Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

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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 550D

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,040k dots
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

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Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,299 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Worse color depth
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Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$864 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

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Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$406 - $633 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$949 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$864 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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