Canon EOS 40D

Announced Aug 20, 2007 •
10 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
JC_Denton1
 
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From day 1 I feel the image looks soft, even when paired with Canon 17-55mm lens. After 1 year, the lens showed ERROR 01 and Canon decided to charge me $400 to replace the stabiliser. A few months later, this time its the 40D camera turn showing the dreaded ERROR 99 showed up and Canon wants $600 to change the shutter. Camera only have 1500 actuation. I binned it straight away and the next guy just took it. What a joke. I was not satisfied with this product at all. I moved to Nikon and I am ...

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dean730
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I bought this in February 2008 as my first journey into the DSLR world. I have been a hardcore film user for years and thought I'd never make the switch. I have been so pleased with this camera and it's durability. I have taken this on several multi-day canoe trips, taken backpacking, and through some very harsh conditions and still works the same as the day I bought it 6 years ago.

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Douglas McEwen
 
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Upgraded from 30D. Tried to like this camera but autofocus was inconsistent and I thought it was a problem with my 24-70L lens. Sent the lens for service and wasted 100 dollars to find out it the lens was just fine. Canon service said there was nothing wrong with the camera. Autofocus consistency got gradually worse to the point where I was relying on my 30D backup mostly. Back to Canon service 2 more times and more song and dance about how there was nothing wrong with it. What a joke! ...

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ElastickPhotographyUK
 
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I bough this camera second hand 1 year to replace a 400D that I dropped. Having started a small Portrait Business, I wanted something a bit more sturdy. Working in camera retail, I was tempted by 7D's and 5D's but a college suggested trying a 40D out in the studio. It was great! Colour tones are really true to the subject and images look stunning. My old EF 50mm 1.8 Mrk1 lives on the camera and produces brilliantly sharp images. All round very impressed along with my clients :P Problems: Not ...

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bigdaddave
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I'm on my second 40D, I sold the first to buy a 50D then sold that as I hated the noisy images and bought another 40D. It's got an old version of liveview and a lowish res LCD but it's just a really nice camera to use and is very fast in operation. IF ONLY Canon had put the 450D sensor in the 40D they would have had a classic. Problems: 10 meg needs careful framing - you can't afford to lose many pixels, high ISO looking a bit dated, but it's still good to 800.

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Donnie G
 
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Solid construction (magnesium alloy covers), light weight, fast burst rate (6 fps), extremely durable shutter, reliable autofocus, comfortable optical viewfinder, compatible with the same Sandisk Extreme compact flash cards I invested in in 2006, same control layout as my 5D, decent weather sealing, smaller than full frame form factor, nice high ISO performance to 800 (have used ISO 1600 with usable results in a pinch), optional grid screen for OVF (I use this accessary daily), optional ...

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Felixgutt
 
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This is the fastest camera I have ever owned. I sold only because I wanted to move to full frame

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Wintergreen
 
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I bought it just before the 50d arrived, so I had a good deal. It's been nearly 3 years and it's still a pleasure. Pictures are great, ergonomics are perfect, it's solid and well built and black! I love black cameras. Specially black "metal" cameras and this one is very black and full metal, which is good. Once, I had a bird shitting on it in Washington (true, in Georgetown, in a little garden). That's the biggest problem with black metal cameras, white bird shit shows like crazy on it, and ...

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I bought by ebay for 50% by one year old. I do not need the contrast autofocus in liveview which have the 50d and 60d. I love the up to 6pictures per second. I love the 3 full custom settings memory with. E.g. I use for A) black and white in high contrast B) overexp with soft colors and contrast to do human portraits and baby photo C) manual awb sunlight with 3shoot mode and +1/0/-1 Each in special af mode and focus selection and flash settings. I love this machine, special the ergonomic ...

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Aidan Jaros Grilli
 
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This is the first DSLR that my family (mum, dad & siblings) has had. Personally it is great. We only have a small lense but it does the job. My grandmother has the 50D and my uncle has the 550D mark 2. They are all great. I am saving up for a camera and twin lense kit which is $899.00. Problems: None

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