Canon EOS 600D vs. Canon EOS 40D

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Oct 24, 2007
Feb 7, 2011
Aug 20, 2007
 
Compact SLR
Mid-size SLR
 
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
5184 x 2912, 4608 x 3456,3456 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 3456 x 1944, 3072 x 2304, 2592 x 1728, 2592 x 1456, 2304 x 1728, 2304 x 2304, 1920 x 1280, 1920 x 1080, 1728 x 1728, 1696 x 1280, 1280 x 1280, 720 x 480, 720 x 400, 640 x 480, 480 x 480
2816 x 1880, 1936 x 1288
1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
3:2
18 megapixels
10 megapixels
19 megapixels
11 megapixels
APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
APS-C (22.2 x 14.8 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
Digic 4
 
 
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, (12800 with boost)
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (H)
12800
3200
6
6
Yes
Yes
No
No
RAW
RAW
Fine, Normal
Fine, Normal
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
Yes (3-10x )
No
Yes
Yes
9
9
Canon EF/EF-S
Canon EF/EF-S
1.6×
1.6×
 
Fully articulated
Fixed
3
3
1,040,000
230,000
No
No
TFT color LCD, liquid-crystal monitor
 
Yes
Yes
Optical (pentamirror)
Optical (pentaprism)
95%
95%
0.85× (0.53× 35mm equiv.)
0.95× (0.59× 35mm equiv.)
 
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/8000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
Yes
 
Yes (Pop-up)
Yes (pop-up)
13.00 m
12.00 m (ISO 100)
Yes (Hot-shoe, Wireless plus Sync connector)
Yes (hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off
3.7 fps
6.5 fps
Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
 
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
 
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
 
 
1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
 
MPEG-4, H.264
 
Mono
 
Mono
 
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
None
None
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (HDMI mini)
No
Eye-Fi Connected
 
Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Yes (N3 connector)
 
No
No
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Lithium-Ion LP-E8 rechargeable battery & charger
 
440
 
570 g (1.26 lb / 20.11 oz)
822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz)
133 x 100 x 80 mm (5.24 x 3.94 x 3.15)
146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.75 x 4.25 x 2.91)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes (by USB cable and PC)
Yes (by USB cable, TC-80N3 remote controller and PC)
None