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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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

$1,058 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,100 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,942 - $3,299 body only

$3,499 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$529 body only

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

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