old but affordable, it used to be good when it came new, but not anymore
400d being very compact and relatively lightweight but not compromising on manual controls or in-use performance quite old now, better to go for 550d if you can save more.
Best digital camera around
After buying the Which Digital Camera guide, plus 2 other specialist digital camera magazines I found out this camera, the Canon EOS 400D was voted highest in many categories. All Canon EOS cameras came out on top, even above Nikon etc. I wanted a camera as a gift for someone starting out with a camera with changeable lenses rather than the easy little 'one click' camera we all usually use. This camera is supurb, it's reasonably priced, a bit better than the EOS 1000D, and takes amazing pictures from the start. You'll not be disappointed with this one, save yourself the £20 I spent on magazines for research and go for it. Happy snapping!