This isn’t a review, because I don’t have the Canon EOS 40D yet. But I will. And hopefully REALLY soon. I’ve been saving up for one for 2 years now, and I’m now ready to buy one, but the problem is, it hasn’t been released yet.
For those that don’t know, the Canon EOS 40D is a digital SLR camera. An upgrade from the ever popular EOS 30D. And it has been rumoured to be coming out for about a year now. Except it now seems very likely that it will be released in September this year. At least, that’s according to a whole lot of unconfirmed sources.
Let’s see what this camera MIGHT have that makes it so special.
I say MIGHT, because Canon STILL hasn’t confirmed anything yet, and these specs come from this page which doesn’t reference any sources, even though it sums up what quite a few sites have been guessing at:
10.2 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
The only thing I’m looking at there is the 10.2 Megapixel stat. I’m sure the other values are important, but as long as the quality of the image is excellent, this means I shouldn’t need to upgrade for a few years, and only then if I plan on taking A1 size photos…
Taking 5 photos a second is not going to happen that often. But back in the day, having to develope film and pay per photo printed, it could get REALLY expensive. I’m going to be using this feature a lot now that I can just delete unwanted photos, thanks to this being a digital camera.
At least 2.5” wide viewing angle LCD screen
Sounds like I’m going to be able to see the photos quite well using the LCD screen on the back, as this is actually quite large. Really helps when deciding which photos to remove after shooting 30 photos in 6 seconds and the Memory card is starting to fill up… 🙂
100-3200 ISO range
Quite a wide range. These are “speed” values that you used to find on film that determined what shutterspeed you could get away with in certain lighting conditions. This is DEFINITELY more than I can picture needing for now. I mean, I don’t think I used a 1600 (I THINK) film speed more than once…
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and Video Out connectivity
Hmmm. I wonder if I’ll be able to take photos directly to the laptop via USB cable. I think so. And if so, those photo shoots in the studio with all those models just got a lot easier.
Model cars that is… 😉
Anyway, I’ll update this (or write a new post) when I actually get the camera. And I’ll post some photos for the world to see. Of course, just owning and using a Canon EOS 40D will not make me Ansel Adams… But wish me luck.
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