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Canon EOS 40D
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Canon EOS 40D

The Canon EOS 40D is a semi professional 10.1 megapixel digital Read more

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Overall 9
8.9
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
29 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Seven years since the EOS D30, the sixth incarnation of that camera displays all of the advantages of a progressive evolution in both features and quality. With each step up the evolutionary ladder to the EOS 40D Canon has demonstrated improvements in image quality, performance, usability and...
  • Pros: Excellent resolution, good per-pixel sharpness, Good tonal response, dynamic range extended compared to competition, EOS 30D, Highlight tone priority option delivers even more dynamic range with very little downside, Trademark Canon CMOS noise free images, remain detailed even at high sensitiviti...
  • Cons: Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light, Picture Style tone curve not indicated in camera menu (contrast is an offset, not absolute), Continuous shooting rate slower than specified, 6 fps @ 1/500 sec, 6.3 fps @ 1/4000 sec, No contrast detect AF in Liv...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
30 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera The seven models, from EOS D30 to the 40D, have changed drastically. The image sensor and processor took huge steps forwards and also the DSLR camera itself improved a lot. Can you still imagine how happy a 1.8-inch monitor on the back of a camera made you?
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
8.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

Canon EOS 40D Review

What Digital Camera
4 December 2007
  • Summary: This is a proper upgrade to the 20D, whereas the 30D felt more of a stop-gap, and as a result the camera has caught up with the times. It’s very well made, has some interesting and useful new features and should be popular with previous Canon owners and those wishing to upgrade from either the 400D...
  • Pros: Build quality, 6.5fps, 3in LCD screen, image detail.
  • Cons: Some handling issues, low resolution LCD screen.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 40D

Camera Labs
1 September 2007
  • Summary: Canon’s EOS 40D arrived almost like clockwork, 18 months after its predecessor. This came as no surprise since Canon’s updated this particular product line at predictable intervals, but the burning question was how much of an upgrade it would be.
  • Pros: Superb handling and 6.5fps shooting., Great build & improved weatherproofing., Live View and PC remote control., Effective anti-dust during our test period.
  • Cons: Resolution not a big step-up., Default settings benefit from sharpening., Screen doesn’t have VGA resolution., No HDMI port and tough rivals.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 40D

Camera Labs
1 September 2007
  • Summary: Canon’s EOS 40D arrived almost like clockwork, 18 months after its predecessor. This came as no surprise since Canon’s updated this particular product line at predictable intervals, but the burning question was how much of an upgrade it would be.
  • Pros: Superb handling and 6.5fps shooting., Great build & improved weatherproofing., Live View and PC remote control., Effective anti-dust during our test period.
  • Cons: Resolution not a big step-up., Default settings benefit from sharpening., Screen doesn’t have VGA resolution., No HDMI port and tough rivals.
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Overall 10
10
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Overall quality 10
10
Photo quality - landscapes 10
10
Photo quality - macro 8
8.0
Photo quality - portraits 8
8.0
Photo quality - low light 8
8.0
Photo quality - sports 10
10

Canon EOS 40D

digicambuyer.co.uk
1 January 2009
  • Conclusion: A generally superb camera, offering some simple pleasures instead of just headline-grabbing numbers
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
6 July 2008
  • Summary: For at least a little while it appears the Canon 40D is king of the hill. While the Nikon D80 and D200 both provide reasonable alternatives for enthusiasts, and the Nikon D40x and Canon EOS 400D are both more suitable options for amateurs, the 40D's blend of great pictures, rugged construction and...
  • Pros: Brilliant image quality, speedy burst mode, robust construction, dust reduction solution
  • Cons: Some minor auto focus problems in low light
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 40D

Trusted Reviews
8 April 2008
Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
7.5
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 8
7.5

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
19 February 2008
  • Summary: Canon’s taken a long time to bring the resolution of its semi-pro model into line with the cheaper entry-level 400D. If you shoot RAW, if you need that sensational 6.5fps shooting, and if you want a tough, long-lasting camera, the 40D is exceptional value for money.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 40D Review

ePHOTOzine
25 September 2007
  • Summary: The 40D offers a distinct step up from the 30D in terms of image quality and speed of handling and shooting. It has a very good build quality with plenty of buttons for often-used features, but there are some handling issues, and it's annoying to have to go into the menu system to turn certain...
  • Pros: 6.5fps shooting speed!, Well made, solid body, Fast and responsive AF, Beginner modes, Large, 3in. LCD screen, Colour configurations, Good shutter speed range, Live View works well, Low noise, well controlled, Built-in sensor cleaning
  • Cons: Some usability weaknesses, AF point system limited, Kit lens not the sharpest, Most rivals offer 12Mp
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