Canon 40D Specs Revealed

Here are some of the specs on the new Canon 40D to be announced very soon by Canon:

Product Features

  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD display with enhanced Live View and broadened color gamut
  • 6.5 frame-per-second continuous shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images)
  • sRAW mode; 35-zone metering system; integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Powered by BP-511A, BP-511, or BP-512 lithium-ion battery pack; stores images on CF cards


Technical Details

  • Resolution: Approximately 10.1 million effective pixels (total pixels: approximately 10.5 million) Recording pixels: 3888 x 2592
  • Sensor type: CMOS sensor, with primary R-G-B filtration
  • Sensor size: 22.2 x 14.8 millimeters
  • Pixel size: 5.7 microns square
  • Lens focal length factor: 1.6x
  • Sensor dust removal: EOS Integrated Cleaning System; active removal of dust by vibrating front low-pass filter; automatic removal of dust spots, in Canon Digital Photo Professional software (v. 3.1 or higher)
  • Maximum frames per second: 6.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
  • Maximum number of frames / burst: JPEG: 75; RAW: 17
  • Shutter speeds: 30 seconds to 1/8000, plus Bulb (1/3 or 1/2-step increments)
  • Flash sync speed: Up to 1/250, with EX-series Speedlites
  • Anticipated shutter durability: 100,000 exposures, based on Canon test methods
  • Computer interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
  • Image recording storage media: CompactFlash (CF) cards (type I or II, including Microdrives)
  • Card compatibility: “FAT32” compatible–OK for cards over 2GB
  • Image format options: JPEG (choice of “Fine” or “Normal” compression); RAW (Canon .CR2 RAW file format); RAW + JPEG (any JPEG file size available; JPEG file written as separate file)
  • Analog to digital conversion: 14 bits per channel (16,382 separate tones from brightest to darkest, for each channel)
  • Resolution options: “Large”–3888 x 2592 (approximately 10.1 million pixels); “Medium”–2816 x 1880 (approximately 5.3 million pixels); “Small”–1936 x 1288 (approximately 2.5 million pixels)
  • File numbering: sRGB color space: IMG_0001.JPG or IMG_0001.CR2; Adobe 1998 RGB color space
  • Folders: Automatically created for image storage; new folder can be user-created with “Manual Reset” function; folders cannot be freely selected on memory card by the photographer
  • Highlight tone priority: Expands tonal range of bright highlights by about one stop; ISO range limited to 200 to 1600; activated by C.Fn II-3-1
  • Data verification: “Original Image Data” can be appended to each image via Custom Function IV-6-1; requires optional Canon Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 to check authenticity
  • Live View viewing options: Camera’s LCD monitor; computer monitor, via USB; computer monitor, via wireless transmitter WFT-E3A
  • Manual focus: Viewed on LCD monitor, with option to magnify focus area 5x or 10x
  • Autofocus: Possible–C.Fn III-6-1 active, press AF On button; mirror drops down temporarily while AF On button is pressed, allowing AF to function
  • Silent mode Live View shoot: Mode 1: First shutter curtain remains open; shooting up to 6.5 fps possible; Mode 2: Quieter option; 2nd shutter curtain doesn’t close until user’s finger is taken off shutter button
  • Accessory wireless transmitter: Canon WFT-E3A (optional, dedicated wireless transmitter)
  • Attachment to camera: Attaches to base of camera; totally integrated with EOS 40D’s design
  • Wireless transfer methods: 802.11b or 802.11g; link speed: approximately 11 megabits/second (802.11b) or 54 megabits/second (802.11g)
  • Connection method: Infrastructure or Ad Hoc (802.11g functions in Ad Hoc mode)
  • Maximum wireless distance: Approximately 490 feet (150 meters), if “receiver” has its own antenna (depends on environment)
  • Wireless channels: 11 (in North American market)
  • Ethernet (wired) transfer: Yes; Ethernet 100Base-TX (maximum distance approximately 1,000 feet); link speed: approximately 100 megabits/second
  • Transfer options: 1. FTP mode (images sent to folder on host computer); 2. PTP mode (remote control of camera possible from computer); 3. HTTP mode (view camera’s files using web browser; remote firing of camera possible)
  • Security options: Encryption: WEP or TKIP/AES; authentication: open system, WPA-PSK, or WPA2-PSK
  • USB “host” capability: Plug compatible USB devices into WFT-E2A, for use with the EOS 40D; GPS devices (write GPS time, coordinates, and altitude info into each file’s EXIF info); external hard drive (connect compact external USB hard drive, and write files directly from camera to the hard drive as if it’s an additional memory card)
  • LCD monitor: 3.0-inch (diagonal) TFT color; approximately 100% coverage; approximately 230,000 pixels on monitor; approximately 140 degrees viewing angle
  • LCD monitor brightness: Adjustable in 7 levels (via Menu)
  • Video-out: Yes (to standard TV monitor); NTSC or PAL, selectable on Menu
  • Number of AF points: Nine, all cross-type AF points
  • Center AF point: Unique hybrid cross-type AF point; world’s first high-precision AF point with both horizontal and vertical high-precision; additional standard precision, cross-type sensors for lenses from f2.8 to f5.6
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