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Camera Porn II, The New Toy

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As promised, here are the specs on my latest toy, the Canon 40D. I bought this last weekend and received it Friday. I have not had much time to play yet, but I hope to soon.

Camera Type
Interchangeable Lens SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Digital Camera

Image Quality
Image Sensor: APS-C size (22.2 x 14.8mm) 10.5 Megapixel Single-plate, CMOS sensor
Effective Resolution: 10.1 million pixels
Color Depth: 24-Bit RGB (JPEG) 42-Bit RGB (RAW)
Color Modes: Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces selectable
Image File Formats: RAW (.CR2) sRAW (.CR2) JPEG (Fine, Normal) RAW+JPEG (simultaneous recording)
Recorded Resolution: Large (3888 x 2592) Medium (2816 x 1880) Small (1936 x 1288)
Video Recording: No
Audio Recording: No

Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount (compatible with EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses)
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Optical Image Stabilization: Supports Canon IS and equivalent lenses

Focus Control
Focus Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor with 9 AF points (Automatic or Manual selection) and AF-assist using built-in flashAF Working Range: EV -0.5 – +18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)
Focus Modes: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual Focus (MF), AF Point Selection (Automatic, Manual AF)

Exposure Control
Sensitivity: Auto ISO (100 to 400)Selectable ISO (100 – 1600) plus Enhanced H (ISO 3200)
Shutter Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled
Shutter Speed: 30 – 1/8000 second (1/3-stop increments)
Mirror Lock-Up: Yes
Exposure Metering: 35-zone TTL full aperture metering (Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted average)
Exposure Modes: Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE, Exposure Compensation (±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-half increments), AE Lock
White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom WB setting, user-set Color Temperature (2,500~10,000K), White balance bracketing (±3 levels in 1-step increments for 3 images), White balance shift (blue/amber bias and/or magenta/green bias ±9 levels)
Scene Modes: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome

Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Effective Flash Range: Up to 43′ (13m) at ISO 100
External Flash Connection: Dedicated Hot Shoe & PC Terminal
External Flash Control: E-TTL II autoflash with Flash Exposure Compensation
Maximum Flash Synchronization Speed: 1/250 second

Performance
Start-Up Time: 0.15 seconds
Shutter Lag: 0.059 seconds
Time Between Shots: Less than 0.5 seconds
Burst Capability: 6.5 fps up to 75 JPEG/17 RAW images
Self Timer: 10 seconds or 2 seconds delay
Interval Recording: No (Possible with optional TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller)
Date & Time Stamp: Yes

Memory & Power
Built-in Memory: No
Compatible Memory Cards: CompactFlash (type I & II)
File Size: Large Raw 12.4MB, Fine 3.5MB, Normal 1.8MB
Medium Fine 2.1MB, Normal 1.1MB
Small sRAW 7.1MB, Fine 1.2MB, Normal 0.6MB
Battery Type: BP-511A Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Power Adapter: ACK-E2 AC Adapter Kit (optional)

Input/Output
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (mini-B port)
Direct Print Capable: Yes (PictBridge)
Remote Control: N3-type remote control (RS-80N3, TC-80N3 Timer, LC-4 Wireless, computer control when tethered)
Video Output: Yes (NTSC & PAL)

Display
Viewfinder: Eye-level SLR with solid glass pentaprism with Dioptric Adjustment (-3.0 to +1.0 diopter) and Quick-return half mirror
Viewfinder Info: AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image (monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview: Yes
LCD Display: 3.0″ TFT Color LCD (230,000 pixels) with Brightness Adjust (7-steps)
Information Display: Uses 3″ Color LCD (Exposure Settings, Warnings, Maximum burst for continuous shooting, Shots remaining, Power Status)
Language Options: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Playback Options: Single image, 4-image index, 9-image index, Jump, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Histogram, AF point display, Auto rotate, Rotate, Live View (View image before shooting on LCD monitor; live histogram and live simulation of exposure level possible with C.Fn IV-7-1), Highlight Alert

Physical
Dimensions (HxWxD): 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9″ (146 x 108 x 74mm) body only
Weight: 26.1 oz. (740g) body only

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