Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

100

Canon EOS 550D

96

Runner-up

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 550D

Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 550D.

competitors

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$683 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$558 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$343 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$376 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,490 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$446 body only

$558 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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