Excerpt: About a month ago I purchased a Canon EOS 40D SLR. I’m a female, so the camera was a little bit too big for my hands, but that didn’t stop me from purchasing it. I feel that it was the best purchase I have made all year.
Great product for the money...very satisfied with it!
7 April 2014
Summary: The Canon 40D is a good camera rugged and practical...the only problem I for see is the complexity of the settings...it's takes a little a little time to get used to it. But once you understand the settings it works and the possibilities are endless! The camera is used but in good shape and I got it for about $230.00 which makes the whole deal sweet!
Summary: The body was as described. I bought the camera for my nephew and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The prior repairs of a common problem was a plus along with low number of shutter actuations. The one drawback was heavy wear on the strap latch area otherwise a very good experience.
Wonderful but it's been upgraded several times now with new features
Ms. Alice A. Gless, Amazon
19 December 2013
Summary: I kept my 20D and bought this one for my granddaughter for college graduation. She was getting the most beautiful, gorgeous pictures with it. Somehow she learned how to use completely manual settings. Probably the most useful, practical thing she learned for all the expense of college (has a good career now but could have started with her talent and hs grad). Was starting to do weddings. Stunning color.
Summary: Best camera ever. I absolutely loved this camera. I bought it used from Earth Green Values and it was in excellent condition. I can't stop taking pictures of everything around. I'm keeping this camera for many years to come.
Summary: I purchased this camera to take photos of caribou jaws for my boss to prepare a guide that would allow people to learn how to age the caribou by the wear on the teeth. Since the jaws are 3-dimensional and long, with various surfaces that are all important to aging, my other cameras just could not focus the jaws properly no matter how hard I tried.
Summary: I bought this camera in 2007 and have used it for work and for fun almost every day. It has become a reliable companion. I have been using this camera mainly with the Tamron 17-50/2,8 non VC, and have got very sharp and satisfying images. Lately I have used it with the Canon 15-85 IS USM, and yes, very sharp and nice images. What is there not to like about it? Not much really.
Pros: Great IQ with the right lenses, solid feel, reliable workhorse, good iso to 1600, even at times to 3200
Cons: Strange blueish colorcast on rear lcd, auto iso stuck on 400 seems useless
This is a Fantastic Camera for a Budding Photographer
10 June 2013
Summary: I bought this camera last summer used, and I absolutely love this camera. I have taken probably 5000 or more exposures with this since I got it, and the quality is just fantastic. It is simple to use, but has a ton of options for manual settings. The zoom lens that comes with is produces sharp images and auto-focuses very well. The zoom range is very useful for an all-purpose lens, works for tight indoor spaces and outdoor subjects at range.
Summary: Upgraded to an EOS 40D from a 10 D as I cracked the viewer of my old work camera...Didn't want to spend a fortune so purchased a used one on E-Bay. Very similar to my 10 D but a little more sensitive and crotchety. Doesn't always have instant shutter and seems to take longer to focus in low light situations. Disappointed Canon changed the battery extender pack set up so that my old one won't work on this model.