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
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
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$559 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $649 body only

$345 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$629 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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Canon EOS 40D
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