- 10MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 1600
- No Video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 556g - 127 x 94 x 65mm
- Announced October 2006
- Alternate Name is EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X
- Old Model is Canon 350D
- New Model is Canon 450D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 400D summary
Canon 400D is Canon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first introduced on October of 2006. It houses a 10 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 3888 x 2592. It is referred to as "EOS Digital Rebel XTi / EOS Kiss Digital X" in other markets.
Canon brought out this camera as a way to replace the older Canon 350D (Read Full Comparison) & subsequently brought out the updated Canon 450D (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this model.
The 400D is rated #73 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & over-all #647 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please check our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your personal factors.
Here is a graph of specific factors used in the rating system.
Canon 400D family
The Canon 400D is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the complete range underneath.
400D vs 4000D18MPAPS-C3.0 fps2018
400D vs 750D24MPAPS-C5.0 fps2015
400D vs 700D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2013
400D vs 650D18MPAPS-C5.0 fps2012
400D vs 600D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2011
400D vs 550D18MPAPS-C4.0 fps2010
400D vs 500D15MPAPS-C3.0 fps2009
400D vs 450D12MPAPS-C4.0 fps2008
400D vs 350D8MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
400D vs 300D6MPAPS-C3.0 fps2003
Canon 400D Gallery
You can check the 400D from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 400D Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the Canon 400D based on things which are often regarded as essential in a camera.
Canon 400D Sensor details
The size of the sensor on the Canon 400D is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 3888 x 2592 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CMOS sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW photos are supported so the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath illustrates the 400D's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The 400D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon 400D dimensions
Canon 400D is 1.23 lb (556g or 19.61 oz) & the volume of the camera is 127mm x 94mm x 65mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.6"). The weight of average Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540g and the Canon 400D is similar in comparison with its rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Here is a picture of the Canon 400D besides a softdrink to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will illustrate the button arrangement on the 400D.
Canon 400D Lens specs
The 400D works with the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses available to buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the 400D.
Canon 400D Connectivity
The 400D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer pictures and in some cases change settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Many applications even enable a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon 400D Video specs
Canon 400D does not capture video. If you are shopping for a camera to take only images, this is not a concern.
Canon 400D Weather Sealing
Canon 400D does not include environment sealing so rainy conditions may affect the camera.
Canon 400D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 400D is equipped with a 2.5" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please note that the display screen has no touch support.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder specs for Canon 400D are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.5x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Canon 400D Shutter specs
Canon 400D continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Canon 400D Flash and Hot shoe specs
Canon 400D has both integrated flash as well as external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Canon 400D Autofocusing specs
Canon 400D has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system supports 9 focus points to select from. Canon 400D has the ability to use manual focus when required during low light or you require more precise focus control.
Canon 400D Battery life
The average Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the best (1900) battery life within this range of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Entry-Level DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:
400D vs K-x1900 yesnono
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Canon 400D for varying types of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Canon 400D for varying types of photography. To look at more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 400D Portrait photography information
The Canon 400D gets a points total of 53 which is moderate, meaning that it is reasonably acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to use external flash.
Canon 400D Street photography factors
Getting a moderate points tally of 57, the Canon 400D is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon 400D as a Sports photography camera
A bad sports photography score of 41 indicates the Canon 400D is simply not appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs to have fantastic focusing plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Canon 400D as a Travel photography camera
Size is extremely critical in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the Canon 400D gets a average 47 for a travel camera which makes it fairly appropriate to take on your holidays.
Landscape photography with Canon 400D
For anyone planning to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 400D at it's decent rating of 48 as a landscape camera is somewhat suitable within the current market.
Vlogging with Canon 400D
A vlogging camera preferably should offer a moving display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the Canon 400D is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it gets a bad rating of 9.
Canon 400D Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the 400D, below is a number of the top placed cameras that fall in to the class of Entry-Level DSLR.
The chart below gives you a summary of the 400D compared to it's top ranked competitors shown previously.
These are some more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.