Canon EOS 40D Camera¶
mega pixels: 10.1
capture rate: 6.5 fps
af points: 9
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Building on the success of Canon’s perennially popular “prosumer” EOS 20D and 30D models, the EOS 40D advances the state-of-the-art for mid-range digital SLR cameras, making it a natural first choice for advanced amateur photographers and entry-level professionals, and an ideal second body for more established photo pros. Indeed, given the level of feature upgrades and improvements, technological wizardry, and user-requested creative controls, the Canon EOS 40D SLR’s “prosumer” appellation may refer more to its accessible price point than to the exceptional quality, clarity, and resolution of the images it creates.
From the camera’s newly enhanced, 10.1-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor (designed and manufactured by Canon) and its proprietary and super-efficient DIGIC III image processor, to its completely redesigned autofocus sensor and fast, 6.5 frame-per-second (fps) continuous shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images), the EOS 40D SLR puts the fun in functionality and makes serious photo business a positive pleasure.
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Below is a list of articles in which this camera is discussed, or at least mentioned, on this site.
Making Progress (may 5, 2013)
Over the past eight years I have been very involved in photography, but sometimes I get disenchanted with my progress. It’s useful sometimes for me to compare my photos over the years to see my progress.
Canon DSLR (aug 26, 2009)
One of the problems with buying a book for your specific camera is that when you buy a new one the old one is outdated for you. This book is fine for any Canon DSLR camera since Canon keeps most controls and features the same.
Canon EOS 40D (aug 18, 2009) ✨
Although this book is about the Canon EOS 40D camera, it’s a good book on digital photography in general and for all Canon DSLR cameras. If you have a Canon 40D, this book will be a good reference even when you replace it one day.
Prime and Full Size (jul 22, 2009)
Although prime lenses (i.e., non-zoom lenses) are limited to one focal length, there are some advantage to them over popular zoom lenses. This article provides examples and advice to help you decide whether to buy prime lenses.
The Secret World of Macro Photography (jul 12, 2009)
While some may consider macro photographs interesting, I consider it to be a form of meditation — or a method of creating material for meditation. The subjects I photograph with a macro lens relate to a childhood need to hide from the larger world.