Canon 40D Sports Photography Score
Canon 40D has a score of 74
for Sports Photography which makes it a GOOD
candidate for this type of photography. Canon 40D will satisfy most of your needs, but if you are looking for a camera that is even better suited to Sports Photography, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Canon 40D Review
Canon 40D Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Continuous Shooting: 6.5fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Environmental Sealings
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Fast Max shutter speed: 1/8000s
Canon 40D's 1/8000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. Good Battery Life: 800 shots
In most sports events, you shoot at high speed for a long time and this drains the battery pretty quick. With a battery life of 800 shots per charge, you won't run out of juice or have to change battery very frequently in the middle of an event. Good Ergonomics&Handling
With lots of external control and a good ergonomics, Canon 40D's body is very good for sports photography. Optical Built-in Viewfinder
During a sports shoot, using a viewfinder allows the photographer to stabilize the camera and reduce the camera shake since it is closer to the body. Besides, it comes handy where LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight.
Average Continuous Shooting: 6.5fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better.
9 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Canon 40D users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Canon EF/EF-S mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Canon 40D.
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