Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 1000D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1000D

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
 
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Advantages of the Canon 1000D

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Size Smaller 126x98x65 mm vs 146x108x74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.6" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 502 g vs 822 g
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Around 40% lighter
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Canon 40D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6.5 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.50x
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Around 40% larger viewfinder
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 1100 shots vs 500 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 64.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 128 ms vs 164 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 22 bits
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Distinguishes 0.1 more bits of color
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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        similarities

        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        197 lenses
        Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
        1000D:164 ms
        40D:128 ms
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        1000D:300 ms
        40D:400 ms
        Thickness Thin Help
        1000D:2.6"
        40D:2.9"
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
        1
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
        Won't autofocus with all lenses
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10.1 MP
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        1000D:None
        40D:3,200 ISO
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        1000D:10.9 EV
        40D:11.3 EV
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        1000D:62.0
        40D:64.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        1000D:22 bits
        40D:22.1 bits
        Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
        1000D:0.50x
        40D:0.59x
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        1000D:719 ISO
        40D:703 ISO

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $626 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 60D

        Canon EOS 60D

        Pro DSLR

        $699 body only

        $999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon EOS 450D

        Canon EOS 450D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,633 with 18-55mm lens

        Thickness Is thinner
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points
        Canon EOS 400D

        Canon EOS 400D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 550D

        Canon EOS 550D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,152 with 18-135mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

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        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $548 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Live view No live view
        Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
        Canon EOS 1200D

        Canon EOS 1200D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $419 body only

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Color depth Worse color depth

        Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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        Canon EOS 50D

        Canon EOS 50D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,299 body only

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Weather sealed Weather sealed
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $850 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Shutter lag More shutter lag
        Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

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