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Canon 40D 10.1 MegaPixel Professional Infrared-Enabled Camera 

DISCONTINUED.  This model has been replaced by the Canon 50D.

Models: 

XNiteCanon40D  : UV + Visible + IR

XNiteCanon40DIR : Dedicated IR-Only.  715nm or 830nm.

 

The Canon 40D is a professional digital SLR camera.  Because of the nature of the IR enabling modification, we do not recommend this camera to anyone who does not fully understand the implications of the modification.

Note: Spectral Response Curve for the 40D is now available!.

We can modify this camera to be UV+IR+Visible or IR-Only.  An IR+Visible camera will see both Infrared and Visible light after modification.  IR Only cameras have the option of being setup with an internal 715nm or 830nm filter.  

An IR-Only 715nm camera will only see IR from 715nm through 1200nm.  The IR-Only camera has an internal 715nm IR filter with an antiflection coating.  The 715nm filter performs similarly to the Hoya RM72 and Wratten 89B.

An IR-Only 830nm (87C equivalent) camera will see IR from 830nm through 1200nm.  Because the 830nm sees less light, you will lose about 2 F-Stops.  You will gain a higher resolution picture because the RGB channels will be more closely balanced.  Because camea sensors have 1 red, 1 blue and 2 green pixels for every 4 pixels, and because the red channel is the most open to IR, with a 715nm filter, about 65% of the image comes though the red pixels.  Thus, 65% of the data is coming in on 25% of the pixels.  With an 830nm filter, the channels are much better balanced because of the way the mosaic color dyes on the sensor open up in IR.  When the channels are better balanced, the camera can resolve better.

 

  UV+IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteCanon40D XNiteCanon40DIR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures No Yes.  With 830nm, Exp Comp = +2.0
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No Yes.  Filter is internal.

Modification will void your warranty.

We can modify your Canon 40D for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA).

 

 

General

Product Type
Digital camera - SLR
Weight
1.5 lbs
Width
5.7 in
Depth
2.9 in
Height
4.3 in
Body Material
Magnesium alloy

Main Features

Resolution
10.1 megapixels
Sensor resolution
10.1 megapixels
Optical Sensor Type
CMOS
Effective Sensor Resolution
10,500,000 pixels
Total Pixels
10,100,000 pixels
Light Sensitivity
ISO 3200, ISO 100-1600
Field of View Crop Factor
1.6
Max Shutter Speed
1/8000 sec
Sensor Dust Reduction
Yes
Min Shutter Speed
30 sec
Sensor Features
EOS Integrated Cleaning System
X-sync Speed
1/250 sec
Exposure Metering
Spot, Evaluative, Partial (9%), Center-weighted
Exposure Modes
Bulb, Manual, Program, Automatic, Depth-of-field, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, E-TTL II program flash
Exposure Compensation
3 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
White Balance
Custom, Presets, Automatic
White Balance Presets
Flash, Shade, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten light, 2500K - 10000K (100K steps)
Status LCD Display Information
Program, Aperture, Drive mode, Film speed, Flash mode, Focus area, Frame counter, Metering mode, Photo quality, Shutter speed, Autofocus mode, Self-timer mode, Photos remaining, Battery condition, Manual focus mode, Red-eye reduction, Exposure compensation, White balance indicators
Still Image Format
RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Continuous Shooting Speed
6.5 frames per second
Color support
Color
Exposure Range
EV -0.5-18 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure Metering Zones
35
White Balance Bracketing
Yes
Status LCD Display Illumination
Yes
Remote Control
Optional
TV Tuner
None

Memory / Storage

Flash Memory
None
Floppy Drive
None
Image Storage
RAW, JPEG 3888 x 2592 - 3.5 MB, JPEG 2816 x 1880 - 2.1 MB, JPEG 1936 x 1288 - 1.2 MB, RAW 3888 x 2592 - 12.4 MB, RAW 1936 x 1288 - 7.1 MB
Supported Flash Memory
Microdrive, CompactFlash

Lens System

Lens System Mounting
Canon EF

Additional Features

Self Timer
Yes
Self Timer Delay
2 sec, 10 sec
Flash Terminal
Hot shoe, PC terminal
Additional Features
AE lock, AF lock, Wi-Fi ready, DPOF support, Direct print, Auto power save, Histogram display, LCD live view mode, PictBridge support, USB 2.0 compatibility, Digital image rotation, RGB primary color filter, Display brightness control, Depth-of-field preview button

Camera Flash

Type
Pop-up flash
Flash Modes
E-TTL, Auto mode
Red Eye Reduction
Yes
Features
AF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation
Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
13

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
Optical - Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Color support
Color
Field Coverage
95%
Magnification
0.95x
Dioptric Correction Range
-3 to +1
Frames
Autofocus frame
LCD Display Information
AE lock, Aperture, AF-in-focus, Shutter speed, Red-eye reduction, Exposure compensation, Flash charge completion

Display

Type
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Mounting
Built-in
Resolution
230,000 pixels

Digital Player (Recorder)

Type
None

Microphone

Type
None

Connections

Connector Type
1 x Composite video output, 1 x Flash terminal, 1 x Remote control, 1 x USB
Expansion Slot(s)
1 x CompactFlash Card - Type I/II

Lens Systems

Auto Focus
TTL phase detection
Auto Focus Points (Zones)
9

Miscellaneous

Carrying Case
None
Cables Included
1 x Video cable, 1 x USB cable
Included Accessories
Body cap, Neck strap
Min Operating Temperature
32 F
Max Operating Temperature
104 F

Power

Power Device
Battery charger - External

Battery

Supported Battery
1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1390 mAh ( Included )

Software

Type
Drivers & Utilities

 

 

 

 

                                

 

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Last modified: June 18, 2015