Upgrading from 40D

Started Apr 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Flying Fish Veteran Member • Posts: 4,476
Re: Upgrading from 40D

I can't add much to what others have said but perhaps some confirming opinions. I have the 7D--never owned the 40D but have handled it and seen others' images with it--and I'm inclined to agree that for pure IQ you'd be disappointed. I think the 1D4 and 5D3 do have better IQ and if money weren't an object I'd probably get a 5D3.

The 7D's AF really is very good. It has a very bright 100% coverage viewfinder and pretty good video. 18MP versus 10MP is noticeable; I notice the difference between 18MP and 12MP. 8 fps is nice, too. So I think if you need better handling of action, then the 7D makes sense. But it's more than 2.5 years old now and I'd be inclined to wait for a bit to see what might happen. Or get the 5D3.


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