Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

60

Canon EOS 40D

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
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 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$850 - $999 body only

$949 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,239 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,266 - $1,599 body only

$1,592 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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