Sunday, August 19, 2007

Canon 40D Specs Revealed



A leak at Amazon.com's website with info for the new 40D reveals the following specs:

Product Features
  • 10.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 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

Technical Details
  • Resolution: Approximately 10.1 million effective pixels (total pixels: approximately 10.5 million)
  • Recording pixels: 3888 x 2592
  • Sensor type: CMOS sensor, with primary R-G-B filtration
  • Sensor size: 22.2 x 14.8 millimeters
  • Pixel size: 5.7 microns square
  • Lens focal length factor: 1.6x
  • Sensor dust removal: EOS Integrated Cleaning System; active removal of dust by vibrating front low-pass filter; automatic removal of dust spots, in Canon Digital Photo Professional software (v. 3.1 or higher)
  • Maximum frames per second: 6.5 frames per second (fps) at full resolution
  • Maximum number of frames / burst: JPEG: 75; RAW: 17
  • Shutter speeds: 30 seconds to 1/8000, plus Bulb (1/3 or 1/2-step increments)
  • Flash sync speed: Up to 1/250, with EX-series Speedlites
  • Anticipated shutter durability: 100,000 exposures, based on Canon test methods
  • Computer interface: USB 2.0 (Hi-speed)
  • Image recording storage media: CompactFlash (CF) cards (type I or II, including Microdrives)
  • Card compatibility: "FAT32" compatible--OK for cards over 2GB
  • Image format options: JPEG (choice of "Fine" or "Normal" compression); RAW (Canon .CR2 RAW file format); RAW + JPEG (any JPEG file size available; JPEG file written as separate file)
  • Analog to digital conversion: 14 bits per channel (16,382 separate tones from brightest to darkest, for each channel)
  • Resolution options: "Large"--3888 x 2592 (approximately 10.1 million pixels); "Medium"--2816 x 1880 (approximately 5.3 million pixels); "Small"--1936 x 1288 (approximately 2.5 million pixels)
  • Highlight tone priority: Expands tonal range of bright highlights by about one stop; ISO range limited to 200 to 1600; activated by C.Fn II-3-1
  • Live View viewing options: Camera's LCD monitor; computer monitor, via USB; computer monitor, via wireless transmitter WFT-E3A
  • Manual focus: Viewed on LCD monitor, with option to magnify focus area 5x or 10x
  • Autofocus: Possible--C.Fn III-6-1 active, press AF On button; mirror drops down temporarily while AF On button is pressed, allowing AF to function
  • Silent mode Live View shoot: Mode 1: First shutter curtain remains open; shooting up to 6.5 fps possible; Mode 2: Quieter option; 2nd shutter curtain doesn't close until user's finger is taken off shutter button
  • Accessory wireless transmitter: Canon WFT-E3A (optional, dedicated wireless transmitter)

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