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Canon EOS 40D Black 10.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • CMOS 10.1 MP
  • 3.0" 230K LCD
  • Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200 * Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposu

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Canon pushes proven EOS technology to a new level, providing photographers an unbeatable experience with the EOS 40D. It combines their tremendous know-how in both the digital and photographic worlds, creating a camera that does everything expected of a traditional digital SLR incorporating staggering leaps forward in technology. Enhanced features such as Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning system, Live View Function, a stunning 3.0-inch LCD monitor and more make a spectacular package all in a sturdy, magnesium alloy body.

Equipped with a 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS 40D allows you to capture images with utmost sharpness and astounding colors. The more powerful DIGIC III Image Processor really aids auto-focusing, accurate white balance and processing time and consumes much less energy than previous versions.

This ultra-fast camera features an impressive shutter speed down to 1/8000 second for the flawless speed shots you can have. The newly-designed, high-precision 9-point wide area AF system ensures that the images are precise and accurate even while focusing on moving subjects!

  • newegg 10.1 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor The Canon EOS 40D features a new Canon 10.1 megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor with an extensive ISO range from 100 all the way up to 3200 (in extended mode). With a 14-bit A/D conversion, the Canon EOS 40D provides fine transitions from light to dark tones and a significant drop in digital and shadow noise. The APS-C size sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio realizes an effective angle of view that’s just 1.6 times the focal length indicated on Canon EF lenses.
  • newegg DIGIC III Image Processor Developed to maximize performance between the capture and recording stages of digital photography, the EOS 40D's DIGIC III processor is faster and more powerful than ever. Combined with Canon's CMOS sensor, the latest-generation DIGIC III Image Processor achieves even higher levels of performance. The entire electronic system is totally re-designed for an incredible combination of speed and image quality, delivering significantly reduced digital noise in shadow areas and superior color reproduction.
  • newegg High-precision 9-Point AF System The newly designed, high-precision 9-point wide-area cross-type AF system incorporates a sensor that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines, enabling faster, and more accurate focus in complex light conditions. All the 9 focus points can be chosen automatically by camera, or adjusted manually using the EOS 40D's intuitive, thumb operated Multi-Controller.
  • newegg Outstanding 6.5fps Continuous Shooting The Canon EOS 40D is one of the fastest DSLRs available at this price, delivering 6.5fps continuous shooting and capturing up to 75 JPEGs or 17 RAW images in one burst, ideal for shooting everything from wildlife to sports.
  • newegg Large 3.0" LCD Screen with Live View Function The Canon EOS 40D features a stunning, ultra large 3.0-inch LCD screen for effortless menu reading and the ultimate reviewing comfort. With the new live view function, frame and shoot directly through the LCD screen for finely composed shots. Users can even choose a grid overlay, perfect for architectural photography.
  • newegg Integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit The Canon EOS 40D features an all-new, Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit to combat stray dust that enters the camera and adheres to the image sensor during a lens change. The low-pass filter cleans itself automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. Dust that has been missed by the integrated Self Cleaning Sensor Unit can be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.1. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
0.87" x 0.58"/22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Gross Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Effective Pixels
10.1 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
Low-pass Filter
Image Processor
3888 x 2592

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22mm
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function

LCD Monitor

3.0" 230K
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided


Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Focusing Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Points
9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Focusing Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection


Exposure Control
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Compensation
+/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
Metering System
35-zone TTL full aperture metering

Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
Center-weighted average metering
ISO Sensitivity
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200

* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control Support
Canon N3 type terminal


Flash Type
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
High speed: Max 6.5 shots/sec.
Low speed: Max 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 75; RAW: Approx. 17
RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14
*Based on Canon's testing standards with 1GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
*Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.


Live View Function
Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Manual focus
Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF)

Metering Modes
Evaluative metering with the image sensor

Metering Range
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Magnified View
Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point
Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2, and C3 positions

Recording System

File Format
DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on a memory card.
Image Type
JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)


Compatible Lenses
Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount



Power Source

Battery Pack BP-511A

Dimensions & Weight

5.7" x 4.2" x 2.9"/145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
26.1 oz./740g
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Canon EOS 40D

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  • Gregory G.
  • 12/22/2008 4:55:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor Image Quality Soft Images Horrible Canon Support

Pros: None.

Cons: I would not recommend this camera. I have been a Canon EOS buyer for over 20 years. But this 40D is the worst Canon camera I have ever owned. It has been to Canon for repair 3 times and every time they say it is fixed, but it is not. It has been to the Senior Engineers who say it is normal. I have two professional photographers who have used my camera that agree, this is something wrong with this camera. Canon support is useless if you have a problem. The will just blow you off until your warranty expires. Search the web for 40D soft images and you will see what I am talking about. This series of camera has issues. Stay away from it. And from what I have read, the 50D is not any better. Do yourself a favor and buy Nikon or Sony. Canon EOS cameras are only good if you can afford the $4000 cameras.

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  • Melvin M.
  • 10/11/2008 1:31:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Upgrade

Pros: Bought for my wife (amature photog) to upgrade from her Digital Rebel (7 years old). She loves it.

Cons: Only complaint is that it is a lot heavier but that is monor compared to benefits

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2008 9:30:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best camera I've ever had!

Pros: The 40D is already legendary for it's amazing features and quality. This camera not only offers excelent picture quality and features. It also has several ways to customize its menus and selectors for fast and easy switching between shoting modes that ajust to the conditions of the shot.

If you are a serious amateur fotographer or a semi-pro this is the camera for you. Also if you have any EF-S lenses.

Many profesionals have this camera in their bag because its versatility and speed.

Cons: It is a heavy and large camera. Which is expected for a D-SLR with a large sensor and a magnesium body! This should actually be a pro!

Other Thoughts: I love this camera. I will probably never get rid of it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2008 8:29:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice upgrade from the 300D

Pros: The larger body make sit SO much easy to hold. Image quality is far superior than my 300D with the same lens! Newegg had a very competitive price.

Cons: Kinda expensive. A bit heavy, especially with an L series lens, but that's Canon quality I guess.

Other Thoughts: Newegg didn't specify that the camera was not coming out of CA, so I assumed it was, since that's where they are located. Based on prior experience living in CA UPS ground is next day. After placing the order a confirmation email specified that it was coming out of somewhwere back East. They held on to my order longer than usual before shipping. I caught the situation and someone at newegg changed the shipping to next day and waived the charge. Newegg made it right for me and I had it in time for my shoot, BUT only because I caught it. Newegg should specify where the product is shipping from before completing check out so that buyer has options.

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  • Vince C.
  • 7/6/2008 11:17:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat camera...

Pros: Fast, prosumer features, large monitor, live view, 6.5fps, good handgripe

Cons: Camera pooped out after two months (continual error message), but exchanged it for a new one, no issues now.

Other Thoughts: "Its more computer than camera"

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  • Dmitriy T.
  • 5/11/2008 2:22:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBest camera before *proffesional* series

Pros: All specs that this camera has are all PROs, but if you compare it to lower models XTi XSi 30D there are several things that make it better, how its built, faster fps, faster buffer, bigger screen, LiveMode, very customizable

Cons: accessories for it are not cheap, especially good lens (like L series)

Other Thoughts: The camera itself is great for the price. Of course you can find many things you wouldn't like about it, but there is no perfect camera yet especially for this price (I paid 1140). But the quality of your images depend more on lens you use and how good you are adjusting your camera before taking a picture.

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  • Jason K.
  • 4/24/2008 7:01:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNext in Line

Pros: Live view, good resolution, priced well against competition, dust features, 14 bit DA gives better gradiation that previous models, BIG LCD, Quieter shutter.

Cons: No contrast detection AF in live view (to use AF the mirror has to swing down and the LCD goes black during focussing) A bit heavier than the 20 or 30D, LCD is nice and big, and very clear, but it does not seem that accurate, color seems a bit cool, highlight priority function bumps lowest ISO from 100 to 200 and seems to adversely affect WB. Auto WB no where NEAR as accurate as Nikon D300.

Other Thoughts: I'm a pro wedding photog. I own a 20D, 30D and now a 40D. It is a great camera, but Canon is now officially behind Nikon in the arms race for this level of camera. The D300 shows up this cam on almost every level but the 40D is priced well. If I didn't have 4000 dollar invested in Canon mount glass, I might consider switching to Nikon...on second thought...nah I love my Canon.

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  • David M.
  • 4/23/2008 7:55:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive Camera!!

Pros: Excellent image quality, Large viewfinder, good ergonomics, easy to use, good autofocus

Cons: none yet.

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  • Grant B.
  • 3/20/2008 1:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrading from the Canon Rebel XTi to the Canon 40D

Pros: Favorites menu!
Auto ISO in all modes
Fits my hand like a glove!
1/8000th shutter speed and 3200 ISO at last!
Flash using Canon Speedlite 430EX is right on the money!
Super fast in all aspects: turn on, operation, auto focus, shooting
Great feel in the hands, fits like a glove, I could shoot all day long!
Rear LCD screen, OH MAN this thing rocks: super bright big and accurate
Raw files you gotta love, very good noise control, responsive and colors to lust after
High speed 6.5 fps shooting! I have yet to hit the limiter when shooting high speed

Cons: Power Switch location
Rear LCD shooting info has to be turned on each time and no auto-off when brought up to face
Camera user settings C1, C2, C3 lose on-the-fly updates when camera goes to sleep
Neutered auto ISO range only goes up to 800 ISO. I would love if it allowed me to adjust!

Other Thoughts: Canon 40D Review

These are my personal thoughts and feelings from the first days with my new Canon 40D after having had a Canon Rebel XTi for about a year and a half after having taken about 30,000 photos with the Rebel and now about 2,000 with the 40D. These are only my personal feelings your mileage may vary.

It fits my hand like a glove; I especially love the rubberized coating around the right grip.

Where did everything go? My power switch and screen display. You better have your owner's manual handy because this is a different camera from the Rebel XTi.

WOW this camera shoots fast! It has a precision to it and speed both in focus and number of shots my Rebel just does not have. Got to buy more CF cards though as they fill fast shooting in Raw at 6.5 FPS and they are bigger then the old Rebel Raw files.

I continue to be impressed with the ability of the Canon 40D Raw images. Not only are they a leap beyond the XTi Rebel in appearance they respond much better t

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  • TONEY S.
  • 1/30/2008 3:25:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsCanon doesn't seal boxes

Pros: For those whining about the Canon boxes not being sealed. NO Canon camera boxes are sealed.

Cons: none

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