Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 500D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Canon EOS 500D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.

competitors

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$443 body only

$553 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$553 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$346 body only

$678 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$415 body only

$622 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$373 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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