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Power and versatility in one supremely equipped tool for the discerning photographer. Step up to the challe... See full description.
  • SLR
  • 3888x2592 pixels

Product Information

product description

Power and versatility in one supremely equipped tool for the discerning photographer. Step up to the challenge of 6.5fps, 10.1 Megapixels and a host of features designed to help you raise your game.

Features

  • 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

Made to be challenged.

10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s 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 shooting
The 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 points
The 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 mode
The 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 processor
Fast 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 System
Canon’s 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 Style
Picture 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 Picture Style Editor software.

Magnesium alloy body
A durable magnesium alloy body with environmental seals protects the camera from the rigours of heavy use.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 40D is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses, and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. Wireless shooting and remote file transfers are possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3.

Connectivity
Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.

product specification
Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3888x2592 pixels
Optical zoom ratio 1x optical zoom
Screen size 3"
Digital zoom ratio 1x digital zoom
Type of image stabiliser No image stabiliser
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash storage
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 740g
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed 1/8000 min. shutter speed
Longest shutter speed 1/30 max. shutter speed
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 107.8x145.5x73.5mm
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f3.5-5.6 max. aperture lens 1
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 72mm filter lens 1
Release date 4 Sep 2007
Height in mm 107.8
Width in mm Width: 145.5mm
Depth in mm 73.5
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes