Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 500D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
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

$1,095 body only

$837 - $849 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$756 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $435 body only

$332 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$396 body only

$381 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$837 - $849 with 18-55mm lens

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

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