Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

74

Canon EOS 40D

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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

$769 - $899 body only

$869 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,164 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,154 - $1,499 body only

$1,399 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 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

$499 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

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