Canon EOS 40D

PRICE : RM 3100 (Body Only)
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: The EOS 40D combines Canon's tremendous know-how in both the digital and photographic worlds, creating a camera that not only does everything one would expect of a traditional digital SLR, but one that incorporates staggering leaps forward in technological innovation. With new features like Canon's EOS Integrated Cleaning System, Live View Function, a more powerful DIGIC III Image Processor, plus a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 3.0-inch LCD monitor and more, the EOS 40D elevates digital photography to new heights, enhancing the shooting experience, and delivering images one could only expect from a Canon.


Digital AF/AE SLR
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II and external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
Image Sensor Size
0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor
Approx. 10.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording System
Recording Format
DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21): JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible. Multiple options for recording images on a memory card.
Image Type
JPEG, RAW (Canon CR2)
File Size
  1. JPEG/Large: Approx. 3.5MB (3,888 x 2,592)
  2. JPEG/Medium: Approx. 2.1MB (2,816 x 1,880)
  3. JPEG/Small: Approx. 1.2MB (1,936 x 1,288)
  4. RAW: Approx. 12.4MB (3,888 x 2,592)
  5. sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)

Recording Functions
With the WFT-E3/E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to USB external media connected tot he WFT-E3/E3A will be possible as follows:
(1) Standard
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording images having the same size
Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E3/E3A attached
File Numbering
Continuous numbering, Auto reset, Manual reset
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K)
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance, taken from imaging sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
*Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism
Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically
0.95x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22mm
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (2 types sold separately), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button; possible in Live View Function
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 cross-type AF points, including center AF point; fully functional with f/5.6 or faster lenses

Additional high-precision, diagonal cross-type sensor at Center AF point, used with lenses f/2.8 or faster
Metering Range
EV -0.5 ~18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focusing Modes
Autofocus (One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF), Manual Focus (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed red illumination in viewfinder; also visible on top or rear LCD panel when AF point select button is pressed
AF-assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full aperture metering
  1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
  2. Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
  3. Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder)
  4. Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range
EV 0-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control
Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200

* Standard output sensitivity. Recommended exposure index.
Exposure Compensation
Exposure Compensation (user-set): +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual (user-set): By AE lock button in all metering modes
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3-stop increments), X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay
Remote Control
Canon N3 type terminal
Built-in Flash
Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100 in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 35mm format)
FE Lock
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments;

Can be set on EOS 40D body or with most EX-series speedlites
External Speedlite
Zooming to Match Focal Length
Compatible Flash
EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
PC Terminal
Drive System
Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
High speed: Max 6.5 shots/sec.
Low speed: Max 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 75; RAW: Approx. 17
RAW + JPEG (Large/Fine): Approx. 14
*Based on Canon's testing standards with 1GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100, and Standard Picture Style
*Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Manual focus
Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF)
Metering Modes
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering Range
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Magnified View
Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid Display
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 in.
Approx. 230,000 pixels
Approx. 100%
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface Languages
Image Playback
Display Format
Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate
Live View: View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1
Highlight Warning
In the single image display and (INFO) display, over-exposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Single image or all images in the memory card can be protected or cancel the image protection
Single image, select images, all images in a CF card or unprotected images
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 40D
Easy Print feature
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW/sRAW images
*Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 24
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2, and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)
Video Out Terminal
NTSC/PAL selectable
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E3/E3A
Power Source
Single Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512
*AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
With Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, size-AA batteries can be used
Battery Life
Number of shots (approx.):
Temperature Shooting Conditions
No flash 50% flash use
At 73° F/23° C 1100 800
At 32° F/0° C 950 700
*The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack BP-511A
*The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 min.
Date/Time Battery
One CR2016 coin-type lithium battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.15 sec.
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD)
5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
26.1 oz./740g
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Battery Pack
For BP-511A
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Rated Voltage
7.4 V DC
Battery Capacity
1390 mAh
Dimensions (WxHxD)
38 x 21 x 55mm/1.5 x 0.8 x 2.2 in.
Approx. 82g/2.9 oz.
Battery Charger
For CG-580

Compatible Battery
Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512
Recharging Time
BP-511A, BP-514: Approx. 100 min.
BP-511, BP-512: Approx. 90 min.
Rated Input
100 - 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
Rated Output
8.4 V DC
Working Temperature Range
0°C - 40°C/32°F - 104°F
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (WxHxD)
91 x 67 x 31mm/3.6 x 2.6 x 1.2 in.
Approx. 115 g/4.1 oz.
Kit Lens
Angle of View
For EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Diagonal extent: 74°20' - 27°50'
Horizontal extent: 64°30' - 23°20'
Vertical extent: 45°30' - 15°40'
Lens Construction
11 elements in 9 groups
Minimum Aperture
f/22 - 36
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m/0.82 ft. (from image sensor plane)
Maximum Magnification and Field of View
0.34x (at 55mm)
Filter Size
Diameter x Length
Approx. 68.5 x 70mm/2.7 x 2.8 in.
Approx. 200 g/7.1 oz.

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