PhotographyBLOG.com writes, â€œThe high points are the tough, durable body, the control layout and that amazing 6.5fps shooting mode. Yes, it does sound like a badly-muffled machine-gun, but it lets you grab action sequences that lesser cameras would miss.â€
Does the new 40D take better pictures? â€œThe fact is that the picture quality you get from the Canon EOS 40D is not significantly better than that you get from the EOS 400D or indeed any of the other 10-megapixel SLRs on the market right now. What youâ€™re getting is a camera with more scope, more sophisticated controls and a better design and layout for those who already know one end of a camera from the other,â€ according to the review.
â€œThe Canon EOS 40Dâ€™s strength doesnâ€™t lie in any great technological breakthrough but in its professional appeal and its sheer value for money,â€ the review concluded.