Bob Atkins has come out with the first review for the Canon EOS 40D, it seem like a nifty piece of kit I have to say!
- 10.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- 6.5 fps continuous shooting, max. burst 75 JPEGs
- New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors
- DIGIC III processor
- 3.0Ã¢â‚¬Â LCD with Live View mode
- EOS Integrated Cleaning System
- Clear and bright viewfinder
- Customizable Picture Style processing parameters
Bob seems to think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pretty good too, worth an upgrade over the EOS 30D.
The EOS 40D is more than a minor upgrade of the EOS 30D. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s basically a new camera with a new sensor, a new 14-bit processing engine, a new AF system and new features such as Live View, Highlight Priority and High ISO noise reduction as well as improved ergonomics with the enhanced 3Ã¢â‚¬Â³ LCD. Though it looks much like the 20D/30D it seems to have a more Ã¢â‚¬Å“proÃ¢â‚¬Â feel – though IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure why. Perhaps itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the quieter and faster shutter operation that simply makes it sound better!
In just about every respect the 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 didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel that way about the 30D, which was a good camera but for me didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t offer enough new features to persuade me to trade in my 20D and upgrade.
You can read the full review here:
Another guy from Hong Kong has done a very extensive review on his blog.