Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 1000D

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Canon EOS 1000D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
 

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
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
 

differences

Advantages of the Canon 1000D

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Size
Significantly smaller
126x98x65 mm vs 146x108x74 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight
Significantly lighter
502 g vs 822 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.6" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
300 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$839.77 vs $1,138.00
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The best price we've seen is $298 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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
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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0.4 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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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
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              1000D:300 ms
              40D:400 ms
              Shutter lag Minimal shutter lag Help
              1000D:164 ms
              40D:128 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
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              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
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              1000D:None
              40D:3,200 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $491 body only

              $578 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
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 450D

              Canon EOS 450D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $423 body only

              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 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $913 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 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $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 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 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 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

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              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $359 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

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

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,649 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Color depth Worse color depth

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