Canon Rebel SL1 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon Rebel SL1

100

Canon EOS 40D

95

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel SL1

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
843 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$334 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$539 - $630 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D

Boutique

$6,495

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$949 - $999 body only

$1,449 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

discussion

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