Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

63

Canon EOS 550D

61

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
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 550D

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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

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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,982 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$458 body only

$1,150 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$271 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,982 body only

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Color depth Worse color depth

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