Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

108

Canon EOS 550D

105

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
128 ms shutter lag
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
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

Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$424 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$451 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

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