Canon Rebel SL1 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon Rebel SL1

100

Canon EOS 40D

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
843 ISO
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.59x
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 Rebel SL1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.

competitors

Canon Rebel SL1 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$922 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Size Larger
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Significantly thinner
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$2,360 with 100mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

discussion

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