General

compared to recent DSLRs
"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."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$1,799.99
Announced
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August 2007

Sensor

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

Sensor (Advanced)

compared to recent DSLRs
True resolution
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10.1 MP
Native resolution
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3888 × 2592
Pixel size
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32.6 µm²

Screen

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

Lenses

compared to recent DSLRs
Lens availability
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220 lenses
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
Depth
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2.9"
Weight
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822 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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No
Built-in focus motor
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No

Viewfinder

compared to recent DSLRs
Type
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Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.59x
Coverage
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95%

Movies

Format
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None
Autofocus
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None

Features

compared to recent DSLRs
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
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

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

Focus system

compared to recent DSLRs
Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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9
Cross type focus points
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9

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
Min
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30s

Flash

compared to recent DSLRs
Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
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

compared to recent DSLRs
"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