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Specification for Canon EOS 400D

Main Features
Resolution 10.1
Main characteristics
Image Sensor Type: CMOS
Resolution: 10.5 Megapixel
Camera Type: SLR/Professional
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Interchangeable Lenses
Focus Type: Autofocus&Manual Focus
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 10.5 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 3888 x 25922816 x 18801936 x 1288
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
White Balance: AutoManualDaylight / Sunny (Preset)Cloudy (Preset)Fluorescent (Preset)Tungsten (Preset)Shade (Preset)Flash (Preset)Colour Temperature Adjust
Frames Per Second: 3 Frames
Storage
Memory Type: CompactFlash Card Type ICompactFlash Card Type II
Compression Modes: FineNormalUncompressed
File Size (High Res.): 9.8 MB (13 images on 128MB card)
File Size (Low Res.): 0.7 MB (about 183 images on 128MB card)
Flash
ISO Speeds: Auto1002004008001600
Flash Type: Built-In&External
Flash Functions: Flash OffAuto FlashRed-eye Reduction FlashManual
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Optical (Through-the-lens)
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 2.5 in.
LCD Screen Resolution: 230,000 pixels
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB 2.0
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: NB-2LH
Battery Life: 360 Images
Included Features
Self Timer: 10 Sec.
Built-in Microphone: Without Built-in Microphone
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS XMicrosoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Windows 98SEMicrosoft Windows MEMicrosoft Windows XP
Other
Height: 9.4 cm
Width: 12.6 cm
Depth: 6.5 cm
Weight: 0.5 kg
Exterior Color: Black
Release Date: September, 2006

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Canon EOS 400D

“My favourite camera”

Written on: 20/04/2012 by pelajoujou (1 review written)

My boyfriend uses this camera, and it takes really wonderful pics! I love this camera, and being photographed with it… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“Disapointing flash recycle time”

Written on: 03/08/2011 by Mikee1504 (3 reviews written)

Great little budget SLR for the novice or keen photographer on a budget, It has largely delivered what was expected but the flash leaves a lot to be desired. I have had continual problems with the flash in low light when the flash will take > 2 minutes to recycle meaning many great shots are lost forever! This seems largely to be related to the autofocus and the flash burst that is used to obtain focus, I have a Speedlite so not all is lost but not always convenient to carrry a flash with me… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“This is a great camera. Ideal for some looking to take...”

Written on: 20/09/2010 by ctoynbee (1 review written)

This is a great camera. Ideal for some looking to take photography further who doesn't want to spend too much.
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Canon EOS 400D

“I bought this Canon EOS 400D camera intending to...”

Written on: 23/02/2009 by Jon H (2 reviews written)

I bought this Canon EOS 400D camera intending to upgrade from trusty my Eos350d because it sports a much larger screen for reviewing my photos plus an extra 2 megapixals.
I was soon disappointed when I found its shutter delay was nearly half a second which was a lot slower than the 350d's plus while the pics were good they looked poorer when compared to the 350d.
So in all fairness I would say that this camera compares well with other slr cameras from the likes of Sony Samsung & Panasonic in the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Canon EOS 400D

“Easy transfer from old analogue model with all the...”

Written on: 22/12/2008 by skidbol (1 review written)

Easy transfer from old analogue model with all the extras of digitalisation (does that word exist?). The digital bits are easy to learn and great tools that give effects only available before in the darkroom so adjustments can be made 'on the spot' that couldn't have been done before. 1.6x lens magnification is great for me but might not suit the close-up (macro) shots some people like to take a lot of.

Easy cross-over from analogue. Good sized, high quality prints (no loss at A3 size). Makes… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“The 18-55mm lens on the Canon EOS 400D performs much...”

Written on: 19/08/2008 by azuretower (2 reviews written)

The 18-55mm lens on the Canon EOS 400D performs much better than I had been led to expect by reviews. The sharp, silky images produced are a significant improvement on the Olympus E400 I previously owned.
I aquired a Tamron 55-200 f4-5.6 from Amazon for a mere £70 and it performs very well in good light.
The software support is the best I have come upon for handling Raw files, though Nikon Pictureproject is still the best for general tweaks to jpegs. … Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“The Canon EOS 400D is a great camera, Easy to use with...”

Written on: 14/08/2008 by cruisingcar08 (1 review written)

The Canon EOS 400D is a great camera, Easy to use with a great auto and manual settings, has a nice len shake effect to get any dust or dirt off the lens and the picture quality is amazing I think 10 mp is way enough for mostly people. This camera is a very good price for what you get… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Canon EOS 400D

“Easy to use for a novice point and go set up...”

Written on: 26/07/2008

Easy to use for a novice point and go set up brilliant. It does need a flash addition for ease of night photography. I bought mine after using a friends as i was still in the stone age with a nikon slr good camera only find mistakes after film developed… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Canon EOS 400D

“I bought my Canon EOS 400D for £341.00 new and...”

Written on: 02/07/2008

I bought my Canon EOS 400D for £341.00 new and although I needed to buy a good zoom lens because the kit lens is not top notch I still consider the camera value for money… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“The Canon EOS 400D is a one of the best camera to take...”

Written on: 16/04/2008 by jehangir (1 review written)

The Canon EOS 400D is a one of the best camera to take picture a good camera for the family… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“he Canon EOS 400D is easy to use for new DSLR users....”

Written on: 18/03/2008 by RUBBER2405 (8 reviews written)

he Canon EOS 400D is easy to use for new DSLR users. This camera is well built, despite not being built from Magnesium alloy like its "Bigger brothers/sisters the EOS 40D and above. The stock 18-55mm USM lens, actually gives 28.8-88mm equivalent in 35mm format. This is because of the 1.6x cropping factor of the sensor. There is a large range of lenses out there available for this camera. You can change the aperture and shutter speed pretty quickly without lowering the viewfinder when you get… Read Full Review

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Rubber2405's Response to RUBBER2405's Review

Written on: 19/03/2008

When i said the EOS 450D is the predecessor, I meant the successor. Sorry.

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★★★★★
Canon EOS 400D

“I am very happy with my Canon EOS 400D camera, it's...”

Written on: 07/03/2008 by v r brett (1 review written)

I am very happy with my Canon EOS 400D camera, it's easy to use for novice on full auto and plenty of options when you get used to the camera… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Canon EOS 400D

“Need to get a decent lens outfit to get the most out...”

Written on: 30/12/2007

Need to get a decent lens outfit to get the most out of this good camera… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“Having had time to get used to my new Canon am pleased...”

Written on: 22/09/2007 by Nice1111 (2 reviews written)

Having had time to get used to my new Canon am pleased with the performance. Traded up from old Canon SLR and found the switch easy and worthwhile. Bought from Jessops with the £50 back offer and pleased with the service from them too. Well worth a look if trading up… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“Overall this is a great DSLR with many modes and...”

Written on: 09/08/2007 by MisterW (1 review written)

Overall this is a great DSLR with many modes and settings especially for the price. There are better DSLRs but you will have to pay for it.
I have taken around 5000 photos over the last 9months from fast action to landscapes producing some excellent results.
With good quality lens(es) you should produce some excellent pictures. Personally, I use a 70-300 for nature and distance shots. This is a moderately cheap lens and the performance shows. My general use lens: Canon 17-85 IS produces… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“The Canon EOS 400D is a camera that will appeal to the...”

Written on: 11/05/2007 by Robert Dowell (7 reviews written)

The Canon EOS 400D is a camera that will appeal to the amateur and professional photographer. It is easy to use, has some much needed improvements over the EOS 300/350 and is a very good start to the world of Digital SLR Photography. The fact that it has a small APS-C sensor does not detract from the capabilities of the camera making the images every bit as good as some of the cameras costing three times as much.

I have heard that many professionals who have Pro model Canon cameras will… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“I bought the Canon EOS 400D camera a week ago to...”

Written on: 23/03/2007 by alex57601 (1 review written)

I bought the Canon EOS 400D camera a week ago to replace my Fuji FinePix S5500 which had served me well, for my railway and aviation shots. Have to say I am very impressed with what I have seen so far!

I am new to the Digital SLR field but the EOS 400D is really easy to set up and use which rested my fears about taking weeks to get used to. The picture quality is superb and the auto and manual settings means that you are in total control of what picture you want to take. It is light and great… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“It's a fantastic digital SLR for some space to take...”

Written on: 18/03/2007 by panda1 (27 reviews written)

It's a fantastic digital SLR for some space to take shots not really possible with a point and shoot except perhaps the Kodak V570/(V705 not tried) for the ultra wide angle coverage but lacks the high quality image. However, traveling to third world, poor countries, I didn't want to risk the expensive camera equipment being lost or stolen, resorted to a Kodak V570 ultra-compact for my travel photography which is what I did going to the Philippines. Consider carrying rain gear for your camera… Read Full Review

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Canon EOS 400D

“If you already use an EOS camera you will get used to...”

Written on: 29/10/2006 by CAW (1 review written)

If you already use an EOS camera you will get used to the Canon EOS 400D in minutes. If you are new to the EOS system it will take you a little longer. Ergonomically it feels good in your hands.

The bundled zoom lens is a little slow so you might want to go for an f2.8 18-55mm after market lens.

Viewfinder information is clear, with a sensor that shuts off the LCD when you are focusing or the camera is hanging from the strap.

The auto focus is quick and precise. Full manual control as well… Read Full Review

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