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Canon EOS 40D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1484 reviews of Canon EOS 40D. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the image quality and durability are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 40D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 40D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Canon EOS 40D from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 40D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Canon EOS 40D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Canon EOS 40D

 

Updated 12/23/08: I've used a wide spectrum of digital SLRs, from entry-level models up to pro models. Once you have a taste of the capabilities of a professional camera, you can't easily go back to a digital SLR that's less full-featured; likewise, if...

Fast: Capable of 6.5 frames per second ; Produced pleasing, well-balanced images

Live View mode is kludgy

Feature-packed camera produces great images, too; will appeal to enthusiasts and pros alike.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS 40D Review

 

The EOS 40D becomes the sixth Canon 'prosumer' digital SLR, a line which started back in 2000 with the EOS D30, and how far we've come. It's been eighteen months since the EOS 30D and although on the surface the 40D looks like a fairly subtle upgrade...

Excellent resolution, good per-pixel sharpness Good tonal response, dynamic range extended compared to competition, EOS 30D Highlight tone priority option delivers even more dynamic range with very little downside Trademark Canon CMOS noise free...

Average automatic white balance performance, still very poor under incandescent light Picture Style tone curve not indicated in camera menu (contrast is an offset, not absolute) Continuous shooting rate slower than specified, 6 fps @ 1/500 sec, 6.3 fps...

Seven years since the EOS D30, the sixth incarnation of that camera displays all of the advantages of a progressive evolution in both features and quality. With each step up the evolutionary ladder to the EOS 40D Canon has demonstrated improvements in...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 40D review: Canon EOS 40D

 

Canon EOS 40D

Generally superior shooting speed among dSLRs; first-rate photo quality.

Large spot size for spot meter; relatively sluggish low-light focus.

Great photo quality and excellent continuous-shooting performance are just two of the Canon EOS 40D's many attractions in the digital camera marketplace.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 40D

 

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Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 40D SLR

 

Physical Views The EOS 40D and the Sony alpha 700 for size comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls Canon EOS 40D Specifications Imaging Element Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor Pixels Effective pixels: Approx....

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 40D

 

Almost immediately upon the announcement of the Canon EOS 40D, the most-frequently asked question I have been receiving since the announcement of the Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi one year ago nearly disappeared from my inbox. Until this time, the lower end...

While the 1DIII's resolution is similar to the 40D, the per-pixel image quality and low ISO noise yield images that are even more impressive than the 40D's. The 1D III's 45pt AF is faster, its frame rate is higher, its shutter is rated for 3x the...

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS 40D review

 

The new Canon EOS 40D is Canon's seventh camera in this segment. Put the models next to each other, from the EOS D30 to the 40D, and look at them from a distance, you will notice that it is hard to see the differences between them. This is a completely...

The seven models, from EOS D30 to the 40D, have changed drastically. The image sensor and processor took huge steps forwards and also the DSLR camera itself improved a lot. Can you still imagine how happy a 1.8-inch monitor on the back of a camera made...

Highly Recommended!

Expert review by (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS 40D Review

 

The Canon EOS 40D is the newest addition to Canon's extensive range of digital SLR cameras. Canon splits its DSLRs into three separate ranges, identified by the number of digits in the model name. The EOS 400D is the â??amateurâ?? model, the EOS 1D and...

Many people imagine that a better camera will help you take better pictures. Thatâ-'s not quite true. In fact, a better camera simply helps you take pictures betterâ-¦ In other words, the picture quality is decided by the photographer, not the camera....

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Shawn Barnett, Dave Etchells, and Siegfried Weidel (imaging-resource.com)

Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera - Hands-On Preview

 

We've been working with a production version of the new Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera and have posted some of our standard test images from the Imaging-Resource.com lab. Like most of Canon's SLRs in this semi-pro series, our early impression of the...

Expert review by : Photocrati Staff (photocrati.com)

Canon EOS 40D Review Round-Up

 

The new Canon 40D offers a very mature set of features in a camera that's priced lower than its predecessors. It also offers as much value and image quality as competing designs that are hundreds of dollars more. Canon's pro SLR designs have always...

Mar, 2009

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