For smooth operation and flexibility needed for creative expression, the EOS 400D DIGITAL has a 9-point AF sensor that enables fast and high-precision focus detection plus enlarged subject coverage. Convenient cross keys provide fast and easy AF point selection. For more accurate shooting and additional flexibility, focusing points are in a diamond-shaped layout with a central AF point offering cross-type focusing, regardless of lens brightness. In addition, higher precision focusing is possible when using lenses brighter than f/2.8. Such variable focusing enables quick adjustment for a variety of compositions and shooting situations.

The EOS 400D DIGITAL starts up and gets ready to shoot in just 0.2 seconds to capture photo opportunities when they arise. Accelerated image processing of DIGIC II and high-speed data reading from the CMOS sensor enable fast continuous shooting at 3 fps for a maximum of 27 shots, even in JPEG Large/Fine (10 shots in RAW). With such responsiveness and speed, the EOS 400D DIGITAL is ready when you are, to seize the moment to take the perfect shot.