Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 500D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
128 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
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

$448 body only

$512 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$800 body only

$977 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$320 body only

$896 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$384 body only

$474 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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