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Old 08-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Furachan Furachan is offline
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Default Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

In keeping with a tradition that has lasted a couple of years now I would like to share with you my impressions of Canon's remarkable new mid range cam: the long awaited 40D, which just spent some time with at the Canon showroom in the Ginza not far from my work.

FEEL:
It feels remarkably light and "right" in the hand. I think the texture of the exterior is more rubbery than the 20D/30D and 5D, a good thing. The grip's ergonomics has been tweaked too.

LCD:
HUGE, 3 inch deal with very good colors (beter than the much maligned 30D screen.

SHUTTER:
Very well damped which gives it a QUIETER quality. To be more precise the time of execution of the shutter release is extremely short, as is viewfider blackout. Remember this thing can do 6.5 frames/sec!

VIEWFINDER:
VEry bright and much larger than previous midrange cams. In addition the eye relief (22) is excellent news for spectacles wearers. ISO is indicated all the time in he finder as well as BW if you are shooting monochrome.

AF:
Stupendously FAST with comendable BITE. You aim and it grabs, simple as that. All 9 AF pints are now cross type. This is a pro-level AF, very comparable to the 1-series. MUCH, much better than the AF on the 5D or 20D.

I mean, what's not to like about this cam - phenomenal improvements in many areas. 14bit transfer in RAW... ouch!

The only think I have not really seen yet is the image quality which promises to be superb but still...you never know.

Canon is going to clean up with this cam.

Oh and it is more or less weather proof too...
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

Arigato gozaimasu Francis-san, it will be mine !
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

ARghhhh,
it's soooo tempting.
Will need to find some money now ;-)
Thanks for that Francis!
Nicolas
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:13 PM
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Very nice that you bring us this Francis....also seen the 1Ds mkIII?

Regards,

Henk
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

Thanks Francis; an interesting report!
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:03 PM
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Yes, several times, henk. I wrote a report on t earlier I believe. Fantastic camera but a little heavy and bulky. If you needed what t has to offer, there is one better though. Actually the 40D seems to incorportae quite a few of the benefits of its bigger sibbling...
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:49 AM
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Hello Francis,

I think you mixed up with a different model. I mean the new 1Ds mkIII which is just launced together with the 40D...

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Henk
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

Hmmm... I guess that the question is not how good is the camera, but the question is how can I convince my wife that I need this new toy???????? (Totally green with envy)
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:11 AM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

"Canon is going to clean up with this cam " Well todays announcement by Nikon of the D300/D3 seems to have thrown a spanner in the works ! Witness the Canon users response on the D30/40 forum on DP REVIEW. Well, I guess we all benefit from this quality race but Nikon seems to have ( at the moment ) the edge over Canon.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 40D: HANDS ON REPORT FROM TOKYO!

INdeed they are a few more gadgets on the D300 but it's also 400 more expensive... Not sure it would be worth the difference for me
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond300/
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos40d/
Incredible machines... I wish I could justify getting one of these ;-)
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