Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 1000D

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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

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1000D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.6"
Weight
Light-weight
502 g

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differences

Advantages of the Canon 1000D

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Size
Smaller
126×98×65 mm vs 146×108×74 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" 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
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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10.9 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
1100 shots vs 500 shots
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More than 2x more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Overall image quality
Slightly better image quality
64.0 vs 62.0
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Almost the same
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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Almost the same
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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              1000D164 ms
              40D128 ms
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1000D300 ms
              40D400 ms
              Common Weaknesses
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              10.1 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              1000DNone
              40D3,200 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
              1000D10.9 EV
              40D11.3 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              1000D62.0
              40D64.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              1000D22 bits
              40D22.1 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              1000D2.5"
              40D3"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              1000D719 ISO
              40D703 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $440 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

              $511 - $552 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 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $687 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 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              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 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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon EOS 1000D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $629 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Canon EOS 40D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

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

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