It is of little wonder why so many people take the time to photograph birds, the natural variation present in this group of organisms together with the fact that they can be found on your doorstep make them a very accessible subject to photograph. However it can be quite daunting when you first decide you want to start photography or want to step up your hobby with the aim of getting a DSLR.
Now several years old, the Canon 40D is a prosumer level camera produced by Canon. There have since been a number of revisions of the 40D, with the current model being the Canon 60D, however the 40D is still a very competent camera and stands up well to time. The Canon 40D is a 10 megapixel camera which is 2 megapixels more than its predecessor, the Canon 30D. Weighing 740 grams and with a magnesium alloy body construction, it certainly feels like a tough camera, although as with any expensive digital equipment, it’s not something advisable to drop, at any distance.
The Canon 40D has been around for a while now, launched in 2007, but it is still an excellent camera capable of taking excellent photos. This video review examines the various capabilities of the Canon 40D, covering build and image quality as well as a comparison between the more up-to-date Canon 60D. Is it better to spend the money and buy the latest addition to Canon’s line of prosumer cameras, or save the bank balance and buy the 40D instead? Watch the video review to find out.