Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

80

Canon EOS 40D

62

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 70D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

$1,099 - $1,199 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Focus points More focus points
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Slower video autofocus

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$268 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$458 body only

$1,150 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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