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Differences between 400D and 40D

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    johntaylor
    2 Oct 2007 - 10:11 AM

    Its a silly question, but what is the main differences between the Canon 400D and the 40D?

    I did a comparison check and heres all I can see:

    40D has DIGIC III instead of DIGIC II

    Live view mode on the 40D

    Pentaprism view finder (what is this?)

    and it has a alloy body.

    so are these differences really worth the extra cash?

    Any help would be great :o)

    Cheers

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    strawman
    strawman  1021991 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Oct 2007 - 10:20 AM

    Other differences,
    faster frame rate,
    bigger buffer
    significantly longer life shutter and mirror mech
    Improved AF sensors
    Improved Metering
    Improved Handling (size of grip, dual wheel control
    Three user set custom functions
    More robust body
    Improved micro lenses
    Bigger viewfinder
    Spot meter
    Longer battery life.

    Is it worth it? That I am afraid is your call.

    For static images there may be very little diference in it. For sports use it could be a massive gulf. If you want to keep the camera for longer than two years, or take a lot of photo's in a year.

    Personaly I would say yes, but it is mainly due to the 400D etc being made smaller than older version like the 300D, making the handling difficult for me.

    Mrd06
    Mrd06  625 forum posts
    2 Oct 2007 - 10:40 AM

    Its worth it just for the spot metering and FPS count

    let alone all the other stuff.

    ade_mcfade
    ade_mcfade  1014554 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Oct 2007 - 11:12 AM


    Quote: Differences between 400D and 40D

    looks like a "0" to me

    strawman
    strawman  1021991 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    2 Oct 2007 - 11:41 AM

    Ah but ade you say it as

    Ooooh.

    p3asa
    p3asa  8676 forum posts Scotland
    7 Oct 2007 - 10:53 PM

    I've just went from the 350D to the 40D and the first thing that strikes me as different apart from the physical size is the noise of the shutter!!

    The 350D sounds virtually silent compared to the 40D.

    The 40D is certainly loud although I've read reviews stating it is quieter than the 30D so heaven knows what that was like!!

    Apart from that it is a lovely bit of gear. The quality of the pictures for me is night and day. I can see a big difference. As for the continuous drive, It's like a machine gun. It would be impossible not to get a lot more keepers using it. I particularly like the feature that doesn't rotate the picture in the camera in portrait mode but rotates it for the PC. Also pressing info gives 2 full screens of info which is clear and easy to read compared to the 350D's cramped info.

    Steven.

    culturedcanvas
    7 Oct 2007 - 11:18 PM


    Quote: I've just went from the 350D to the 40D and the first thing that strikes me as different apart from the physical size is the noise of the shutter!!

    Thats because on the 350D the shutter is powered by a mute mouse.

    Smile

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