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Image Sensor
22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M
Total Pixels Approx. 10.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

Image Processor

Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length 1.6x Multiplication with EF lens fitted

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/Points 9 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
AF working range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus, One Shot, AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel
Predictive AF Yes
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Manual Focus Selected on lens; default in Live View Mode

Exposure Control
Metering modes TTL full aperture metering with 35 zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to any AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: Centre spot metering (approx. 3.8% viewfinder at center)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0-20 (at 23C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: operates in 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved; Manual: by AE lock button in creative zone modes
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Speed Equivalent Auto (100-800), 100-1600 (in 1/3-stop increments). ISO can be expanded to H: 3200 (selected in Custom Function). ISO 200-1600 in Highlight Tone Priority (C.Fn II -3)

Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb.
Shutter release Soft touch electromagnetic release

White Balance
Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation 1. Blue/Amber +/-9; 2. Magenta/ Green +/-9
Personal White Balance one personal WB setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 stops in full stop increments; three bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

Colour Matrix
Type Two types of colour space - sRGB and Adobe RGB.

Viewfinder Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification 0.95x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1dpt)
Eyepoint 22mm
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 dpt
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (3 types). Standard Focusing Screen - Precision Matte Ef-A
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light), white balance correction, CF card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst
Depth-of-field preview Yes

LCD Monitor
Monitor 3 inch TFT, approx. 230K pixels. Live View Mode with selectable grid. Silent shooting in Live View Mode (2x modes)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustable to one of seven levels

Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
HotShoe/PC terminal Yes/ Yes
X-sync 1/250sec
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
Built-in Flash Range Coverage up to 17mm focal length (27mm equivalent)
Guide Number (ISO 100, meters) 13
External Flash E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP, Custom (x3)
Photo Effects Monochrome (selected from the "Picture Style" menu) with options for Filters and Toning Effects.
Drive modes Single / Continuous L / Continuous H
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 6.5fps. (speed maintained for up to 75 Large/Fine JPEG images, or 17 RAW images (depending on memory card speed/capacity)

Recording Pixels/ Compression
Image Size Large/Fine 3888x2592, Large/Normal 3888x2592, Medium/Fine 2816x1880, Medium/Normal 2816x1880, Small/Fine 1936x1288, Small/Normal 1936x1288, RAW 3888x2592, sRAW 1936x1288
Compression Fine, Normal, RAW/sRAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)

File Format
Still Image Format JPEG (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording Yes
File Numbering 1) Consecutive numbering, 2) Auto reset, 3) Manual reset
Processing Parameters six Preset Picture Styles with three User defined settings

Direct Print
Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes

Other Features
Custom Functions 24 Custom Functions with 62 settings
LCD Panel (EL) Illumination Yes
Water/ Dust resistance Yes (Memory card and battery door only)
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Histogram Brightness: Yes; RGB: Yes
Playback zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats 1) Single image with information (2 levels), 2) Single image, 3) 4 image index, 4) 9 image index, 5) Magnified view
Image Erase Protection Erase protection of one image at a time
Image Erase Single image, All images on card, Checkmarked images
Self Timer Approx. 2 or 10 sec.
Menu Categories 1) Shooting menu, 2) Playback menu, 3) Setup menu, 4) Custom Functions menu, 5) My Menu
Menu Languages English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Polish
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B, PTP)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Extension System Terminal

Memory Card
Type CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible), compatible with large memory card capacities, including cards of 2GB or more (camera may repair firmware update); External Media (with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3 only).

Supported Operating System
PC & Macintosh Windows 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP2) / Vista (excl. Starter Edition); OS X v10.3-10.4

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*, Original Data Security Tools*), Picture Style Editor. *Requires optional accessory
Drivers PTP TWAIN Driver (Windows 2000)
Image Manipulation Digital Photo Professional (RAW Image Processing)

Power Source
Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery BP-511/BP-511A or BP-512/BP-514 (BP-511A battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery life Approx. 800 (at 23C, AE 50%, FE 50%); approx. 700 (at 0C, AE 50%, FE 50%). Based on the CPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated)
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
A/C Power Supply Optional, Power adapter ACK-E2

General Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3, Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3, Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15, Focusing Screens Ef (with Grid Ef-D, Super Precision Matte Ef-S), Angle Finder C, Semi-Hard case EH17-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E2N, BG-E2
Remote Controller/Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2, Compact power adapter CA-PS400, Battery charger CB-5L, Battery charger CG-570, Car Battery Cable Kit CB-570, Compact Power Adapter CA-570, Battery Pack BP-511A

Physical Specifications
Body Materials Magnesium Alloy body covers
Operating Environment 0 – 40 C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight (body only) Approx. 740g

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

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20 August 2007

Canon EOS 40D brings new EOS platform
to advanced amateur market

Canon introduces its latest digital SLR for advanced amateurs and semi-professionals: the EOS 40D. With a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 6.5 frames per second burst performance, a newly developed AF system and 3.0 LCD with Live View mode, the EOS 40D makes significant advances in both performance and versatility.

The camera benefits from the new EOS technology platform introduced earlier this year with the professional EOS-1D Mark III. Canons DIGIC III processor delivers responsive operation, improved colour rendering and near-instant start-up time. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System combats sensor dust, while a strong magnesium alloy body with weather resistance ensures lasting durability.

"The EOS 40D represents an important step in the development of EOS for the advanced amateur market. It incorporates many of the technologies pioneered in our latest EOS-1 series cameras," said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging, Europe. "For digital photographers, the benefits of upgrading to the EOS 40D are real and significant. For analogue SLR users, theres never been a more compelling reason to make the switch."

Key features
10.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
6.5 fps continuous shooting, max. burst 75 JPEGs
New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors
DIGIC III processor
3 inch LCD with Live View mode
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Clear and bright viewfinder
Customisable Picture Style processing parameters

Speed and image quality

Canon's third generation CMOS sensor improves on its predecessor with redesigned pixels that keep noise to a minimum. The EOS 40D maintains high image quality up to ISO 1600, expandable to H:3200 for situations where flash use is not permitted or desired. Highlight Tone Priority mode gives wedding and landscape photographers the option to boost dynamic range for highlights when shooting above ISO 200 - reproducing more tonal detail from wedding dresses, clouds and other light coloured objects.

The DIGIC III processor powers a burst rate of 6.5 fps, working with the image buffer to handle up to 75 Large JPEGs (17 in RAW) without pause. Images are processed at 14-bits for a greatly expanded colour depth, providing smoother gradations and exceptionally accurate colour reproduction.

New cross-type AF system

A key advancement of the EOS 40D is its new 9-point cross-type AF system. All nine AF points can achieve focus on both horizontal and vertical planes. A central AF point is capable of accurate focusing up to aperture f/2.8, with eight outer points working up to f/5.6. In response to requests, the dedicated AF Start (AF-ON) button allows photographers to execute auto focus with their thumb.

LCD with Live View mode

The Live View mode simplifies shooting from awkward angles such as ground-level macro or mounted tripod shots. The 3 inch LCD displays a real-time image in Live View mode, including a selectable grid overlay and a live histogram that simulates image exposure. The AF-ON button can be configured to flip the camera mirror momentarily and engage auto focusing. For the studio environment, remote Live View lets the photographer compose, adjust settings and capture the shot from a PC using the supplied EOS utility software.

Total control

The EOS 40D is fully customisable to the photographer's shooting preferences. The mode dial contains space for three sets of user-defined settings, allowing the photographer to switch instantly between several shooting setups. A new My Menu tab provides quick access to frequently used settings, while 24 custom functions allow photographers to fine-tune camera operation and controls. The ability to change the focusing screen - with two additional screens available - adds further versatility.

For easier operation of system accessories, settings for the Speedlite 580EX II and new Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3 can be controlled directly from the LCD.

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3

Also launched today is the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3. Built to work with the EOS 40D, the WFT-E3 enables rapid wireless image transfer to remote FTP servers, along with two-way communication through PTP and HTTP. In HTTP mode, remote users can trigger the shutter button or download images from the camera via an internet browser window. PTP mode is used for wireless remote shooting with the EOS 40D and supplied EOS Utility software.

For longer shoots, the WFT-E3 can connect directly to external hard disk drives (HDDs). And if connected to a portable GPS device, the location and time of capture is automatically added to each image as EXIF data. A convenient grip design features a main dial and shutter controls for vertical shooting, while weather resistant seals protect the unit.


The EOS 40D is supplied with a comprehensive software suite to streamline the photographers workflow. This includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP), a powerful RAW converter that provides complete RAW image processing control.

DPP integrates with cameras features such as Dust Delete Data and Picture Styles. Users can now also create their own custom Picture Styles with the supplied Picture Style Editor software. The camera also comes with EOS Utility, ImageBrowser/ZoomBrowser and PhotoStitch.

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