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Monday, Sep 24, 2007

Canon EOS-40D Review - CNET

Sep 24, 2007 | Category: Canon EOS-40D

For Canon devotees, the EOS 40D is a great camera and remains an excellent choice compared to most of the dSLRs in and around its price class–with one exception. Despite its many attractions, the Canon EOS 40D doesn’t clearly outshine the Nikon D80, which costs a lot less.

Though the 40D has the obvious advantage for action shooting–almost double the burst rate and a higher top shutter speed–the Nikon D80 generally feels a bit faster and more responsive for single-shot photography.

I think the 40D ultimately does deliver better photo quality, but some people might find the differences more subtle than the price differential warrants. And, of course, the more expensive Nikon D300 remains a wild card until we’ve tested it. So for the moment, the 40D gets a hearty, if not wholly unqualified, endorsement.

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Canon EOS-40D Review - PhotographyBlog

Sep 24, 2007 | Category: Canon EOS-40D

The high points of the Canon EOS-40D are the tough, durable body, the control layout and that amazing 6.5fps shooting mode.

Yes, it does sounds like a badly-muffled machine-gun, but it lets you grab action sequences that lesser cameras would miss. The speed of the AF system keeps moving subjects sharp, too. But perhaps the most striking thing about the Canon EOS 40D is its value. It’s true that it costs more than other 10-megapixel cameras, but it’s also much more professionally-orientated. Its nearest rival in the semi-pro market would be the newly-announced Nikon D300, but the list price is £1300 for the body only, and for that money you could get an EOS 40D and Canon’s 17-85mm image-stabilised lens and have change to spare.

The Canon EOS 40D’s strength doesn’t lie in any great technological breakthrough but in its professional appeal and its sheer value for money.

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Thursday, Sep 13, 2007

Canon EOS-40D Review - Cameralabs

Sep 13, 2007 | Category: Canon EOS-40D

Canon EOS 40D’s features many improvements over its predecessor and finally shows the pesky Nikon D80 who’ boss - albeit one which costs almost half as much again.

Canon’s delivered a superb DSLR which handles beautifully, is packed with useful features and delivers great-looking images.

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Canon EOS-40D Review - Bob Atkins

Sep 13, 2007 | Category: Canon EOS-40D

In just about every respect the Canon EOS 40D technically outperforms the EOS 30D and so I think it is a worthwhile upgrade for those who can afford to switch and who can use the new features. I didn’t feel that way about the 30D, which was a good camera but for me didn’t offer enough new features to persuade me to trade in my 20D and upgrade.

Based on handling the camera for a day, I’m very pleased with it. The larger LCD and revised (easier to navigate) menu structure is nice. The 3″ LCD is very nice.

I really like the fact that the shutter is quiet in normal operation and even quieter still in Live View. The larger viewfinder and ISO display are also useful features. Though I’d initially thought of Live View as a bit of a “gimmick”, I’m actually thinking or more and more potential uses for it!

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