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

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

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$2,015 body only

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

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$419 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Autofocus Video autofocus
Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$2,015 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

$1,624 body only

$496 with 18-55mm lens

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

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