Canon EOS 40D
With a larger LCD, 6.5fps ability and 10mp sensor, the 40D improves over its predecessor.
- 10.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 6.5fps, 75 JPEG image burst
- High precision wide area AF
- 3.0" LCD with Live View mode
- DIGIC III processor
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- Picture Style
- Magnesium alloy body
- Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlites
10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s CMOS sensor gives the camera a wide dynamic range, retaining subtle details in shadow and highlight areas. An improved pixel design and on-chip noise reduction ensure clean, crisp images throughout the ISO range. Images are converted at 14 bits for finer gradations and superior colour reproduction.
6.5 fps shooting
The EOS 40D captures up to 6.5 frames per second for a continuous burst of up to 75 large JPEG images (17 in RAW).
Wide-area AF with 9 cross type points
The high precision AF system employs 9 cross type points for precise focusing on both horizontal and vertical planes. The central AF point offers sensitivity up to f/2.8. Points are spread out across the AF frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects.
3.0" LCD with Live View mode
The bright 3.0" LCD provides pin-sharp definition for checking focus and composition, with 10x magnification for finer details. When shooting from awkward positions, Live View mode gives you the option of framing your image from the LCD.
DIGIC III processor
Fast and highly accurate, DIGIC III processes images at 14 bits for finer colour gradations. DIGIC III minimizes power consumption for prolonged battery life and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s built-in dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the sensor clean. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.
Picture Style presets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response. Picture Style presets are customizable in-camera or through the supplied Picture Style Editor software.
Magnesium alloy body
A durable magnesium alloy body with environmental seals protects the camera from the rigours of heavy use.
EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 40D is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses, and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. Wireless shooting and remote file transfers are possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3.
Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers.
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|Type||22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 10.1M|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 10.5M|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|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 23°C & ISO100)|
|AF Modes||One Shot AI Servo|
|AF Point selection||Automatic selection, Manual selection|
|Selected AF Point Display||Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel|
|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|
|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: Center spot metering (approx. 3.8% viewfinder at center) (4) Center weighted average metering|
|Metering Range||EV 0-20 (at 23°C 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|
|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||1 personal WB setting can be registered|
|WB Bracketing||+/-3 stops in full stop increments 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.|
|Type||Two types of colour space, sRGB and Adobe RGB.|
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 95%|
|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 (always displayed), 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|
|Monitor||3.0" TFT, approx. 230K pixels Live View Mode with selectable grid. Silent shooting in Live View Mode (2x modes)|
|Brightness||Adjustable to one of seven levels|
|Modes||Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction|
|HotShoe / PC terminal||Yes/ 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, metres)||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 images (JPEG)¹, 17 images (RAW))|
|RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION|
|Image Size||(LF) 3888x2592, (LN) 3888x2592, (MF) 2816x1880, (MN) 2816x1880, (SF) 1936x1288, (SN) 1936x1288, (RAW) 3888x2592, (sRAW) 1936x1288|
|Compression||Fine, Normal, RAW / sRAW (Canon RAW 2nd edition)|
|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|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|Custom Functions||24 Custom Functions with 62 settings|
|LCD Panel (EL) Illumination||Yes|
|Water / Dust Resistance||Yes|
|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|
|Type||CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible)¹, 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)|
|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 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹ Approx. 700 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)|
|Power Saving||Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.|
|AC Power Supply||Optional, Power adapter ACK-E2|
|Body Materials||Magnesium Alloy body covers|
|Operating Environment||0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity|
|Dimensions||145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm|
|Weight (body only)||Approx. 740g|
Please note that this list is for guidance only. We will always advise you if for any reason the equipment is to be supplied with a different number of batteries.
Where applicable, all batteries will be fully charged before dispatch, except in the event of a turnaround where the client will be advised accordingly.
The following accessories are available to hire with the Canon EOS 40D -
|Daily Hire||£43.33 (£52.00)||Weekend Hire||£67.50 (£81.00)|
|Weekly Hire||£139.17 (£167.00)||2 Weekly Hire||£218.33 (£262.00)|
|3 Weekly Hire||£285.00 (£342.00)||Deposit||£63.00|
Prices shown above as Ex VAT in black (Inc VAT in red). These prices are for hire only - courier charges will apply. All equipment will be delivered by 12pm on the day before the hire period and collected the day after the hire has finished. For more details, visit our How to Hire section.