The 10-megapixel Canon EOS 400D is also known as the Digital Rebel XTi in some markets. Our Canon EOS 400D review tests this camera

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Canon EOS 400D

Overall score:89%
Image Quality:85%


  • Compact, build quality, dust reduction, improved AF, good Raw file quality.


  • Chroma noise especially in JPEGs, position of DoF preview button, limited purchase of right-hand grip.


Canon EOS 400D Review


Price as reviewed:



There’s no doubt that the 400D will be just as successful as the 350D, if not more so. Canon has added some really useful features and made a camera different enough to warrant an upgrade, without changing the basic functionality of previous models. Different but familiar is always a winning formula, and we doubt Canon will be knocked off the top spot by the young pretenders just yet.


Cable Release:Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
AF Points:9 selectable point
PC Socket:No
Colour Temp Control:-
DoF Prview:Yes
Built-in Flash:Hotshoe, Pop-up GN 12m
Max Flash Sync:1/200sec
White Balance Bracket:+/-3 levels in single level increments, 3 bracketed images per shutter release. Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Colour Space:sRGB and Adobe RGB
Exposure Comp:+/- 2 EV, 1/2 or 1/3-stop increments
Shutter Type:Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Focusing Modes:9 selectable point AF system, wide AF, auto point AF, M
Dust Reduction:Built-in/Fixed with Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Dimensions:126.5 x 94.2 x 65mm
Live Mode:No
Power:720mAh with charger
Connectivity:USB 2.0
Field of View:95% coverage
Viewfinder Type:Optical pentaprism
Memory Card:CF I&II
White Balance:Auto, custom, 7 presets, colour temperature settings, ±3 bracketing, ±9 stop
Drive Mode:Single, continuous 3fps for 10 CR2 RAW images, 27 JPEGs
File Format:JPEG, RAW (CR2)
Exposure Modes:Auto, P,A,S,M, 6sc, Picture Style, A-dep, ±2 EV
Compression:Fine, Normal, RAW (12bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
ISO:100-800 +2EV boost
Metering System:35 zone TTL evaluative, with AF point linking, 9% partial and centre weighted average
Shutter Speeds:30-1/4000sec & Bulb
Lens Mount:Interchangeable Canon EF/EF-S mount
Focal Length Mag:1.6
LCD:230,000 pixels 2.5? LCD 100%
Sensor:CMOS sensor APS-C Size 22.2 x 14.8mm 10.5 Total 10.1 MP/3888 x 2592 pixels
Output Size:(LF) 3888x2592, (LN) 3888x2592, (MF) 2816x1880, (MN) 2816x1880, (SF) 1936x1288, (SN) 1936x1288, (RAW) 3888x2592
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Image Quality
  4. 4. Value For Money
  5. 5. Verdict
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