Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

100

Canon EOS 40D

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 70D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.

competitors

Canon EOS 70D Competitors

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$519 body only

$599 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,195 with 18-135mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,568 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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