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

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
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

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 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$558 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,099 body only

$1,049 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$331 body only

$821 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$596 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p

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