Canon EOS 400D

PRICE: RM 2299
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This camera follows the design of the EOS 350D, being very compact and relatively lightweight but not compromising on manual controls or in-use performance. The headline changes are another two megapixel step up (to ten megapixels), the nine-point AF sensor from the EOS 30D, a new dust removal system which includes anti-static surface coatings, low-pass filter vibration and software based dust pattern removal. Less important but just as noticeable are the removal of the status LCD, replaced instead by a camera settings screen on the now larger 2.5" LCD monitor and the eye proximity sensor just below the viewfinder to turn this off when composing your shot.


Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media
Type I or II CF card
Image sensor size
22.2 x 14.8mm
Compatible lenses

Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length)
Lens mount
Canon EF mount
Imaging Element
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect ratio
Color filter system

RGB primary color filter
Color filter Type
Low-pass filter: Located in front of the image sensor, non-removable
Dust deletion feature
(1) Sensor cleaning: Auto
(2) Sensor cleaning: Manual
(3) Dust delete data appended to image data
Recording System

Recording format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 & EXIF 2.21
Image type
JPEG Type, RAW Type
RAW+JPEG Type simultaneous recording
File size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2816 x 1880 pixels)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1936 x 1288 pixels)
(7) RAW Type: Approx. 9.8MB (3888 x 2592 pixels)

*Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
File numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset
Color space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3
USB port (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed): For connection to a personal computer and direct printing Video OUT terminal (NTSC/PAL)
White Balance

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent light, flash, custom
Auto white balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color temperature compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments

* Blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias possible
Color temperature information transmission

Eye-level pentamirror
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 21 mm
Built-in dioptric adjustment
-3.0 - +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen
Fixed, precision matte
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information
Depth-of-field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points
9 AF points
Metering range
EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focus modes
One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Auto, manual
Selected AF point display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
AF-assist beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range
Approx. 4.0m/13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. at periphery
Exposure Control

Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full aperture metering
• Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
• Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range
EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control
Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash
ISO speed
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 - 400 set automatically
Creative Zone modes
Equivalent to ISO 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)
Exposure compensation
Manual: ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AE lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button in all metering modes

Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/200 sec.
Shutter release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. delay
Remote control
Remote Switch RS-60E3
Remote Controller RC-5/RC-1
Built-in Flash

Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No.
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage
17mm lens angle of view
Fe Lock
Flash exposure compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite

EOS-dedicated Speedlite
E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlite
Zooming to match lens focal length
Drive System

Drive modes
Single, continuous, and self-timer
Max. 3 shots per sec.
Maximum burst
JPEG Type (Large/Fine): Approx. 27, RAW Type : Approx. 10, RAW+JPEG Type (Large/Fine): Approx. 8

*Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 512MB CF card
* Varies depending on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
LCD Monitor

TFT color liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size
2.5 in.
Pixels: Approx
Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface languages
Image Playback

Display format
Single image, shooting information, 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x - 10x), autoplay, image rotation, and jump (by 10 or 100 images, by date)
Highlight warning
In the shooting information mode, any overexposed highlight areas with no image information will blink
Histogram: Brightness, RGB
Image Protection and Erase
Single images can be erase-protected or not.
One image or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing

Compatible printers
PictBridge, CP Direct, and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers
Printable images
JPEG Type images (DPOF printing possible)
Easy Print feature
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images
JPEG Type and RAW Type images

* Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG Type images

Custom Functions
11 Custom Functions with 29 settings
Power Source

Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1

* AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20
* With Battery Grip BG-E3, size-AA batteries can be used
Battery life
[Number of shots • approx.]
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
At 23°C / 73°F
At 0°C / 32°F

* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery check
Power saving
Power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.
Date/Time battery
One CR2016 lithium battery
Startup time
Approx. 0.2 sec.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
126.5 x 94.2 x 65 mm
Approx. 510 g (body only)
Operation Environment
Working temperature range
0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity
85% or less

  1. 10.1 MP for high resolution and superb quality and detail
  2. noise reducition at high iso setting
  3. ultra fast processing speeds
  1. the cleaning system minimize effects of dust
  2. including self cleaning function and dust delete function
High Speed & Quick Response:
  1. continuous shooting speed=3fps
  2. maximum shutter speed up to 1/4000sec
  3. 0.2 sec start up time
Picture Style:
  1. Just like selecting the film type for a conventional camera, users can get the optimum image by selecting the correct setting
  2. More Picture Style files can be downloaded from Canon website- Twilight, Clear, Autumn, Nostalgia and Emerald

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