Canon EOS 400D D-SLR Camera

24 Aug
2006

Canon announced the EOS 400D digital SLR (D-SLR) camera. It is replacing one of the most affordable and well made D-SLR cameras, the EOS 350D. The new model includes a new 10.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor that delivers stunning, professional quality photographs and super-fast image processing, thanks to Canon’s proprietary DiG!C II processor, that ensures the camera is capable of capturing three frames per second (fps) for a burst of up to 27 consecutive frames. The 400D camera also comes with EOS Integrated Cleaning System providing total protection from appearance of sensor dust in images.

General Specifications
Image sensor: 10.1 Effective Megapixel CMOS sensor; 22.2 x 14.8mm effective size
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed): ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (selectable via ISO Speed menu)
Image data storage: Compact FlashT (CF) card Type I or Type II standard; 1 slot
Image compression: Raw / Fine / Normal
Image compression level: Still image: JPEG or RAW – simultaneous recording possible
Lens: Canon EF and EF-S series, effective focal length 1.6x
Still image: JPEG or RAW – simultaneous recording possible
Shutter: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal plane shutter with electronic control
Shutter speed: 1/4,000 sec. – 30 sec., Bulb; maximum flash sync at 1/200 sec.
Focusing method: TTL-CT-SIR type. Wide area AF with 9 selectable focussing points.
Focusing modes: Autofocus (One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, One-Shot /Predictive AI Servo AF switching) and Manual Focussing
Light metering method: Evaluative, Partial, and Centre-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV1-EV20
White balance control: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash and Custo
Shooting modes: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (6), Manual, E-TTL II autoflash Program AE
Continuous shooting speed: 3 frames per sec for up to 27 in a single burst
Self timer: Yes – 10 seconds
Flash (built-in): Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Flash guide number (built-in): 13 at 100 ISO (m)
Flash (external): Hot-shoe: X-sync contacts, with EX-series Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash
Optical viewfinder: Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Viewfinder adjustment: -3 to +1 dpt
Viewfinder coverage: 95% (vertically and horizontally)
Monitor type: 2.5″ TFT colour, liquid crystal monitor – 230,000 pixels
Interface: Digital Terminal – USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, Video Output Terminal – NTSC / PAL, Remote Control Terminal – E3-type, Wireless Remote Control for RC-1 and RC-5
Power source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2LH), AC adapter (type: ACK-700)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight: Approx. 510 grams

The Canon EOS 400D 18-55 kit will be available from late September 2006 with a price of ??????¬1039.99 (euro) or about $1340. For only the 400D body you’ll have to prepare ??????¬939.99 (euro) or about $1205.

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