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

              $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

              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

              $450 - $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 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 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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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

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              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

              $929 body only

              $848 - $940 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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