Review: Canon EOS 40D (and this guy’s site crashed!)

Canon EOS 40D DSLR

Hong Kong’s free port may be one reason why it was among the first destinations of the just-released Canon EOS 40D. One of the first buyers was Roland Lim who posted a review of the new camera on his Word Press blog site. The poor guy’s website reeled under tremendous traffic and his host server temporarily blocked the photos on his post from appearing.

But hopefully the photos will again be viewable tomorrow. The text of his post is still accessible though, so you may still read his review today, sans photos.

Roland Lim’s conclusion:

“Personally, I think Canon has done a good job with the 40D and has upgraded and added many new useful features. Image quality wise, I don’t think there is any significant differences between the 40D and 30D/20D. There is little difference in real resolution between a 10MP and 8MP sensor. In my opinion, Canon has managed to maintain the high ISO noise level while increasing the megapixel count. However, there was no major breakthrough in technology and the 40D is not lower in high ISO noise than the 20D or 30D.

“Overall, I think the 40D provide a nice feature upgrade over the 20D and 30D and at an attractive price. Whether it is worthwhile for you to upgrade to the 40D is something only you can decide for yourself. For me, I am really happy with the 40D. However, my 20D is still working fine and can still take great photos. So I will be keeping my 20D as a 2nd and spare body.”


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.