07-08-2013 09:52 AM
07-08-2013 10:49 AM - edited 07-08-2013 10:49 AM
The 40D is a nice capable camera. $500 bucks is insane. $250 is more in the ball park.
The 40D design is 10 years dated now but it is still a buy at a reasonable price. I have a full time 'pro' friend that still uses one as a back up camera.
07-08-2013 11:48 AM
$500 is too much in Canada & the US but may be resonable in some markets. It isn't however a 10 year old model. My memory says I ordered mine in the summer of 2007 & finally got it in the fall. The 40D was an extension of the 20D platform and the 20D was introduced in 2004. It was a very good body in it's day but I'd say ISO 1600 is the acceptable limit.
07-08-2013 02:40 PM
The reference to 10 years+/- refers to the "design" which included the 10D, 20D, 30D and 40D and succeeded by the 50D.
By the 50D, however, the Canon 7D broke that string. If you are after a 'tweener', I suspose a 50D or 60D is fine.
Except from a marketing standpoint by Canon, I don't see their usefulness.
07-09-2013 12:26 AM