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Canon EOS 400D 10.1 Megapixel 18-55mm Lens Kit Digital SLR Camera Black

Released on 15 September 2006

Manufacturer: Canon

4.0 out of 5 (6 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Make the world your playground with the EOS 400D. 10.1 Megapixels of superior CMOS resolution and Canon's Integrated Cleaning System deliver the EOS hallmark of crisp, clean images, shot after shot.

The EOS 400D's 10.1 Megapixel sensor employs the same outstanding CMOS image quality advantage of its big brothers in the professional EOS 1 range. Super sensitive in low light and virtually noise free, CMOS is also fast and power efficient.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
For consistently pristine results, a complete dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the EOS 400D's sensor spotless. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.

Large bright LCD
Reviewing your work is a delight with the super bright 2.5" 230k pixel display - nearly twice the size of the EOS 350D. Photos feel crisper, richer and more saturated, while a 160° viewing angle makes for easy at-a-glance checking and sharing.

Faster, longer
Shoot at 3 fps for continuous bursts of up to 27 large JPEG images (10 RAW): like shooting a whole roll of film in a single burst.

Picture Style
Switching between Picture Style presets is like being able to change film mid-roll to achieve different colour response and Black & White effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are individually adjustable.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF
Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing - even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.

This tiny super-computer renders colours with precision, accuracy and speed. Fast and power efficient, DIGIC II also delivers instant 0.2 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software
Included in the box, DPP provides high-speed RAW image processing.

Lightweight and compact
Protecting the camera is a tough, durable casing that also keeps weight down to just 510 grams.

EF lenses and accessories
The EOS 400D is compatible with all of the more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. E-TTL II passes data such as focal length and distance information from compatible EF lenses to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures.

Video Out allows TV screen review. Fast data transfer comes standard with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
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  • 10.1 million effective pixels
  • 10.5 million total pixels
  • 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
  • RGB Colour Filter Array
  • Built-in low-pass filter
  • 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Dust reduction
  • Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
  • Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
  • Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)

Image sizes:

  • 3888 x 2592 (L)
  • 2816 x 1880 (M)
  • 1936 x 1288 (S)

Output formats:

  • RAW (.CR2)
  • RAW (.CR2) + JPEG Large/Fine
  • JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal Image processor DIGIC II

Focus modes:

  • Auto Focus
  • Manual Focus (switch on lens)

Auto Focus:

  • 9-point CMOS sensor
  • AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)

AF modes:

  • AI Focus
  • One shot
  • AI Servo

AF point selection:

  • Auto
  • Manual
  • AF assist: Flash strobe

Shooting modes:

  • Auto
  • Program AE (P)
  • Shutter priority AE (TV)
  • Aperture priority AE (AV)
  • Manual (M)
  • Auto depth-of-field
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Close-up
  • Sports
  • Night portrait
  • Flash off


  • TTL 35-zone SPC
  • Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)

Metering modes:

  • Evaluative 35-zone
  • Partial 9% at center
  • Center-weighted average
  • AE Lock: AE lock button

AE Bracketing:

  • +/- 2.0 EV
  • 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

Exposure compen.:

  • +/- 2.0 EV
  • 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments


  • Auto (100 - 400)
  • ISO 100
  • ISO 200
  • ISO 400
  • ISO 800
  • ISO 1600


  • Focal-plane shutter
  • 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
  • Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
  • Bulb

Aperture values:

  • F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
  • Actual aperture range depends on lens used

White balance:

  • Auto
  • Daylight
  • Shade
  • Cloudy
  • Tungsten
  • Fluorescent
  • Flash
  • Custom

WB Bracketing:

  • +/-3 levels
  • 3 images
  • Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias

WB fine-tuning:

  • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
  • Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)

Colour space:

  • sRGB
  • :
  • Single
  • Continuous: 3.0 fps up to 27 JPEG / 10 RAW frames
  • Self-timer 10 secs (3 sec with mirror lock-up)
  • Mirror lockup: Yes (custom function)
  • Viewfinder: Pentamirror
  • 95% frame coverage
  • Magnification: 0.8x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
  • Eyepoint: 21 mm
  • Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
  • Fixed laser matte screen
  • Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information

Viewfinder info:

  • AF points
  • AF/FE lock
  • AEB
  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • Exposure Level / Compensation
  • Max. burst
  • AF/MF focus confirmation
  • CF warning
  • DOF preview: Yes, button

LCD monitor:

  • 2.5" TFT LCD
  • 230,000 pixels
  • Wide viewing angle
  • 7 brightness levels
  • Up to 10x zoom playback

customer Reviews

 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Superb starter digital SLR

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I decided to get back into photography with an SLR, and did quite a lot of research. This lead me to buy this camera and lens (as well as a 70-300 zoom). This camera is a superb entry level camera, with preset picture style types such as portrait, landscape, sports etc. and a fully auto setting, so as easy to use as a point and shoot. For the more professional photographers amongst you, there are the manual setting options where you can adjust the ISO, aperture etc. and a fully manual option. The basic 18-55 lens will be fine when you are getting used to the camera, however the lenses will be the first thing you upgrade if you fall in love with photography! I recommend the USM IS range of lenses as reasonable priced good quality upgrades.

 Recommend it.

| | See all durtydan's reviews (1)

If your looking for a nice, easy to use, well priced professional digital SLR camera, this one is the best to get. Have one myself must say that its amazing and more than enough to take extraordinary shots.

 Get Facts right

| | See all uwnatsausages's reviews (1)

Please note the other reviewer obviously has not read the manual or looked at the camera menu...cause you can take pictures using both RAW and Jpeg. Its a no brainer

 Ideal for your common-all-garden Student

| | See all TheoBlack's reviews (15)

This camera, coupled with a zoom lens is an ideal starter kit for the amateur photographer, it is the most commonly used camera on photography courses the world over.

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