Excerpt: Before I start writing my review of CanonÂ’s EOS 40D camera, IÂ’d like to you ask you, the reader/consumer, a few questions. Please answer them honestly. That, and this detailed 40D digital SLR camera review, will tell you if the Canon EOS 40D is right for you.
Summary: The EOS 40D is the perfect solution for those who dreamed of a 1D Mark III but couldn’t afford it. It can also be used as an excellent secondary solution for professional photographers. It’s impressive to see all the things that Canon managed to put inside this new EOS. With a price tag of less than 800€ here in Japan, the price/quality ratio is simply unbeatable!
Pros: The style, Image quality in ISO 1600., Live View., Very quick Auto Focus., Settings possibilities,, … and more.
Cons: I don’t want to give it back!, No AF in LiveView., Buttons under the screen are too sensitive.
Excerpt: The EOS 40D is the latest mid-range DSLR from Canon and sees several enhancements and refinements over its predecessor the EOS 30D. It faces stiff competition from several models, including the soon-to-be-released Nikon D300. Daniel Lezano finds out just how well it performs [ CLOSE ] Handling & ease of use: As you'd expect of a mid-range DSLR, the EOS 40D is built to a very high standard.
Conclusion: The fastest ISO setting is 1600 (or 3200 if the flash is not required). The 40D also has ‘Highlight Tone Priority’ which boosts the dynamic range for lighter areas of the image so that greater tonal detail can be obtained from lighter garments and other light coloured objects.
Excerpt: Canon's EOS 30D was the DSLR middleweight contender to beat for most of 2007, thanks to its tough body, great image quality, fast autofocus, and semi-pro controls. So it's no surprise that the new 10.1MP EOS 40D ($1,300, street, body only; $1,500, street, with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens) holds fast to the 30D's overall body design and exposure controls. In fact, from the front it's hard to tell them apart.
Excerpt: Don't think for a minute that the new Canon EOS 40D is simply an incremental upgrade to the 30D. Although the 10.1-megapixel EOS 40D has a virtually identical hand-feel to the 8.2 megapixel EOS 30D it replaces, it shows improvements over its predecessor in several ways.
Excerpt: We'll admit it. It took us some time to warm up to the idea of "Live View" functions on DSLRs. No more! Now that we've spent some time in the studio with the Canon EOS 40D and its Live View capabilities, we're sold on its uses in the studio and other controlled situations. Sure, there are times in the field when Live View on the camera's LCD may come in handy for low or high-angle framing, but the real strength of Live View is in the studio, when the 40D is tethered to a...
Summary: Canon’s EOS 40D is a camera that boasts some neat technology, so much there’s not room to do it all justice here, suffice to say, barring the metering anomaly (which a firmware upgrade is likely to sort easily), this is a great camera with a massive potential and worth a closer look.
Pros: Handling, image quality, ease of use, good dust removal system and prevention, AF, great colour and white balance, low noise, Good software.
Cons: Over crowded buttons, fussy button/dial combinations, metering foibles.