Canon EOS 40D Video
Canon EOS 40D Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Lori Grunin, senior editor with cnet.com, and this is the Canon 40D. This long-awaited replacement for the 30D really does offer a lot more over the 30D than the 30D offered its predecessor, the 20D. If you're thinking about upgrading I think it's definitely worth it. It's an extremely nice camera. Very nice image quality, it's fast -- though for everything but continuous shooting not quite as fast as the cheaper Nikon D 80. Like the Sony Alpha, it has an indent on the grip designed for your finger, which makes for very nice comfortable hold. It also handles custom settings very nicely. There's three different slots on the mode dial for three different settings. And I find three settings is the optimal number to have. A lot of the controls are the same as the previous models, including the big dial which I really like. Also, the 40D has nice, high, easy to feel buttons, but they're pretty indistinguishable from one another. Maybe I'm getting old, but the labels are looking smaller every day. The 40D comes in two different kit models. This is the 28-135 kit lens which is a very nice lens, but I don't know that I would use it as the primary lens choice in a kit. Another very nice operational design feature that Canon puts on the 40D is the My Menu which let's you select five of your most used menu items and it can default to pulling up My Menu as the first screen that you get. For continuous shooting you really can't beat the speed of the 40D in its price class. So if you shoot action and you're looking for an amateur digital SOR this is an excellent choice. I'm Lori Grunin, and this is the Canon 40D [ Music ]
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