Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

100

Canon EOS 40D

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,815 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
79.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,180 - $1,399 body only

$1,666 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Slightly thicker
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$355 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$513 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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