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Canon 40D

A Great Upgrade For Moderately Experienced Photographers

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A Next Logical Step in Equipment

  • Jan 27, 2009
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The Canon 40D is an excellent upgrade idea for any photographer looking to graduate from the camera they learned to shoot on.

The clarity is excellent and the larger LCD display makes it much easier to see whats going on. There are more advanced features that will continue to help you expand your knowledge and test your limits as a photographer.

My only caution would be low light situations. The auto-focus gets a bit sluggish in dark scenarios. Other than that, I haven't seen anything that I disapprove of on this camera.

Price wise, this camera is in a great position. Honestly, if you're contemplating the Digital XSi and you're not intimidated easily, you may want to consider this camera too. its a few bucks more, but the differences are great.

I could go into all the deets on this machine, but I won't. Check out the Wiki for all the technical info.

All in all, this is a solid camera and well worth the money.

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  • Product Type Digital camera - SLR
  • Weight 1.5 lbs
  • Width 5.7 in
  • Depth 2.9 in
  • Height 4.3 in
  • Body Material Magnesium alloy

Main Features

  • Resolution 10.1 megapixels
  • Sensor resolution 10.1 megapixels
  • Optical Sensor Type CMOS
  • Effective Sensor Resolution 10,500,000 pixels
  • Total Pixels 10,100,000 pixels
  • Light Sensitivity ISO 3200 , ISO 100-1600
  • Field of View Crop Factor 1.6
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
  • Sensor Dust Reduction Yes
  • Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
  • Sensor Features EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • X-sync Speed 1/250 sec
  • Exposure Metering Spot , Evaluative , Partial (9%) , Center-weighted
  • Exposure Modes Bulb Manual Program Automatic Depth-of-field Shutter-priority Aperture-priority E-TTL II program flash
  • Exposure Compensation ?3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
  • White Balance Custom , Presets , Automatic
  • White Balance Presets Flash , Shade , Cloudy , Daylight , Fluorescent , Tungsten light , 2500K - 10000K (100K steps)
  • Status LCD Display Information Program , Aperture , Drive mode , Film speed , Flash mode , Focus area , Frame counter , Metering mode , Photo quality , Shutter speed , Autofocus mode , Self-timer mode , Photos remaining , Battery condition , Manual focus mode , Red-eye reduction , Exposure compensation , White balance indicators
  • Still Image Format RAW JPEG RAW + JPEG
  • Continuous Shooting Speed ...
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