Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 500D

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Canon EOS 40D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

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 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$528 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$422 body only

$528 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$330 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D

Entry-level DSLR

$290 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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