Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 550D

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

100

Canon EOS 550D

96

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
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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$904 body only

$1,496 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$899 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 550D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$475 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$559 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$307 - $649 body only

$379 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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