Official Canon EOS 40D announcment

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by -hh, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Multimedia macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    Kit For $1,499 Quite A Bargain

    Wow! Only another month.
  2. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    Whilst I'm a Nikon shooter I am very tempted to get this camera. I'll wait a few months for reviews and probably buy a second hand one.
  3. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Good timing.

    30d on Craigslist soon, and I am on the list at my local dealer for one of their first 40d models.

    The Megapixel size change isn't the biggest selling point for me, the quicker burst mode and larger buffer are something I am really into, that and the more durable case design.



    I will be waiting for DPReview or similar to do some image tests first though, as Compact sensor noise is something I am not in the mood for, though I like Canon's results for the most part in previous models.
  4. Annndy! macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2006
    Halethorpe, MD
    After seeing this, I'm thinking it may be time for me to upgrade as well. I just received Aperture as a gift too. Anybody wanna buy a Digital Rebel XT? :p
  5. freebooter macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2005
    Daegu, South Korea
    Looks alright to me, too.
    Who knows...I may bite. I only have a modest Nikon set up.
    Likely the supposedly upcoming D200 replacement will be my next. :)
  6. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    I'll be picking this up later this year, really a dream camera to me, as stated why here.
  7. -hh thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jul 17, 2001
    NJ Highlands, Earth
    I might be interested....I'm probably going to move to digital for my Underwater camera system within the next year, and while I'd love to spring for a 5D to get great wide angle, that's going to cost too much.

    If I can find a housing that would fit both a Rebel XT and a 20D, that would be a nice way to have some flexibility...

  8. sjl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    I think I'm safe in saying it'll never happen. The 350D/XT and 20D are too different in size for a single housing to take both. 20D and 5D is more believable, but I still have my doubts.

    5D + 17-40mm and 100mm macro looks like the way I want to go with my underwater photography ... just have to save the dough ... *sigh*
  9. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    This camera has a nice price. Though I will wait for reviews. Hopefully it is a giant step up from the 400D specially since it is using only an improved sensor from the 400D.
  10. MacUserSince87 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Northern Virginia, USA
    A few of the notable new features vs 30D are:

    10.2 MP sensor (self cleaning)
    Improved sensor site lens design (vs similar resolution 400D)
    Auto ISO - ISO and B/W mode indicator in viewfinder
    Digic III and improved AF (cross AF on all 9 points at f/5.6)
    1-D style menus
    Dedicated AF button (no more need to set C.FN 04)
    Control of 580exII flash from camera menu
    New sRAW mode (1/2 size files in RAW format)
    Live View on LCD (but no AF in that mode)
    Seals on CF card / Battery Door
    Camera doesn't shut down if CF door opened
    Three user setting memories
    Interchangeable Viewfinder screens
    Optional Wi-Fi transmitter integrated into battery grip.

    There is also a new support application: Scene Style Editor which allows create of custom styles.

    I have a 20D at home and 400D at work. I skipped the 30D because I didn't deem it worth price vs the 400D. The 40D is certainly more a more attractive upgrade with some useful new convenience features, but in light of the AF problems with the 1DmkIII I think I'll wait for user feedback before seriously considering buying one.

    It will be interesting to see what if anything is done with regard to upgrading the 5D. Canon fabs its own sensors and also makes the fab machines. The 1.6 and 1.3 crop chips are both made with one exposure per layer when making the sensor but the full-frame sensors require three stepped overlapping exposures making manufacturing more difficult and spoilage higher.

    Chuck Gardner
  11. furious macrumors 65816


    Aug 7, 2006
    I am aware of what your are saying. It is just that the picture quality matters much more than features to me. So if the picture quality is similar to a 400D I may as well save some money and go with a 400D.
  12. JMD123 macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2007

    One other thing is the viewing screen went from 2.5 to 3inches.

    I cant see dumping my 30d for this. Well at least until I see it.
  13. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota

    RAW (.CR2; 14-bit )
    Kelvin White Balance mode - Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K)
    6.5 FPS Burst mode with a 75 JPEG and 17 RAW frame buffer

    I am hoping this reviews well, as I would like to move into this caliber camera from my 30d, if the images are acceptable.

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