Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Canon EOS 700D vs Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 650D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.59x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Canon 650D

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution 17.9 MP vs 10.1 MP
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Capture around 80% more detail in your photos
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The 650D's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Weight Significantly lighter 575 g vs 822 g
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More than 30% lighter
Size Smaller 133x99x78 mm vs 146x108x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The 650D's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
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Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21.7 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 128 ms vs 269 ms
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2.1x less delay when taking photos
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 440 shots
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2.5x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.53x
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More than 20% larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 64.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Startup delay Less startup delay 400 ms vs 700 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 6.5 fps vs 5 fps
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30% faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness Thinner 2.9" vs 3.1"
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Around 10% thinner
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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        Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
        Won't autofocus with all lenses
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        650D:11.2 EV
        40D:11.3 EV
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        650D:APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
        40D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        650D:17.9 MP
        40D:10.1 MP
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        650D:62.0
        40D:64.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        650D:21.7 bits
        40D:22.1 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        650D:722 ISO
        40D:703 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 700D

        Canon EOS 700D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $652 body only

        $698 with 5mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $550 with 18-55mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 - $700 body only

        $450 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $339 - $567 body only

        $444 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,099 - $1,155 body only

        $450 - $1,449 with 18-135mm lens

        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon EOS 550D

        Canon EOS 550D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $352 - $415 body only

        $495 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker

        Canon EOS 650D Competitors

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        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $547 body only

        $549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Much better image quality
        Color depth Better color depth
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Canon EOS 40D.

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