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Testseek.com have collected 97 expert reviews of the Canon EOS 40D and the average rating is 87%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Canon EOS 40D.
Award: Editor’s Choice January 2008
January 2008


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87%
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Users
100%
1 Reviews
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The editors liked

  • 6.5fps shooting speed!
  • Well made
  • Solid body
  • Fast and responsive AF
  • Beginner modes
  • Large
  • 3in. LCD screen
  • Colour configurations
  • Good shutter speed range
  • Live View works well
  • Low noise
  • Well controlled
  • Built-in sensor cleaning
  • Good 10-megapixel images
  • Amazing 6.5 fps burst mode
  • Large 3-inch LCD
  • 6.5 fps burst List price sRAW Live Preview Highlight Tone Priority Reorganized menus Wireless capabilities Constant display of ISO in viewfinder .95x viewfinder Interchangeable focusing screens Dust reduction Additional weather-seals Silent modes (good...
  • Superb handling and 6.5fps shooting
  • Great build & improved weatherproofing
  • Live View and PC remote control
  • Effective anti-dust during our test period.
  • Excellent resolution
  • Good per-pixel sharpness
  • Good tonal response
  • Dynamic range extended compared to competition
  • EOS 30D
  • Highlight tone priority option delivers even more dynamic range with very little downside
  • Trademark Canon CMOS noise free images...
  • Excellent 10.1 megapixel sensor with impressively low noise and superb detail ISO 100 to 800 usable at 13x19 inches Dust removal technology reduces sensor cleaning chores Excellent kit lens 3.0-inch LCD Status display includes more detail Print/Share b...
  • Excellent image quality. Comfortable
  • Solid body. Live View LCD mode. Complete manual controls and customization.
  • Build quality
  • 6.5fps
  • 3in LCD screen
  • Image detail
  • Fast
  • Capable of 6.5 frames per second
  • Produced pleasing
  • Wellbalanced images
  • Generally superior shooting speed among dSLRs
  • First-rate photo quality.
  • Image quality
  • Great interface with re-defined menu structure
  • Nice customization features
  • Good live view implementation
  • Custom modes.
  • Durable and rugged design
  • Large 3inch LCD
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System for sensor cleaning
  • Noise is barely noticeable at high ISO levels
  • Amazing image quality.
  • Excellent photo quality
  • Big
  • Bright LCD
  • Live View shooting
  • Peppy sequential shooting modes
  • Handling
  • Ease of use
  • Good dust removal system and prevention
  • AF
  • Great colour and white balance
  • Good software.

The editors didn't like

  • Some usability weaknesses
  • AF point system limited
  • Kit lens not the sharpest
  • Most rivals offer 12Mp
  • Heavy
  • Gets noisy above 800 ISO
  • Live View—I still don’t get it
  • Reassigned buttons on top of camera Non-customizable Picture Styles and Direct Print buttons Silent modes are not as quiet as expected Lacks body-based image stabilization No commander flash mode
  • Resolution not a big step-up
  • Default settings benefit from sharpening
  • Screen doesn’t have VGA resolution
  • No HDMI port and tough rivals.
  • Average automatic white balance performance
  • Still very poor under incandescent light
  • Picture Style tone curve not indicated in camera menu (contrast is an offset
  • Not absolute)
  • Continuous shooting rate slower than specified
  • 6 fps @ 1/500 sec
  • 6.3 fps...
  • Bigger than predecessors AF assist lamp only works in flash-on mode
  • Making available light photography more difficult (somewhat offset by the improved AF sensor) Auto-rotation doesnt play well with all computer programs Kit lens doesnt really reach ...
  • Noise creeps into extremeISO photos. Can’t use Live View or RAW formats in auto modes.
  • Some handling issues
  • Low resolution LCD screen
  • Live View mode is kludgy
  • Large spot size for spot meter
  • Relatively sluggish low-light focus.
  • Limited auto-bracketing
  • Inconvenient power switch
  • Lacks some advanced features and customization options.
  • Live View mode only works in manual modes and only with manual focus.
  • Confusing controls
  • Manual focusing in Live View
  • Over crowded buttons
  • Fussy button/dial combinations
  • Metering foibles.

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  Published: 2008-07-27, review by: about.com

  • Abstract:  Before I start writing my review of Canon’s EOS 40D camera, I’d like to you ask you, the reader/consumer, a few questions. Please answer them honestly. What would you rather have in these features? Reflex viewing- Pentamirror or Pentaprism? Viewfinder-...

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  Published: 2008-07-11, review by: Megapixel.net

  • Excellent photo quality, Big, bright LCD, Live View shooting, Peppy sequential shooting modes
  • Heavy, Confusing controls, Manual focusing in Live View
  • In a world gone crazy over slim and light, full-sized digital SLRs like the Canon 40D ($925-$1300, body only) are behemoths. With the 28-135mm ES zoom included with my review unit, this EOS model weighed a hefty three pounds, and it gave me a whole new pe...

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87%
 
  Published: 2008-05-28, review by: connectreviews.com

  • Durable and rugged design, Large 3inch LCD, EOS Integrated Cleaning System for sensor cleaning, Noise is barely noticeable at high ISO levels, Amazing image quality.
  • Live View mode only works in manual modes and only with manual focus.
  • Digital SLRs are still becoming more and more popular as they become cheaper in price. A couple of years ago, an ordinary consumer couldn’t buy a camera like the EOS 40D from Canon since it would cost more than $1500. It’s a midrange SLR for t...

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  Published: 2008-04-30, review by: juzaphoto.com

  • Abstract:  The Canon 40D has many improvements and new technologies that makes it one of the very best cameras ever produced by Canon. The image quality is as good as it gets in this price range - not a big jump in comparison with the 20/30D (more resolution but...

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  Published: 2008-04-24, review by: macworld.com

  • Image quality; great interface with re-defined menu structure; nice customization features; good live view implementation; custom modes.
  • Limited auto-bracketing; inconvenient power switch; lacks some advanced features and customization options.
  • As with its predecessors, Canon’s EOS 40D is one of the top contenders in the mid-range DSLR market. The 40D will not only attract new shooters, but entice some owners of previous models to upgrade.

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  Published: 2008-04-08, Author: Cliff Smith , review by: trustedreviews.com

  • Abstract:  Its been nearly two years since I reviewed the , and in that time the market for mid-range semi-professional digital SLRs has become a lot more crowded. While Canon is still the undisputed worldwide DSLR market leader, it no longer has only Niko...

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  Published: 2008-02-27, review by: Creativepro.com

  • Abstract:  When thinking about product upgrades, most of us focus on the things that we want added to or changed in our favorite hardware or software. With cameras, thats usually more pixels, more features, and a lower price. One thing we dont always focus on i...

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  Published: 2008-02-19, review by: Digitaltrends.com

  • Good 10-megapixel images, Amazing 6.5 fps burst mode, Large 3-inch LCD
  • Heavy, Gets noisy above 800 ISO, Live View—I still don’t get it
  • You really can’t wrong buying the Canon EOS 40D. Photo quality is very good, there are a ton of manual adjustments, it feels right—and then there’s that startling 6.5 fps burst mode. It’s like stepping on a Porsche’s ...

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85%
 
  Published: 2008-01-04, review by: maclife.com

  • Excellent image quality. Comfortable, solid body. Live View LCD mode. Complete manual controls and customization.
  • Noise creeps into extremeISO photos. Can’t use Live View or RAW formats in auto modes.
  • The Canon 40D bridges entry-level SLRs with expensive, pro options. We can easily overlook its few shortcomings and focus on its excellent image quality and wide array of useful features. ...

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  Published: 2008-01-01, review by: photo.net

  • The crop sensor combined with state-of-the-art systems makes the Canon 40D the best digital SLR body for budget-conscious wildlife photographers. Adding the 6.5 frames per second capture rate makes the 40D the best digital SLR body for sports photogra...

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