Fri - September 7, 2007

Canon EOS 40D Is Coming - Time to Upgrade My DSLR Camera? Update ...

Before Sunrise at Sanibel Bridge

canon eos 40d

see Canon EOS 40D at Amazon

The focus of Paddling with a Camera blog is on compact waterproof digital cameras like my Pentax Optio W10. I simply always carry this camera when paddling or racing. However, I am also shooting with a DSLR camera, Canon EOS 10D. I am not packing my Canon to the low volume Thunderbolt kayak, but, usually, I take it to my Sea Wind canoe together with a tripod.

The above picture was shot before sunrise near Sanibel Island bridge in March of 2006 during the WaterTribe Ultimate Florida Challenge. I was very proud that I forced myself to unpack the camera and tripod after the entire night of paddling.

My Canon 10D is quite outdated and is time to think about upgrade. I will probably stay with the same line of Canon cameras.

Information about a new Canon EOS 40D was released a few days ago. The camera appeared even available for pre-orders at Amazon with a release date of September 20.

Some features of Canon EOS 40D:

  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures enough detail for photo-quality poster-size prints
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD display with enhanced Live View and broadened color gamut
  • 6.5 frame-per-second continuous shooting capability (for bursts of up to 75 Large/Fine JPEGs or 17 RAW images)
  • sRAW mode; 35-zone metering system; integrated Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Powered by BP-511A, BP-511, or BP-512 lithium-ion battery pack; stores images on CF cards

According to the post at Digital Photography School by Darren Rowse, Canon is also introducing he higher end EOS-1Ds Mark III, a full frame 21.1 megapixel DSLR available in December, and a few other point and shoot cameras (available for pre-order at Amazon):


Canon EOS 40D started to ship sooner than it was announced and the first reviews of this new camera are showing up:

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