Released in early September, 2007, just a few weeks after introduction, the Canon 40D is nominally Canon’s fifth generation (D30, D60, 10D, 20D, 30D) prosumer DSLR. In truth though, in some cases, such as between the 20D to 30D, there was little to be seen in terms of either features or performance improvements other than nicer floor mats and dual headlights.

The 40D is another matter. More than three years after the 20D’s introduction Canon has taken a major step forward and has brought to market a camera that though it is very much in the traditional mold, is almost completely new in terms of features. Performance in a number of areas is also significantly enhanced.

Canon released 40D in early September and Michael Reichmann of The Luminous Landscape writes a hands on report on the camera.

(via The Luminous Landscape)