"Beautiful pictures, Good ergo, great User Interface, great features - love this cam"4.5 starson by msvanjara
Pros: Easy to hold, fast focus, good exposure, dust delete, weather seal, And great pictures
Cons: No cover for hotshoe, LCD resolution 230K only.
Summary: This is a beautiful camera. I love using it. The camera feels right in my hands. The buttons, and user interface is great. I can access all features very easily. Love the joystick and jump buttons.
It takes good pictures. I love the colours, and my pictures turns out well exposed in all kinds of lighting and situation. White balance is great.
With weather seals, with most of my lenses, it offers reasonable protection against dust and elements.
My grievance with DSLR was dust specs ruining my beautiful sky pictures. So the dust delete and sensor clean helps I guess. It is still new so dont really know how effective the sensor clean function will be.
The negatives i can see are - the cam was made weather seal and then Canon does not provide a cap for the hotshoe. This defeat the purpose of putting weather seals in other areas and leaving hotshoe with electrical contact open. Imagine water and electrical contacts Coming from Nikon camp earlier, the D80 came with a good hotshoe cap.
The other thing i guess i feel a bit pain is the LCD resolution. Nothing wrong with 230K as it displays images perfect on the 3inch screen. Just that everyone else goes very high res and once you see your friends high res LCD, you feel the pain.
All said and done - I really enjoy this cam. It is really a great cam and has already made me happy with some great pictures.
BTW - the reviewer says it is slow as compared to D80. Having used both, I will say no comparison Different class altogether. I dont think 40D is slow. It focuses super maybe start up time is slightly slow, but then there is a the fast focus and shutter which in my opinion got me emergency pics when i wanted