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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS 40D is a high-performance, digital SLR camera featuring a
fine-detail CMOS sensor with 10.10 effective megapixels, DIGIC III,
high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF (all cross-type points), and
high-speed 6.5 fps continuous shooting.
The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation at anytime,
provides many features for demanding shoots, and expands shooting
possibilities with system accessories.
It also incorporates a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit called the EOS
Integrated Cleaning System to remove dust on the sensor.
Take a few test shots to familiarize yourself with the
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have
captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how
they come out. You can then better understand the camera.
To avoid botched pictures and accidents, read the Safety Warnings
(p.10,11) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).
Test the Camera Before Using and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the image has been properly
If the camera or CF card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or
downloaded to the personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of
people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that
certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for