EOS 400D

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Canon EOS 400D (Europe)

Canon EOS 400D

Marketed September 2006

This camera was launched in America as the EOS Digital Rebel XTi, and in Japan as the EOS Kiss Digital X



Incredibly Advanced. Remarkably Simple.

The Canon EOS 400D Digital offers an unbeatable combination of performance, ease-of-use and value. It has a newly designed 10.1 MP Canon CMOS sensor plus a host of new features including a 2.5-inch LCD monitor, the exclusive EOS Integrated Cleaning System featuring a Self Cleaning Sensor and Canon's Picture Style technology, all in a lightweight, ergonomic body. The EOS 400D is proof positive that Canon continues to lead the way with their phenomenal digital SLRs.


  • High performance digital SLR with 10.1 Megapixel Canon CMOS sensor and DIGIC II Image processor.
  • Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with new user interface and wide viewing angle. Fast 3 frames-per-second shooting with 27-frame burst and a 0.2 second startup time. High precision, wide area 9-point autofocus system.
  • Picture Style settings for a broad range of control over color, contrast and sharpening. Print/Share button featuring advanced camera direct capabilities for greater user control while direct printing.
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System featuring a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Fully compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S Lenses and a wide range of EOS System accessories




Digital AF/AE SLR with built-in flash

Recording Media

CompactFlash (CF) Card Type I & II

Image Sensor Size

0.87 x 0.58 in./22.2 x 14.8mm (APS-C size sensor)

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF and EF-S lenses

Lens Mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor


High-Sensitivity, high-resolution, single-plate, CMOS sensor


Approx. 10.10 megapixels

Total Pixels

Approx. 10.50 megapixels

Aspect Ratio

3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)

Color Filter System

RGB primary color filters

Low-pass Filter

Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor

Dust Deletion feature

(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) User-activated sensor cleaning
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to image data

Recording System

Recording Format

JPEG, RAW, and RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording provided. The RAW and JPEG images are saved as separate files in the CF card.

Image Type

JPEG, RAW (Canon .CR2)

File Size

(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 3.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(2) Large/Normal: Approx. 2.0MB (3,888 x 2,592)
(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 2.3MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.2MB (2,816 x 1,880)
(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.3MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.7MB (1,936 x 1,288)
(7) RAW: Approx. 9.8MB (3,888 x 2,592)

File Numbering

(1) Continuous numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset (the image numbering is reset to 0001, a new folder is created where subsequent images are saved)

Color Space

Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB

'Picture Style

Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3


USB 2.0 Hi-Speed, mini-B port. NTSC/PAL for video output

Image Processing


Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash), Manual (Custom, or user-set Color Temperature)

Auto White Balance

Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color Temperature Compensation

White balance bracketing: +/- stops in 1-stop increments
White balance correction: blue/amber bias +/- 9 levels, magenta/green bias +/- 9 levels

Color Temperature Information Transmission




Eye-level SLR with pentamirror


Approx. 95% horizontally and vertically


0.8x (-1 dpt with 50mm lens at infinity)


Approx. 21mm

Built-in Dioptric Adjustment

-3.0 to +1.0 diopter


Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)

Viewfinder Information

AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, exposure level, AE lock, exposure compensation, AEB level, bulb), Flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, FEB shooting, flash exposure compensation, insufficient flash warning during FE lock), White balance correction, Maximum burst, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, No CF card warning

Depth-of-Field Preview

Enabled with depth-of-field preview button (with Speedlite 580EX, 430EX, MR-14EX or MT-24EX; pressing the depth-of-field preview button fires a modeling flash)



TTL-CT-SIR with CMOS sensor

AF Points

9 AF points

Metering Range

EV -0.5-18 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C)

Focusing Modes

Autofocus: One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF (automatic switching between One-Shot/Predictive AI Servo AF); Manual Focus (MF)

AF Point Selection

Automatic selection, Manual AF point selection

Selected AF Point Display

Superimposed on viewfinder and LCD monitor

AF-assist Beam

Intermittent firing of built-in flash (Emitted automatically when necessary under low light, and linked to all 9 AF points. Not emitted in the Landscape, Sports and Flash OFF modes)

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

Max. aperture TTL metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% at center of viewfinder)
(3) Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 1-20 (ISO 100 at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens)

Exposure Control

Program AE (shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Auto Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable), Full auto (Program AE, non-shiftable), Programmed image control modes, Manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE

ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)

Basic Zone: automatically set by the camera
Creative Zone: equivalent to ISO 100-1,600

Exposure Compensation

(1) User-set with multi-controller
(2) AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
Bracketing range: +/- 2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AE Lock

Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
User-set: Applied with AE lock button



Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled

Shutter Speeds

1/4000 to 30 sec. (1/3- and 1/2-stop increments), X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Shutter Release

Soft-touch electomangetic release; shutter "lag time" approx. 100 msec.


10 sec. delay, 2 sec. delay with C.Fn-7-1 (mirror lockup)

Remote Control

Remote control with Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Wireless Remote Controllers RC-1/RC-5

Built-in Flash


Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentaprism

Flash Metering

E-TTL II autoflash

Guide Number

43 ft./13m (ISO 100)

Recycling Time

Approx. 3 sec.

Flash-ready Indicator

Flash-ready indicator lights in viewfinder

Flash Coverage

17mm lens focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)

FE Lock


Flash Exposure Compensation

+/-2 stops in 1/3- and 1/2-stop increments

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite

E-TTL II autoflash with EX Series Speedlites

Zooming to Match Focal Length


PC Terminal


Drive System

Drive Modes

Single, Continuous, Self-timer/Remote control

Continuous Shooting Speed

Approx. 3 fps (at shutter speed of 1/250 sec. or faster)

Maximum Burst

JPEG: approx. 27 frames (Large/Fine)
RAW: approx. 10 frames
RAW+JPEG: approx. 8 frames (Large/Fine)

LCD Monitor


TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size

2.5 in. diagonal with a viewing angle of approx. 160° vertically and horizontally


Approx. 230,000 pixels


Approx. 100%

Brightness Adjustment

7 levels provided

Interface Languages


Image Playback

Display Format

Single image, 9-image index, Magnified zoom (approx. 1.5x to 10x), Auto play, Auto review right after shooting, Histogram, Rotate, Jump

Highlight Warning

In the single image (INFO) display mode, the highlight portions containing no image information will blink


Brightness, RGB

Image Protection and Erase


A single image can be protected or unprotected


A single image or all images stored in a CF card can be erased if they are unprotected

Direct Printing

Compatible Printers

PictBridge, CP Direct, and Bubble Jet Direct-compatible printers

Printable Images

JPEG images (DPOF printing possible)

Easy Print feature


DPOF: Digital Print Order Format


Version 1.1 compatible

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible Images

JPEG and RAW images
* Images to be used for wallpaper on the personal computer screen must be JPEG images


Custom Functions

11 Custom Functions with 29 settings

Power Source


Battery Pack NB-2LH, quantity 1
* AC power enabled with AC Adapter ACK-DC20
* With Battery Grip BG-E3, size-AA batteries can be used

Battery Life

[Number of shots: Approx.]
Temperature Shooting Conditions
No flash 50% flash use
At 73°F/23°C 500 360
At 32°F/0°C 370 280
* The above figures apply when a fully-charged Battery Pack NB-2LH is used.
* The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards

Battery Check


Power Saving

Provided; power turns off after 30 sec., 1, 2, 4, 8, or 15 min.

Date/Time Battery

One CR2016 Lithium Battery

Start-up Time

Approx. 0.2 sec.

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (WxHxD)

4.98 x 3.71 x 2.56 in./126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm


18 oz./510g (body only)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range


Working Humidity Range

85% or less

Battery Pack


For NB-2LH
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rated Voltage

7.4 V DC

Battery Capacity

720 mHh

Dimensions (WxHxD)

33.3 x 16.2 x 45.2mm/1.3 x 0.6 x 1.8 in.


Approx. 43 g/1.5 oz.

Battery Charger


For CB-2LW

Compatible Battery

Battery Pack NB-2LH

Recharging Time

Approx. 105 min.

Rated Input

100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

Rated Output

8.4 V DC

Working Temperature Range

0°C-40°C/32°F - 104°F

Working Humidity Range

85% or less

Dimensions (WxHxD)

91 x 56 x 22.5mm/3.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in.


Approx. 68 g/2.4 oz.
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