Canon 40D Officially released. It is time to compare our predicted specification to the real ones.
Canon 40D Specifications:
[Predicted] 10.2 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor
[Real] 10.1 Megapixel CMOS Sensor, extensive noise reduction technology, and 14-bit conversion for outstanding color tones and gradations.
[Predicted] 5 fps and 30 large JPEG frame burst
[Real] 6.5 fps, burst rate up to 75 consecutive JPEGs or 17 RAW images
Wow! Reality is much better!
[Predicted] Integrated Cleaning System(like in xti)
[Real] EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Nobody even doubt that
[Predicted] 3″(or at least 2.5”) wide viewing angle LCD screen
[Real] Large 3.0-inch LCD monitor and advanced Live View Function with new options for reduced shutter time lag and quiet operation.
3 inch LCD is cool!
[Predicted] Spot metering and High Precision 9-point AF system
[Real] New AF system with 9 cross-type sensors, and world’s first diagonal high-precision cross-type AF at center point with f/2.8 and faster lenses.
Same thing in other words
[Predicted] DIGIC III(May be Digic II) image processor with 0.15 sec start-up time
[Real] and DIGIC III Image Processor.
[Predicted] sRaw (Small RAW format preview)
[Real] sRAW: Approx. 7.1MB (1,936 x 1,288)
[Predicted] 100,000 cycle shutter durability and rugged magnesium alloy body
[Real] Strong, rugged build quality: magnesium-alloy exterior, shutter durability-tested to 100,000 cycles, top speed 1/8000, top x-sync speed 1/250.
as we think
[Predicted] Simultaneous RAW and JPEG recording
[Real] JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible.
[Predicted] 100-3200 ISO range
[Real] Equivalent to ISO 100-1600* (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 3200
Well. Lets say it was correct
[Predicted] E-TTL II Flash
[Real] E-TTL II autoflash
[Predicted] Complete compatibility with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
[Real] Compatible Lenses: Canon EF, EF-S, TS-E, and MP-E lenses
[Predicted] USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and Video Out connectivity
[Real] USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output
[Predicted] Price: (MSRP) $1599
[Real] (MSRP Body only) $1299
Better, but $1599 probably was Kit price