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The Canon EOS 40D:

Canon EOS 40D

Announced in August 2007, the Canon EOS 40D became replaced the Canon EOS 30D as the prosumer model in Canons DSLR line-up.

The Canon EOS 40D has a higher resolution sensor than the 30D (10 megapixels vs. 8 megapixels), better noise control at high ISO's, a larger memory buffer, an increased frame rate (6.5 frames per second vs 5 fps for the 30D), and a new 14 bit RAW format.

The replacement for the Canon EOS 40D, the 15 megapixel Canon EOS 50D was announced in August 2008.

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Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 40D Specifications:

Manufacturer: Canon
Model: EOS 40D
MSRP: $1,099.99
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Date Announced: 2007-08-20
Sensor Format, Size: APS-C
22.2mm x 14.8mm
Sensor Type: CMOS
Automatic Sensor Cleaner: No
Total Pixels: 10.5 million
Effective Pixels: 10.1 million
Image Area (pixels): JPEG
Large: 3,888 x 2,592
Medium: 2,816 x 1,880
Small: 1,936 x 1,288

RAW: 3,888 x 2,592
sRAW: 1,936 x 1,288
Max. Frames Per Second: 6.5 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 3.0 in. TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Brightness Adjustment: 7 levels
Shutter Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3 stop increments)
ISO Range: Base ISO 100-1,600 in steps of 1/3, 1 EV
Extended ISO 100-3,200
Storage Media: CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
UDMA Support: No
Storage System: JPEG, RAW
File System: DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21)
Exposure Modes: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Metering System: 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73F/23C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Compensation: Yes, +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
Exposure Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Release Modes: Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)
White Balance Bracketing: Yes, +/-3 stops in full-stop increments
White Balance Fine Tuning: Yes
Live View: (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a
Playback Functions: Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible
Interface: Hi-speed USB
Extension System Terminal for connection to WFT-E3/E3A
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.6 times lens focal length
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Viewfinder: Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Approx. 95% Coverage
Approx. 0.95 Magnification
22mm Eyepoint
Reflex Mirror: Quick-return half mirror
Focusing Screen: Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Depth-of-field Control: Yes
Autofocus System: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses
Metering Range EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73F/23C)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 9
Focus Modes: Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
Picture Control: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Built-in Flash: Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Guide Number: 13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time App
External Flash Shoe: Yes
Dust-Off Reference Photo: No
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: No
Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility: N/A
Flash Sync Speed: 1/250
X-Sync Speed: 1/250
Flash Control: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlites. Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Sync Terminal: Yes
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Batteries: BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512
AC Adaptor: AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
Voice Memo Function: No
Battery Life: Up to 1100
Approx. Dimensions: 5.7 in. x 4.2 in. x 2.9 in.
145.5mm x 107.8mm x 73.5mm
Approx. Weight: 26.1 oz.
Supplied Software: EOS Digital Solution Disk
Supplied Accessories: EOS 40D Body
Eyecup Eb
Wide Neck Strap EW-100DGR
Video Cable VC-100
USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
Battery Pack BP-511A
Battery Charger CG-580
"Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet
EOS Digital Solution CD
Software Instruction Manual
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