Camera Type: Consumer Digital SLR
Manufacturer: CANON
Manufacturer's Suggested Price: $1,324

Focal Length Multiplier 1.6
Effective Pixels 10.5
Digital Media Type CF I or II
ISO Min 100
ISO Max 3200
Min Shutter Speed 30
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000
Continuous Shooting 3 OR 6.5
LCD Size In Inches 3
Weight In Ounces 29
Width 5.7
Height 4.2
Depth 2.9
Aperture Priority Mode Y
Shutter Priority Mode Y
Auto Focus Y
Manual Focus Y
Image Stabilization N
Built In Flash Y
Flash Hotshoe Y
Viewfinder Y
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An amazing camera
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It really automates the process of taking great photos like a pro. It does an amazing job. If you want everything done for you put it on Program, but most photographers want to adjust the aperature and especially the focus point. If you want everything in focus all the time get a point and shoot.
Pros: Color processing is tremendous, but you can even make profiles of how you want your picture to appear most of the time. Want colors saturated? It can do that, or you can make up your own profile and upload it. Lightning fast motor drive supposedly at 6.5 but tested at 6--still good enough. Live view makes it as easy as your point and shoot.
Cons: It's prosumer so the cost pushes $1,000 (started higher). Heavy with a battery grip. You may find yourself reaching for the point and shoot to avoid the weight of this or any SLR (this one is lighter than most) and all those heavy lenses.
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It's okay, but it's a long ways from Nikon's offering
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The increased functionality with the newer 580EX II is great, when using using wireless functions. Although the auto focus seems a little more precise than the 20D, this camera seems to really falls behind in comparison to it's competitors. Perhaps some really great firmware upgrades might make up the difference.
Pros: More "useful" information can be displayed on the LCD, including the shoot information (when the "Info" button is pressed).
Cons: Why in the hell does this camera still have a bloody 9 point auto focus system, when the major competitor has a freaking 51 point auto focus system. Still waiting to see how the wireless/battery camera grip works out. Not available yet!?!
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Sept 17, 2007
The company’s much-awaited Canon EOS-4D, successor to the 30D, features a host of new improvements, including a 10.1-megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, a DIGIC III image processor, three-inch LCD screen and a completely redesigned autofocus sensor. With a continuous shooting capability of 6.5 frames per second, the 40D is a natural fit for advanced amateurs and entry-level pros.

Retail price: $1,299.99 (body only)
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