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
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 20fps
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
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 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$406 body only

$609 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

$348 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$496 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$338 body only

$947 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen

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