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.
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
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.
The Canon 40D is a perfect camera for pre-professionals
9 September 2012
Excerpt: When I bought this camera two years ago, I considered myself to be an Amateur photographer. I mainly take pictures of families and children. This was my second Canon. My first was the Canon Rebel XTI. I taught myself how to shoot strictly in manual on that camera so when I purchased the 40D, I already had the knowledge of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. This camera was a huge step above the Rebel. It had a higher ISO than I became used to and also had a 10.1...
Excerpt: The Canon 40D was my first canon camera (I had the Nikon D40 before it). I entered into the realm of canon because I liked their selection of glass more. I chose the canon 40D over the canon xsi or the canon t2i because I did not want a camera that felt like a toy. I held the canon xsi and it was too small for me. It really is geared towards people who are hopping on the photography trend and just want to look cute and cool.
The Canon EOS 40D is versatile with a full range of lenses.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: The Canon 4D is a camera that captures 8 million pixels, allowing for expansion in the reproductive process that is compatible with new generation printers. It is easy to operate, conveniently fits into a relatively small carrying bag that permits ease of a full range of uses from close focused pictures to more panoramic scenes.
Excerpt: The Canon 40D has been a great camera for me to start diving into photography a bit more! I love the options it has, and it has been relatively easy to learn the ins and outs of the camera! I have had the camera for about a year now and just recently have started shooting in manual mode when the setting is just right! I love shooting in P and AV modes!
Excerpt: Great camera and easy to use. I would only suggest this camera to someone who is familiar with general photography, such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they relate to eachother, as well as different types of white balance and lenses. This camera is awseome, but if you are just going to keep it on "auto-pilot" you are wasting your money.