General

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"This is a 'well sorted camera'. It feels well rounded - the result of years of evolutionary improvement, it delivers in almost every area, and it inspires confidence."
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Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$1,799.99
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Announced
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August 2007
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Sensor

"With each step up the evolutionary ladder to the EOS 40D Canon has demonstrated improvements in image quality."
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Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x
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Megapixels
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10.1 MP
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Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO
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Light sensitivity (boost)
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3,200 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

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True resolution
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10.1 MP
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Native resolution
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3888 × 2592
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Pixel size
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32.6 µm²
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Screen

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LCD
Size
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3"
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Resolution
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230k dots
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Touch screen
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No
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Flips out
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No
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Live view
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Yes

Lenses

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Lens availability
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220 lenses
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Lens mount
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Canon EF

Form factor

"A two piece magnesium shell which makes up much of the front and rear of the camera which is well put together with no rattles or creaks... the 40D feels just as solid and reliable."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"We should be thankful that Canon hasn't removed the most useless button of all; Direct Print."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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146×108×74 mm
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Depth
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2.9"
Weight
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822 g
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Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
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Built-in focus motor
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No
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Viewfinder

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Type
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Pentaprism
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Viewfinder size
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0.59x
Coverage
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95%
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Movies

Format
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None
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Autofocus
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None

Features

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Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
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Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No
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Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
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Shutter lag
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128 ms
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Battery life
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1100 shots
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Continuous shooting
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6.5 fps

Focus system

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Autofocus
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Phase detection
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Focus points
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9
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Cross type focus points
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9

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
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Min
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30s

Flash

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Built-in flash
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Yes
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Popup
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Yes
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External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)

DXO Mark Scores

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"Low noise and a complete lack of unnatural artifacts."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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64.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits
Dynamic range
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11.3 EV
Low light performance
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703 ISO