• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
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Predecessor: Canon 30D
30D vs 40D
 
Successor: Canon 50D
40D vs 50D
 
General
Model Number: 40D DSLR-A300
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Pro SLR SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1299.00 $800.00
Street Price:   $562.64
Date Available: 2007-09-15 2008-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 29.8 oz (844 g)
includes batteries
20.5 oz (582 g)
Size: 5.7 x 4.3 x 2.9 in.
(146 x 108 x 74 mm)
5.1 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.
(131 x 99 x 75 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CCD
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.10 microns 6.12 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2, 16:9
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 64 64
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1 22.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3 11.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 703 538
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, 3:2),
1936 x 1288 (2.5 MP, 3:2)
3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2896 x 1936 (5.6 MP, 3:2),
2896 x 1632 (4.7 MP, Other),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1088 (2.1 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW (14-bit CR2) JPEG (EXIF 2.21), RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.4 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:    
Composite Video Out: Yes Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Sony Alpha (Minolta A)
Lens: n/a Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 DT SAL-1870
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   27 - 105mm
Focal Length (actual):   18 - 70mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.88x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   38 cm to Infinity
15.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 55.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values:   n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor, 9 cross-type AF points 9-point, center cross TTL phase detection with eye-start and "Quick AF" for Live View
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR; eye-level pentaprism, interchangeable screen, 95%, 0.95x, 22mm relief, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter SLR type; eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.74x magnification
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.49x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.74x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 2.7
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x  
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 1600 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, 3200 via custom function Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2,800K - 10,000K Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temperature/Color Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial, Spot (3.8%) 40-segment Honeycomb Pattern, Center-weighted, Spot; (1200 zone metering in Live View mode)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Green Zone, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night Portrait, Flash Off Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night view
Self Timer: 10,2 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Built-in Auto Popup: Auto, Fill-flash, Rear flash sync, Slow Sync, High Speed, Sync, Wireless off camera flash (with Flash HVL-F56AM, F36AM)
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft. 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive CF1 / CF2 / Microdrive
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, sRAW (14-bit CR2) RAW, RAW+JPEG; (.ARW)
Movie File Format:    
Included Memory: No memory included  
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired
Connections (extended): N3-type push-in terminal  
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 14  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 6.4 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited Unlimited
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.078 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.061 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag Live View Silent Mode 1 = 0.166s Full AF lag Live View Silent Mode 2 = 0.168s Full AF lag Live View Silent Mode disabled = 0.283s  
Startup Time: 0.4 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.9 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):    
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 800 shots 730 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-511/A, BP-512; BG-E2N Battery Grip Proprietary NP-FM500H
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium Ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary NP-FM500H Lithium Ion rechargeabl
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
Software
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional 3.1, EOS Utility 2.1, ZoomBrowser EX 5.8 and ImageBrowser 5.8  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X.  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Replaces EOS 30D - 10.1 MP, APS-C CMOS sensor - Single DIGIC III processor, 14-bit, Highlight Tone Priority mode - ISO 100-1600/3200 - 6.5fps, 75 JPEG, 17 RAW - Faster 9-point AF, all cross-type - Improved 0.95x, 0.95% viewfinder - 3-inch LCD with Live View function - Integrated Cleaning System with Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit, Dust Delete Data - Magnesium alloy body cover, weather-proofed - 100K actuation shutter Additionally offered in a kit version with Canon's EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at an estimated selling price of $1,499.00 10MP version of the A350: Tilting 2.7" LCD with Live View; Quick AF during Live View (pentamirror Tilt mechanism directs light to a dedicated live view image sensor, enabling fast and responsive TTL phase-detection auto-focusing, even during live view.); Super SteadyShot IS; Anti-Dust; Dynamic Range Optimizer. $800 bundled with DT 18-70mm kit lens.