Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

159

Canon EOS 40D

107

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
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.9 EV
 

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

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,345 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$649 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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