Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

83

Canon EOS 550D

80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
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

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"
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits

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 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$534 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$427 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$369 body only

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

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$427 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Thickness Much thicker
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

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