Canon EOS 40D Rumor

Last update – 20 August’07: It’s official! Canon has launched the EOS 40D
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19 August’07: Amazon leaks the Canon 40D Specifications, Price & Availability

The US specifications, price and availability for the Canon EOS 40D have been leaked by the biggest online retailer, Amazon.com. They have removed the page now, but you can still see the saved screenshot below;

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It looks like the EOS40D will be available at Amazon on September 10th for US$1,299

07 August’07: If you take a look at a photo of an invoice from a certain retailer below, it looks like the EOS 40D will be available in US stores as soon as Sept 2nd’07 with a retail price of $1600

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Source: Dpreview forum

Try to enter UPC code number from the invoice here, and this is the result:

Item Record
UPC-A
EAN/UCC-13
Description Canon EOS 40D D-SLR W
Size/Weight 3.74 LB
Manufacturer CANON INC/TOKYO VIDEO DIVISION (0013803) more items
Issuer Country United States
Last Modified Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:12:04 UTC
Pending Updates 4

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http://www.upcdatabase.com/item.asp?upc=013803086607

19 May’07: The Canon EOS 40D is rumored to have a 10.1 MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC II processor, Integrated Cleaning System, Spot metering & 9-point AF and a 2.5in LCD with 230K pixels and 160º viewing angle.

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Here’s the Canon EOS 40D specifications that has been circulated on photography forum around the net;

* 10.1 MP CMOS sensor
* 5fps, 30 JPEG image burst
* Integrated Cleaning System
* 2.5in LCD with 230K pixels and 160º viewing angle
* Picture Style image processing
* Spot metering & 9-point AF
* DIGIC III processor with 0.2 sec start up
* Digital Photo Professional software
* Magnesium alloy body
* Compatible with all EF/EF-S lenses and EX Speedlite flashes
* Including powerpack and accessories
* New wireless transmitter WFT-E3
* New EF-s 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS
* New grip BG-E2N

Designed to inspire. Built to last.

CMOS sensor
A 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor provides the sensitivity needed for clean, detailed images with fine colour gradation. Large sensor pixels allow for wide dynamic range and reduced noise at higher ISO speeds. The 22.5 x 15mm sensor size adds an effective 1.6x increase to the focal length of EF lenses, extending reach at the telephoto end.

5 fps shooting
The camera delivers fast 5 fps shooting for continuous bursts of up to 30 large JPEG images (11 in RAW). A new 3 fps shooting mode provides greater control for variable-speed sequences.

Large LCD
Illuminated by 6 LEDs, the bright 2.5 Inch 230K pixel LCD is viewable from 85° in almost all directions.

Picture Style
Picture Style pre-sets provide easy control over image processing parameters. Each style offers a different colour response – similar to the way film types are changed to achieve different effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are adjustable within each pre-set.

Spot metering
Spot metering allows you to base the optimal exposure value on a concentrated spot (3.5%) in the scene – useful in high-contrast scenes where precise metering control is required.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF
Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing even with off-centre subjects and ‘rule-of-thirds’ compositions.

DIGIC III
DIGIC III renders colours with precision and accuracy. Fast and efficient, DIGIC III prolongs battery life* and delivers instant 0.15 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional software
The Digital Photo Professional software permits high-speed processing of lossless RAW images.

Magnesium alloy body
A compact magnesium alloy body provides durability while keeping the camera’s weight down to 700 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 40D is compatible with over 60 EF lenses (including the EF-S Series) and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. The E-TTL II flash algorithm passes key shooting data from compatible EF lenses – such as focal length, point of focus and distance information – to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures. Untethered shooting is possible with the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1.

Connectivity
Video Out allows reviewing on a TV screen. Connect with USB 2.0 Hi-speed for fast data transfers


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2 Comments »

Comment by Serge
2007-06-17 16:50:45

The mentioned spec just cant’be right. Canon is mainly builing it’s recent p&s en dslr (1dmIII) on the digic III. 9 point af makes it nearly identical with the 400D, so at least 11p.

 
Comment by Scott
2007-08-20 14:30:12

It’s official!

 

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