Canon EOS 70D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 70D

65

Canon EOS 40D

51

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

Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
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 - $1,349 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 Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$876 - $1,047 body only

$1,347 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 EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$502 body only

$345 with 17-85mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$430 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$830 body only

$1,262 with 50mm lens

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

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