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
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

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
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"

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

$1,984 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$458 body only

$1,150 with 18-135mm lens

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

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$323 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,984 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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