Briefly. At the moment - a highly specialized camera for those who know exactly why they need this camera. I will not recommend buying to a beginner. If only, there is absolutely no money for more recent, but from that now, no less cheap cameras type 550d and younger. Old matrix, with good color but extremely low sensor light sensitivity. It doesn't matter how good your lens is - with a sensor like the Canon 400d you can shoot especially in sunny weather or during the day. Shooting in low light conditions has an extremely negative effect on the quality of the pictures.

EOS SLR camera, which includes both digital and film cameras since 1987. The camera is not only suitable for modern optics with bayonetohm EF, but also the optics of the USSR period through adapter Canon EF - M42. Read the article about adapters.


  • Fast enough camera, especially if we used Canon 300D before
  • Small file size
  • Don't mind the camera


  • Lack of LiveView
  • Extremely inaccurate autofocus, even with a whale lens
  • Lack of video recording
  • The flash hits as it pleases (a feature that was only cured in 550D)
  • Extremely low light sensitivity of the sensor
  • CF cards that are more expensive than a camera

Sample photos on Canon 400d

Canon 400D Specifications

A type DSLR
Manufacturer Canon
Year of construction 2006
Lens interchangeable lenses with bayonetohm EF / EF-S
Matrix CMOS 22,2 x 14,8 mm
Pixel density 3,1 Mp / cm².
Resolution 3888 × 2592 (~ 10,1 million pixels)
Range ISO ISO 100-1600, 16-3200 when using CHDK
Focus areas focus areas (points)
Autofocus modes 9 point autofocusing
exposure TTL-measurement at full aperture with 35-zone silicon photocell
Metering presets 6 automatic and 1 manual mode
Metering Modes center-weighted, evaluative, partial, spot (when using CHDK)
Exposure Bracketing ± 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
Shutter gate electronically controlled with focal plane shutters
Shutter speed range from 30 to 1/4000 sec.
Burst shooting approx. 3 frames per second
Photo flash Built-in pop-up flash, shoe
Flash bracketing ± 2 EV in 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments
White balance auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, white fluorescent, flash, custom, white balance compensation
Viewfinder pentamirror coverage 95%, magnification 0,8×
Screen 2,5-inch TFT LCD, approx. 230000 pixels
Drive CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)
The weight approx. 510 g (body)
Battery Canon NB-2LH

Canon 400D manual

Eos Xti Eos400d

Adapters for cameras and lenses

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One comment on “Canon 400D | review with examples of photos "
  1. A great camera to explore digital SLRs. For a beginner and an advanced amateur - that's it. All the necessary functions and settings are present, most of the settings are convenient and quickly accessible. All sorts of newfangles - either to nothing, or require a much larger budget. The camera is pretty nimble. The body is plastic, but overall nice. For a year rubbed a little ... Perhaps the screen is small and dark in the bright sun. The battery lasts for 700 frames (with an external flash). Built-in flash - for emergencies only.
    I have been using this device for over a year. The whale lens was changed to travelzum + 50 /1.8 six months later. I got a good flash. Now I am saving up for a light full-time zoom and for a wide one.

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