Canon EOS 400D

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D

Make it your playground.

Make the world your playground with the EOS 400D. 10.1 Megapixels of superior CMOS resolution and Canon’s Integrated Cleaning System deliver the EOS hallmark of crisp, clean images, shot after shot.

  • 10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • 2.5" LCD
  • 9-point wide-area AF
  • Picture Styles
  • DIGIC II
  • 3fps with up to 27 frame burst
  • DPP RAW image processing software
  • Compact and lightweight
  • EF/EF-S lens and EX Speedlite flash compatible

Quality

The EOS 400D's 10.1 Megapixel sensor employs the same outstanding CMOS image quality advantage of its big brothers in the professional EOS 1 range. Super sensitive in low light and virtually noise free, CMOS is also fast and power efficient.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System

For consistently pristine results, a complete dust prevention and cleaning system works to keep the EOS 400D's sensor spotless. A combination of technologies reduces, repels and removes dust and includes a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit that shakes dust from the sensor with each power on.

Large bright LCD

Reviewing your work is a delight with the super bright 2.5" 230k pixel display - nearly twice the size of the EOS 350D. Photos feel crisper, richer and more saturated, while a 160° viewing angle makes for easy at-a-glance checking and sharing.

Faster, longer

Shoot at 3 fps for continuous bursts of up to 27 large JPEG images (10 RAW): like shooting a whole roll of film in a single burst.

Picture Style

Switching between Picture Style presets is like being able to change film mid-roll to achieve different colour response and Black & White effects. Sharpness, contrast, colour tone and saturation are individually adjustable.

High precision 9-point wide-area AF

Select from one of nine fixed focusing points across the scene for fast, accurate focusing - even with off-centre subjects and 'rule-of-thirds' compositions.

DIGIC II

This tiny super-computer renders colours with precision, accuracy and speed. Fast and power efficient, DIGIC II also delivers instant 0.2 second start up time.

Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software

Included in the box, DPP provides high-speed RAW image processing.

Lightweight and compact

Protecting the camera is a tough, durable casing that also keeps weight down to just 510 grams.

EF lenses and accessories

The EOS 400D is compatible with all of the more than 60 EF and EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units. E-TTL II passes data such as focal length and distance information from compatible EF lenses to the Speedlites for consistently accurate flash exposures.

Connectivity

Video Out allows TV screen review. Fast data transfer comes standard with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 22.2 x 14.8mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 10.1M
Total Pixels Approx. 10.5M
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type DIGIC II
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 9 AF points (f/2.8 cross type at centre)
AF Working Range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, Manual selection
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD monitor
Predictive AF Yes, up to 10m ¹
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering at center (approx. 9% of viewfinder)
(3) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB +/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* 100 - 1600 (in 1-stop increments)
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentamirror
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.8x ¹
Eyepoint Approx. 21mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 (1/m) (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, AE lock, exposure level/compensation, exposure warning, AEB
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation
Image information: White balance correction, CF card information
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter On strap

LCD MONITOR

Type 2.5" TFT, approx. 230,000 dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 160°
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Shooting settings
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) 13
Built-in Flash Coverage up to 17mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle Time Approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
X-Sync 1/200sec
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ -
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites,
wireless multi-flash support

SHOOTING

Modes Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, No Flash, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual, A-DEP
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Long exposure noise reduction
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Self timer (10s+remote)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 3fps. (speed maintained for up to 27 images (JPEG)¹, 10 images (RAW)) ²

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes (RAW + Large JPEG only)
Image Size JPEG: (L) 3888x2592, (M) 2816x1880, (S) 1936x1288 RAW: (RAW) 3888x2592
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 11 Custom Functions with 29 settings
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information
(2) Single image
(3) 9 image index
Slide Show Autoplay: All images, repeat
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes (Shooting information display only)
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, Unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x2)
(2) Playback menu
(3) Setup menu (x2)
Menu Languages 15 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Polish
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B)
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon SELPHY Printers, Bubble Jet Printers with the direct print function and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Type CompactFlash Type I / II (Microdrive compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows 98 (including SE)/2000/Me/XP
OS X v10.2 to v10.5

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture for Windows 2000 / XP and Mac, except Intel Mac with OS 10.4.4-10.4.6)

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-2LH (NB-2LH battery supplied), 1xCR2016 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 360 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) ¹
Approx. 280 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator Automatic
Power Saving Power turns off after 30sec or 1, 2, 4, 8 or 15mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 / ACK-700, Battery charger CB-2LWE / CB-2LTE, Car Battery Charger CBC-NB2

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Stainless Steel/Plastic
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 510g

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Ef, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Ef, Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15II, Angle Finder C
Case Semi-Hard Case EH18-L
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR‑14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2)
Battery Grip BG-E3
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 (1/m) dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style.
Image Erase/Protection ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Predictive AF ¹ with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
  • *Recommended Exposure Index
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.