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The Digital Rebel XTi or 400D

A collection of information and links for Canon’s entry level DSLR

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The 400D was launched in August 2006

Key specs

  • Dust removal system
  • 10.1 MP
  • 2.5 inch wide 230,000 pixel LCD
  • 9 point autofocus
  • ISO 100-1600
  • 3 frames/sec for 27 JPEG or 10 RAW
eos 400d silver

Latest Info

2009 January Quite a large UK price reduction – perhaps signifying imminent ‘end of life’ for the 400D as the 500D comes in?

2008 May 14th The US rebates are listed on the 5D2 page – no 450D rebate, but plenty of lens ones.

An EOS1000D/ Rebel XS is mentioned inside the latest release of DPP – a new introductory level camera?

April 27th Possible lens/camera rebates in the US? [Dealer comments DPR]

BUT note price rises before [details on 5D2 page]

February 15th

New European rebate scheme to run from 1st March through to 30th June? (details on 5D2 page)
Digital rebel Xti front
2007 October 19th $100 US rebate (if you buy a Canon Printer as well) – details on 40D page

£50 rebate in the UK (details on 5D2 page)

EOS 400DAugust 20th – New Canon EF-S lenses announced with the 40D and 1Ds 3

June 21st The 400D rebate has been extended until the end of August (Canon info)

May 10th Canon Australia are offering a cashback offer throughout July 07 for the 400D and 30D of $100 and $200 respectively
Note that on the page it says it is only for purchases up to the end of June.

April There is a firmware update you might wish to check out at /Imaging /eosdigital3/e4kr3_firmware-e.html

Check out our 40D page for current Euro rebate offers.

March 15th – Rebates?

In Germany Canon is sending out a mail which says there will be Cashback for 400d, 30d and 5d staring on 1st of April, ending on 30th of June.

“Es ist kaum zu glauben, aber die Canon EOS feiert ihren 20. Geburtstag! Die EOS 650 wurde 1987 aus der Taufe gehoben. Das ist für uns Anlass genug, um das bisher größte Sortiment an EOS Sets anzubieten. Endkunden konnten noch nie aus einer derart großen Vielfalt an Möglichkeiten wählen und mit sensationellen Cash Back Angeboten für EOS 400D, EOS 30D und EOS 5D sowie für ausgewählte Objektive und Zubehör bis zu € 1.916,00 sparen. Die Cash Back Angebote werden von 1. April bis 30. Juni 2007 (bzw. 15. April bis 31. Juli 2007 bei EOS 400D Kits) gültig sein. Wie immer wird Canon eine Promotion-Seite einrichten, auf der ab 1. April ausführliche Informationen zu den aktuellen Cash Back Angeboten sowie die Teilnahmebedingungen zur Verfügung stehen.”

Google version :-)

“It is hardly to be believed, but celebrates Canon EOS its 20. Birthday! The EOS 650 was lifted 1987 from the baptism. That is for us cause enough, in order to offer the largest assortment at EOS set. Final customers could not select ever from such a large variety at possibilities and with sensational cash bake offers for EOS 400D, EOS 30D and EOS 5D as well as for selected objectives and accessories up to € 1,916, 00 to save. The cash bake offers from 1 April to 30 June 2007 (and/or 15 April to 31 July 2007 with EOS 400D kit) will be valid. Like always Canon will furnish a graduation side, on starting from 1 April detailed information to the current cash bake offers as well as the conditions of participation for the order. “

March 8th 2007 The ’20th Anniversary’ kits and offers in the scanned PDF I mentioned on the main Canon News page the other day are now appearing. I had a report of them on the Warehouse Express web site here in the UK.

Jump to 400D Specifications…

Snippets from round the web…

Sample images from Canon

EOS 400D (Rest of the world)
Digital Rebel XTi (U.S.)
EOS Digital X (Japan)

Lots more info from Canon Japan

and Canon UK

Ships mid-September for $799 body only or $899 with the same 18-55 EF-S lens that comes with the Rebel XT

cleaning unitassembly

cmos sensor

Self cleaning unit – vibrates low pass filter in front of sensor (10.1 MP)

how the dust removal system fits together

And how it all works…

Canon XTi white paper PDF mentioned in Rob Galbraith article about 400D

Wondering about ‘Picture styles’?…

XTi picture styles

Setting Description Saturation Sharpness
Standard(default setting) Vivid, sharp expression; usable in a wide variety of conditions; optimal for direct printing without post-processing high slightly high
Portrait Soft texture and beautiful expression of skin color slightly high slightly low
Landscape Sharp expression with particularly vivid results for blue skies and green hues high green-blue high
Neutral Low saturation and contrast for easy adjusting during post-processing low none
Faithful Accurate reproduction of the subject’s colors based on colorimetric data low none
Monochrome Monochrome expression similar to silver halide film in black and white; for color filter work none (monochrome) slightly high

More PR

Canon Netherlands PRAmstelveen, The Netherlands, 24 August 2006:Canon today announces its next generation D-SLR: the EOS 400D. Featuring a 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor, new EOS Integrated Cleaning System, larger and brighter 2.5” LCD and 9-point AF, the model is predicted to take the lead as the world’s most popular camera. It is positioned above the EOS 350D, currently the fastest selling SLR camera of all time.Canon’s EOS 300D, the world’s first consumer D-SLR, kick started a digital revolution in 2003. “We are now witnessing a mass consumer trend towards D-SLR,” said Mogens Jensen, Head of Canon Consumer Imaging Europe.

Consumer research shows it is not only existing film SLR owners now switching to digital SLR photography. “On top of the existing 21 million analogue EOS shooters, a completely new profile of consumer is adopting digital EOS and driving growth,” said Jensen. “With European household penetration having only just hit 3%, the question now is not ‘will this market be big’, but ‘how big will this market become’.”

The EOS 400D features

10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s EOS Integrated Cleaning System
2.5” LCD screen with 230K pixels and 160º viewing angle
High-precision 9 point AF system
Picture Style image processing parameters
DIGIC II image processor with 0.2 sec start up
Digital Photo Professional RAW processing software
Compact and Lightweight body
Fully compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
Canon is the only D-SLR brand to own and manufacture the sensor, processor and lenses in house. “EOS photographers benefit from 20 years of ongoing research investment into EOS,” said Jensen. “EOS photographers have the great advantage of owning a system camera in which every element is designed at a very fundamental level to work as a balanced, integrated whole. It is one reason why more than 70% of registered photographers at the Athens Olympics shot on EOS.” With EOS, Canon aims to provide consumers with the widest and most expandable camera system available, including over 60 EF lenses and Speedlite flash units.

Improved Performance

As well as the EOS Integrated Cleaning System, the EOS 400D incorporates a number of developments over the EOS 350D. Resolution increases from 8.0 to 10.1 Megapixels, using the superior hi-sensitivity, hi-speed, low-noise CMOS technology now found in all six EOS Digital models. At nearly twice the size of the EOS 350D display, the 2.5” hi-resolution LCD is the brightest in the EOS range and now displays all of key shooting and user interface information along with image playback. The AF system expands from 7 to 9-point, with a highly sensitive f/2.8 center point for exceptional performance in low light. Even with the image resolution increase, maximum frame burst almost doubles from 14 to 27 large JPEGs and from 5 to 10 RAW.

Dust reduction
The EOS 400D is the first camera to incorporate the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. Based on significant research into the causes of dust in D-SLR cameras, the system combats dust in three important ways: Reduce, Repel and Remove.

Reduce – Internal camera mechanisms are designed to minimise dust generation. The body cap is redesigned to prevent dust generation through wear on the cap itself.

Repel – Anti-static technologies are applied to the low-pass filter covering the front of the sensor so as not to attract dust.

Remove – A Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit uses hi-frequency vibrations to shake dust from the low pass filter for a period of approximately one second after each start up. For instant shooting after power up, this feature is disabled immediately the shutter release is depressed.
Canon has also developed an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of any visible dust on the sensor. This can then be deleted automatically after the shoot with the latest Digital Photo Professional software.

The EOS advantage

The EOS 400D inherits a number of advanced features proven in higher-end EOS models, such as the EOS 30D and 5D. These include its 9-point AF system, Picture Style (see Appendix: Technologies Explained), 9,999 image capacity folders and expanded Pictbridge functionality.

The EOS 400D also incorporates the same DIGIC II processor found across the EOS range right through to EOS-1 professional models (see Appendix ‘Technologies Explained’). As well as providing superior image quality through advanced rendering algorithms and almost instant 0.2 second start up time, DIGIC II’s accelerated processing prioritises the photographer’s ability to keep shooting by clearing the buffer quickly between frame bursts.


The upgrade path to the EOS 400D from earlier EOS models is made easy by maintaining the same intuitive user interface and basic layout of key features and functions. Photographers are also able to use the same battery and Battery Grip BG-E3 as used on the EOS 350D, as well as continued support for all EF and EF-S lenses, EX Speedlites and EOS accessories.


Consistent with the entire EOS Digital range, the EOS 400D is supplied with a comprehensive software suite to help the photographer’s workflow. This includes Digital Photo Professional (DPP), a powerful RAW converter that provides complete RAW image processing control. DPP also integrates with camera features such as the Dust Delete Data and Picture Style. The camera also comes with EOS Capture, Image/Zoom Browser and Photostitch, plus 100MB of personal online space on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, Canon’s online photo sharing service.

Canon Australia PRA 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, simpler operation and Canon’s Self Cleaning Sensor Unit make the EOS 400D Australia’s new favourite digital SLR.Sydney, 24 August 2006 – Finding the perfect shot is now easier than ever before, with Canon Australia today announcing the EOS 400D digital SLR (D-SLR) camera. With accelerating interest in digital SLR cameras, Canon developed the EOS 400D to make creative photography both exciting and incredibly accessible to anyone who loves telling a story through photos.Replacing Australia’s number one-selling D-SLR, the EOS 350D, the new model includes a Canon-developed 10.1 megapixel CMOS image sensor that delivers stunning, professional quality photographs. Super-fast image processing, thanks to Canon’s proprietary DiG!C II processor, ensures the camera is capable of capturing three frames per second (fps) for a burst of up to 27 consecutive frames.

Scott Jackson, Product Manager, Consumer Imaging Products Group, Canon Australia, said Canon developed the new model to inspire users to discover their creativity – simply by having fun with photography.

“Photography allows us to share our view of the world through pictures, and Canon believes digital SLR photography should make it easy for anyone who enjoys taking photos to have fun finding their shot.

“With the EOS 400D we’ve made it easier to enjoy creative digital SLR photography,” said Mr Jackson.

Dazzling resolution and rich colour

Exceptional clarity, razor-sharp images and rich colours are all the hallmarks of a Canon-developed 10.1 megapixel CMOS sensor. Combined with the imaging performance and super-fast speed of the DiG!C II image processor, the EOS 400D is the perfect camera for creative photography fun.

Creativity made easy

While it’s an incredibly capable partner for advanced photography, the EOS 400D is also perfect for beginners. With a large 2.5-inch LCD screen, and Mode Dial for selection of modes such as Sports, Portrait and Landscape, the camera optimises the settings for particular situations and conditions – built-in expertise to develop the photographer.

More options for your photography

Picture Style settings simulate the characteristics of different types of film, providing photographers with control over the ‘look’ of their images. Options include Standard – for punchy, print-from-the-camera colour; Portrait – for softer, more natural skin tones; Landscape – for vivid blues and greens and overall sharpness; and Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome, for a more traditional Black and White look.

Dust free images every time

Up until now dust has presented a challenge to capturing the perfect image. If tiny particles of dust manage to enter the camera and adhere to its image sensor, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit automatically removes them as soon as the camera is switched on, while software removes stubborn dust spots.

Canon EF Lenses for every moment

Canon EF Lenses are the choice of professional photographers all over the world for their optical brilliance and endless versatility. The EOS 400D is compatible with the full range of over 50 EF lenses, the world’s largest range, from ultra wide-angle to Super Telephoto and everything in between, including Fisheye and Macro lenses.

EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon’s latest lens, the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, is the fastest standard lens in Canon’s line-up The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM uses a large diameter, high precision aspherical element to achieve superb image quality. Its large maximum aperture allows incredibly shallow depth-of-field and a circular aperture diaphragm ensures attractive background defocus.

With its ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM delivers virtually silent operation and full-time mechanical manual focusing, along with high levels of dust and moisture resistance.

EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon has also announced the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens, which builds on the L-series telephoto zoom lens heritage and adds an Image Stabilizer (IS). Canon’s Image Stabilizer compensates for the equivalent of approximately four shutter speeds, allowing photographers to capture handheld shots at shutter speeds four stops slower that would otherwise be possible without camera shake blur.

Combining a fluorite element with a UD-glass element delivers exceptional performance throughout the zoom range. Its ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) offers fast, virtually silent operation and, like the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, manual focusing is possible even during AF mode with full-time mechanical focusing.

Importantly for travelling photographers, the lens is designed for use in harsh conditions, incorporating high levels of dust and moisture resistance.


Canon’s EOS 400D supports a range of standard and optional accessories, including the optional BG-E3 Battery Grip. The EOS 400D is also compatible with the complete range of over 50 Canon EF and EF-S lenses, including L-series and Image Stabilizer lenses, and Canon’s EX-series Speedlites.


The Canon EOS 400D will be available in both black and silver in various kit configurations from Canon resellers nationally in early September, with pricing to be confirmed.

The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM will be available late September and the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM late November through Canon resellers nationally.

Customers can contact Canon on ph: 1800 021 167

Canon Australia product infoStunning quality, inspired design. Creative photography has never been easier.10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and DiG!C II for stunning professional quality photographs
Ultra compact, light weight and super stylish design for creative picture taking fun
Simple to use Mode Dial operation so anyone can enjoy shooting pictures like a pro
Complete creative control options for the developing creative photographer
Compatible with the full range of over 50 Canon EF lenses and Canon EX-series SpeedlitesA Canon developed 10.1 Megapixel CMOS senor and DiG!C II combine to deliver stunning professional quality photographs. The ultra compact, light weight and super stylish design includes Canon’s simple to use Mode Dial for creative photography and picture taking fun.Stunning Quality, Inspired DesignCanon developed 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor delivering stunning professional quality photographs
DiG!C II image processor offering blazingly fast operation with clean, detail rich images
Compact, light weight and super stylish design with Mode Dial for simplicity and creative fun
Fast and responsive 9-point AF with continuous shooting at up to 3 fps of up to 27 shots
EOS Integrated Cleaning System providing total protection from appearance of sensor dust in images.
Creative Control, When it’s Needed
5 Creative Zone modes selectable with the Command Dial for complete control
Variable sensitivity between ISO 100 to ISO 1600 offering high levels of creative flexibility
35-zone Evaluative metering with user selectable metering patterns for high exposure accuracy
Extensive exposure control including AE lock, compensation and bracketing
Extensive White Balance control including Automatic, Preset, Bracketing, Correction and Custom
Selectable colour space options of sRGB or Adobe RGB and in-camera processing parameters

Contains EOS 400D body & standard accessories (see below)
Battery Pack NB-2LH, Battery Charger CB-2LT, Neck Strap EW-100DGR, Eyecup Ef, Camera Cover R-F-3, USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU and Video Cable VC-100
ZoomBrowser EX (Win), Image Browser (Mac), PhotoRecord (Win), PhotoStitch (Win/Mac), Remote Capture (Win/Mac), Digital Photo Professional (Win/Mac), Camera Window (Win/Mac), RAW Image Task (Win/Mac) and Arcsoft Studio (Win/Mac)

Optional Accessories
AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 providing the ability to shoot powered directly from mains power supply
Semi-Hard Case EH18-L accommodating for the body and the lens
Battery Grip BG-E3 with vertical operation controls and housing dual NB-2LH Li-Ion battery packs
Complete range of over 50 Canon EF lenses including L-series and Image Stabilizer lenses
Canon EX-series Speedlites and the MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite and MR-24EX Macro Twin Lite
Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1 and Remote Controller RC-5

EOS 400D Specifications

Image sensor: 10.1 Effective Megapixel CMOS sensor; 22.2 x 14.8mm effective size
Number of recording pixels: Large / Fine: 3888 x 2592 pixels (approx. 10.1 Megapixels)
Medium / Fine: 2816 x 1880 pixels (approx. 5.3 Megapixels)
Small / Fine: 1936 x 1288 pixels (approx. 2.5 Megapixels)
RAW: 3888 x 2592 pixels (approx. 10.1 Megapixels)
Sensitivity (equivalent film speed): ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (selectable via ISO Speed menu)
Image data storage: Compact FlashT (CF) card Type I or Type II standard; 1 slot
Image compression: Raw / Fine / Normal
Image compression level: Still image: JPEG or RAW – simultaneous recording possible
Image storage capacity (with 512mb flash card): Large / Fine: approx. 145 images
Large / Normal: approx. 279 images
Middle / Fine: approx. 245 images
Middle / Normal: approx. 466 images
Small / Fine: approx. 419 images
Small / Normal: approx. 790 images
Image storage capacity (with 128mb flash card): RAW / Fine: approx. 58 images
Lens: Canon EF and EF-S series, effective focal length 1.6x
Shutter: Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal plane shutter with electronic control
Shutter speed: 1/4,000 sec. – 30 sec., Bulb; maximum flash sync at 1/200 sec.
Focusing method: TTL-CT-SIR type. Wide area AF with 9 selectable focussing points.
Focusing modes: Autofocus (One-shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, One-Shot /Predictive AI Servo AF switching) and Manual Focussing
Light metering method: Evaluative, Partial, and Centre-weighted average metering
Metering range: EV1-EV20
White balance control: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash and Custom
Shooting modes: Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Full Auto, Programmed Image Control modes (6), Manual, E-TTL II autoflash Program AE
Continuous shooting speed: 3 frames per sec for up to 27 in a single burst
Self timer: Yes – 10 seconds
Flash (built-in): Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism
Flash guide number (built-in): 13 at 100 ISO (m)
Flash (external): Hot-shoe: X-sync contacts, with EX-series Speedlites: E-TTL II autoflash
Optical viewfinder: Eye-level SLR (with fixed pentamirror)
Viewfinder adjustment: -3 to +1 dpt
Viewfinder coverage: 95% (vertically and horizontally)
Monitor type: 2.5″ TFT colour, liquid crystal monitor – 230,000 pixels
File format: Complies to Design rule for Camera File standards
Interface: Digital Terminal: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Output Terminal: NTSC / PAL
Remote Control Terminal: E3-type
Wireless Remote Control for RC-1 and RC-5
Direct printing: Camera, compatible printer, dedicated cable
Power source: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (type: NB-2LH), AC adapter (type: ACK-700)
Operating environment: Temperature: 0° – 40° C; Humidity: 85% or lower
Dimensions (W x H x D): 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight: Approx. 510gms
Operating platforms – PC: Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME, XP
Operating platforms – MAC: Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4
  All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method:
  Subject to change without notice:

Other Specs from Canon

List price (US) * • Body only: $799
• Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm lens)
International naming • US: Canon Rebel Digital XTi
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 400D
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor * • 10.1 million effective pixels
• 10.5 million total pixels
• 22.2 x 14.8 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color 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
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
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
Metering • 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
Sensitivity • Auto (100 – 400)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
Shutter • 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)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style * • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters * • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Drive modes • 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
• 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
LCD shooting mode information • Shutter speed
• Aperture
• Sensitivity (ISO)
• Exposure mode
• Meter / Exposure compenation
• Bracketing
• Flash compensation
• White balance & fine tuning
• Metering mode
• Custom function set
• Auto focus mode
• Drive mode
• Auto focus areas
• Black & white mode
• Beep
• Red-eye reduction
• Image size / quality
• Battery status
• Frames remaining
Record review • Uses last play mode *
• Magnification possible *
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features • Orientation sensor
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB *)
• Magnified view (1.5 – 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions 11 custom functions with 29 settings *
Menu languages • English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Russian
• Simplified Chinese
• Tradional Chinese *
• Korean
• Japanese
Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Video out
• E3 type wired remote control
Storage • Compact Flash Type I or II
• Microdrive supported
• FAT 12/16 and FAT 32 support
• No CF card supplied
• Up to 9999 images per folder *
Power • Lithium-Ion NB-2LH rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
• Optional ACK-700 AC adapter
Direct printing • Canon Selphy Printers
• Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Dimensions * 127 x 94 x 65 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight * • Body (no battery): 514 g (1.1 lb)
• Body (inc battery): 556 g (1.2 lb)
Software * • Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
• PhotoStitch
• EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
• Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)

23rd Canon China springs a leak?

Initial Pre Announcement info – from a leaked page on a Canon China site?

400D picture


Dust removal system
10.1 megapixels CMOS sensor (3888×2592)
APS-C sensor (22.2×14.8mm)
1.6x crop factor
2.5 inch wide 230,000 pixel LCD with 7 contrast levels. (40% brighter than 5D)
9 point autofocus
ISO 100-1600
DIGIC II processor
3 point dust removal system consisting of a) dust removal via ultrasound vibration; b) dust cloning via software (DPP 2.2 software); c) traditional physical dust removal via sensor cleaning.
35 zone metering
Picture Styles: Portrait, landscape, neutral, reliable, monochrome
.2 second start up time
3 frames/sec for 27 JPEG or 10 RAW
Shutter speed 1/4000-30 Sec.
X-sync 1/200
Compatible with 60 EF lens and all EF-S lens.
Speedlite support
BG-E3 grip
NB-2LH battery
USB 2.0 high speed
PictBridge support
Direct print function

Translated text

August 24, 2006, Canon (China) Ltd. in Beijing issued a 35-mm single lens reflective camera digital new products EOS 400D . This new product with a number of the latest technologies from Canon, with outstanding picture quality, mature design and perfect functions for induction-level digital cameras Shanfan established higher standards. EOS 400D 10.1 million effective pixels using new CMOS image sensor with integrated dust removal system is the most advanced and equipped with 2.5-inch wide-area automatic offer LCD,9 point autofocus system, rich photographs style Airframe delicate portable.”This is the long-awaited market products to be 10 million pixels and improve the removal system level marked EOS 400D Entry level digital cameras Danfan will lead into a new era. “Canon (China) Co., Ltd. Department senior general manager of consumer products images information Jigangda sang said,” Canon is a long history of camera manufacturers, but also digital video industry leaders, sets in the areas top technology advantages, EOS 400D Performance closer to the professional level digital cameras Shanfan also have higher Xingjiebi. “The boundary pixels CMOS image sensor and high-performance digital video processor.

Image sensor and digital image processor two core technologies, determine digital cameras in picture quality Danfan the performance. Canon independent development and manufacture of CMOS image sensors with Xinzaobi high, wide dynamic range, low transmission speed and consumption advantages EOS 400D Use APS-C size (22.2 x 14.8 mm) CMOS image sensor, lens focal length conversion factor is 1.6 times, which reached 10.1 million effective pixels, maximum resolution photographs to 3888 x 2592 pixels, ISO sensibility scope of the installation by 100 to 1,600. ensure that the lighting in various conditions can be used EOS 400D The picture quality was excellent.

Canon independent development of the second generation of high-performance digital image processor DIGIC II, the unique structure and processing algorithms for high picture quality and high-speed image processing at the same time achieve its high-resolution CMOS image sensors with the combination of photographs with rich details and a realistic sense of the true colors restored.

The complete removal of functional
Dan Fan for digital camera lens can be an important advantage for shooting different subjects photographs facilitated. However, the replacement lens in the process, outside dust very easily into Airframe house, once dust in the image sensor, attached to the photographs, may be visible, resulting in lower picture quality. EOS 400D Canon introduced the EOS develop new integrated dust removal system, which is a curb dust including the generation, accumulation and removal of a comprehensive and effective measures for sensor dust, EOS 400D Danfan also become digital cameras, Canon EOS 1, with the dust functional models. EOS 400D Airframe internal (such as the shutter unit and serial Gai, etc.) used to contain dust crumbs from agencies and materials, and conducted Kangjingdian processing, which can greatly reduce dust particles all the time and the adsorption process. For the removal of dust, EOS integrated dust removal system following three measures : Since cleaning sensors modules (Self Cleaning Sensor Unit), removal functions (Dust Delete function) and manual cleaning sensors.

First, since the cleaning sensors modules
EOS 400D There are three levels of CMOS optical sensors former low-tide, low-tide sensors and sealed together, dust only chemical components in the sensor most of the first outer layer optical low-tide, without entering internal components. In the first top-tier low-camera installed piezoelectric elements, piezoelectric components produced by ultrasound vibration to the first tier in the low-tide accelerated vibration, thereby causing chemical in his dust, the dust will adhere ended in the first tier of 25-40 low-bottom filter material. In EOS 400D The acquiescence of, cameras, sensors switch on the machine and communications modules can be activated automatically since cleaning; Switch on the machine may also be required under state through the establishment of manual activation of the menu functions. Clean sensors modules since about 1 seconds each time, it can effectively remove most of the dust through. Canon EOS cameras filmed priority is always the design ideas, since the sensors clean modules work, half will be interrupted by the camera shutter button and immediately return to shooting clean state to ensure that photographers not to miss the decisive moment.

Second, dust removal function
For some special minor or special Nien stubborn dust, sensors modules may be difficult to effectively clean since removed. To deal with this situation, EOS 400D The removal functions will be very effective, through this function, one can check out the material in the low-level image size and location of the dust removal data, and their subsequent removal of data added to the image data, pictures, then Digital Photo Professional 2.2 software through random to the removal of image data effectively reduce dust impact or dust effects reduced to less than aware of the extent.

Third, the manual removal
Through the camera menu “clean sensors” functional and lock up reflective panels, opened the shutter curtains, gas blowing softly blew onto the dust in the sensor components.

The comprehensive professional functions and further enhance performance.

EOS 400D Introduced with the same high-precision 9:00 EOS 30D automatically wide area autofocus system, compared with the previous generation of products, automatic light autofocus function in a weaker environment. 35 meter zone evaluation system provides evaluation meter, and the central focus of local orbital average orbital three ways. Use the 2.5-inch 230,000 pixels offer LCD, a menu and browse photographs more clearly, convenient, the screen brightness can be adjusted in the context of 7 level, the highest brightness than the EOS 30D and EOS 5D raise about 40%. LCD above the closing show additional sensors, sensors to detect eye to people close to the optical span devices to film, with the closure of an LCD showing avoid bright LCD cause eye irritation. EOS 400 with “style photographs (Picture Style)” function. Choose different photos style, as the film features different options to meet different shooting intention, in addition to the pre-set standards, portrait, landscape, neutral, reliable and monochromatic set up six, three more since the definition photographs style. Each style can to Ruiduo, contrast, saturation, and other parameters for fine-tuning, unlimited meet photographic creativity. EOS 400D 11 Since the definition of functions, user-friendly habits on the basis of their own creation. Which prolonged exposure Jiangzao functions could be designed as “automatic” camera automatically detect exposure time to reach or exceed 1 seconds photographs, Jiangzao.

Speed performance digital cameras Danfan important indicators, EOS 400D The activation speed is 0.2 seconds, Lianpai rate reached 3 Zhang / s, a maximum of 27 shooting Zhang Zhang JPEG or 10 raw photos. Shutter speed range is 1/4000-30 seconds, the maximum flash synchronization speed of 1/200 seconds.

The good compatibility of the EOS system.
EOS 400D Overall balance of the 60 compatible Canon; EF lens series, including Canon specifically for use APS-C size CMOS image sensor digital camera designed Shanfan EF-S programs such huge lens group for shooting various topics users a comprehensive solution. EOS 400D Ex series Speedlite flash support, to ensure the E-TTL II environment can be optimized in various flash exposure. Battery boxes and handle BG-E3 facilitate vertical shoot to install 2 NB-2LH lithium batteries, can be installed 6 5th batteries.

The connectivity and software.
EOS 400D A USB 2.0 high-speed transmission interface, through the cameras embedded PTP transmission agreement, cameras and computers can directly connect photo transmission, or with the support of PictBridge cameras will be connected to the printer and print photos directly.

EOS 400D Random with the latest version of Canon digital cameras Shanfan solution EOS digital solution disk Ver. 13, including specifically for digital camera applications development Danfan the EOS 195,000 1.1 (Windows/Macintosh) strong professional image processing software Digital Photo Professional 2.2 (Windows/Macintosh) check images and editing software ZoomBrowser ex 5.7 (Windows) /ImageBrowser 5.7 (Macintosh), the raw image processing software raw Image Task 2.4 (Windows/Macintosh); PhotoStitch 3.1 software image combinations (Windows/Macintosh).

The family of two; EF lens star.
“L” is the first letter of the English words luxury in the EOS series Shanfan cameras use; EF series lens, red “L” as a symbol of the highest optical quality of Canon. And EOS 400D There are also issued two; EF lens new products, which are new members of the L lens, with a distinct personality and outstanding image quality.

The new lens; EF 70-200mm f/4L is USM.
Canon launched in 1999 Yuanshe photography; EF 70-200mm f/4L USM sets excellent optical quality and lightweight portable characteristics favored by many users. With the popularity of digital cameras Danfan, users will browse or photographs enlarged print, more convenient than ever, cameras and camera instability caused problems more easily blurred images shown. In such cases, an increase of is (Image Stabilizer) optical image stabilizer new products; EF 70-200mm f/4L is USM will help users shooting clearer picture.

; EF is USM 70-200mm f/4L optical lenses structure is 15 Group 20, which includes one of fluorite lenses and two pieces of ultra-dispersive (jump) lenses. It is 1.2 metres recently stabbed distance, using circular ultrasonic motor-driven automatic autofocus lens, quiet and speedy and has a full-time manual autofocus function. Canon is optical image stabilizer available to the largest number of four stalls shutter speed Fangdoudong results. Better results raise dust and waterproof sealed Ti performance. Scene optical components are used environmental unleaded glass materials.

The new lens; EF 50mm f/1.2L USM.
There will be a large-calibre professional focus has always been; EF lens series of the most watched products to their excellent image quality and strong performance of a large number of amateur photographers dream. Canon first use of high index of refraction glass manufacturing large-calibre high-precision non-spherical lenses have excellent resolution and contrast, the big winner of the second focus of imaging to become a USM; EF 50mm f/1.2L f/1.2L II USM EF85 mm section after another shooting portrait photographs weapon.

; EF 50mm USM f/1.2L optical lenses structure is six groups of eight, including one of the non-spherical lenses. Recently stabbed distance of 0.45 metres, eight films circular aperture can be very soft, the focus imaging. In conjunction with the use of digital cameras, Chan Fan, super spectral coating technology effectively curbed images and flicker phenomenon. Circular ultrasonic motor-driven automatic autofocus lens, and a full-time manual autofocus function. New sealed more effective dust and waterproof drip effect. Scene optical components are used environmental unleaded glass materials.

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