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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Physical Improvements

If the array of new features isn’t enough to excite you, the Canon EOS 40D bristles with a tempting group of physical enhancements that make this camera much better than its predecessor. This next section explains what the most important improvements are, and why they are significant.

  • 10.1 MP vs. 8.2 MP: Unless you make huge prints or crop images severely, you’re not likely to notice the difference in megapixels. But the jump to10.1 MP does bring the 40D in line with all its competition, as well as its junior sibling, the Digital Rebel XTi.

  • Faster continuous shooting: If you don’t believe that 6.5 frames per second is a significant improvement over the maximum 5 fps available with the EOS 30D, try firing the two cameras ...

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