Canon’s long-awaited EOS 400D digital SLR camera has just been announced and is scheduled for release in Australia by the end of this week.


August 20, 2007: Canon’s long-awaited EOS 400D digital SLR camera has just been announced and is scheduled for release in Australia by the end of this week.
New features in the 40D include the EOS Integrated Cleaning System (which was first introduced on the EOS 400D) and Live Viewing on a larger, 3.0-inch LCD monitors for precise image composition and focusing. Featuring a 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor and professional-level technologies, the EOS 40D has the feel and performance of a professional DSLR camera. A tough magnesium body provides durability without excessive weight. A new larger, clearer, high-performance viewfinder provides 95% coverage and 0.95x magnification and accepts a range of optional focusing screens.


Front view with 17-85mm kit lens.


With built-in flash raised.
The new camera comes with a DiG!C III Image Processor that ensures superior highlight and shadow detail, natural colour reproduction and high-speed image processing. The EOS 40D performs analogue-to-digital conversion in 14-bit processing, dramatically expanding the colour range from billions to trillions of possible colours, making it an obvious choice for enthusiast photographers.


The EOS 40D also includes nine cross-type AF points, with the centre AF point sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines at f/2.8. This feature, previously found only in Canon’s professional EOS models, ensures consistent, reliable autofocus and higher sensitivity when using wide aperture lenses. In addition, the EOS 40D has a selectable ISO from 100-1600 with ISO expansion of 3200 via a Custom Function setting. Burst shooting is supported at 6.5 frames per second with the ability to capture up to 75 shots in a single continuous burst.


The Canon EOS 40D will be available in Body Only (RRP $1,999.00) and as a kit with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens (RRP $2,799.00). These kits and accessories are all available from August 25th, 2007 through Canon dealers nationally. For more information customers can contact Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit the website at
To complement the EOS 40D, Canon has introduced two new optional accessories:
– Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3 enables high-speed wireless file transfer to a computer for added flexibility.
– Battery Grip BG-E2N accommodates an additional BP-511A battery pack for extended shooting time without re-charging. The BG-E2N also has increased dust and water-resistance on the battery compartment’s cover for added durability.

Sensor Size/Type:

Effective Pixels:

10.1 megapixels

A/D Resolution Power:


Colour Filter:

RGB Primary Colours

Field-of-View Crop:


Integrated Cleaning System:


Recording Media:

CF Type I, II, single slot

Image Sizes:

3,888 x 2,592, 3,504 x 2,336, 2,544 x 1,696, 2,544 x 1,696, 1,728 x 1,152, 1,728 x 1,152

File Formats:

CR2.RAW (3,504 x 2,336), sRAW (1,936 x 1,288) JPEG, RAW+JPEG

File Numbering:

Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset

Colour Space:

sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style:

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 – 3


Eye-level pentaprism; 95% coverage (vertical/horizontal); 0.95x magnification; 22mm eyepoint

Dioptric Adjustment:

-3 to +1 dpt

Interchangeable Focusing Screens:


Viewfinder information:

AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, AE lock, exposure level, ISO speed, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), monochrome shooting, white balance correction, maximum burst, CF card information

Autofocus System:

TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection

AF Points:

9 (Cross-type); auto/manual selection

Focus Modes:

One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF Assist

Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash; Effective range: Approx. 4.0 m at centre, approx. 3.5 m at periphery

Metering Modes:

35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
· Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
· Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
· Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
· Centre-weighted average metering

Exposure Control:

Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash

ISO Speed Range:

ISO 100-1600 (expandable to 3200 via CF)

Exposure Compensation:

±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)

Shutter Speed:

1/8000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.


10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

Remote Control:

N3 type terminal

Built-in Flash GN:

13 (ISO 100, in meters)

Flash Exposure Compensation:

±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Continuous Shooting Speed:

High-speed: 6.5 fps

Maximum burst:

JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 75; RAW: approx 17

White Balance:

Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom, color temperature setting

WB Compensation:

±9 stops correction (blue/amber direction or magenta/green) in full-stop increments; ±3 stops WB bracketing

LCD Monitor:

3.0-inch TFT colour LCD; 230,000 pixels

Live View modes:

1) Live View shooting; 2) Remote Live View (PC-connected); supports auto/manual focus, evaluative metering, magnification by 5x or 10x at AF point, grid display, exposure simulation

Image Playback:

Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x – 10x), rotated image, image jump (by 1/10/100 images, 1 screen, or shooting date); highlight alert (blinking) provided

Custom Functions:

Total 24; My Manu registration provided


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video Out (PAL/NTSC); WFT-E3/E3A


Single Battery Pack BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511, or BP-512

Dimensions (w x d x h):

145.5 107.8 x 73.5 mm


Approx. 740 grams (body only)