The AF system provides a fast and accurate way of focusing on your subjects. Featuring 9 cross-type sensors there is no need to be shackled to the central AF point when focusing on a moving subject, as the peripheral points are almost as sensitive.
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