Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

74

Canon EOS 40D

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

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

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$750 - $899 body only

$981 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,050 - $1,199 body only

$1,194 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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