Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

80

Canon EOS 40D

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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 50D.

competitors

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$929 body only

$1,168 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$535 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$328 - $699 body only

$375 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$350 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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