Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

92

Canon EOS 40D

78

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%
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
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 body only

$800 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
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 Significantly better image quality
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,088 - $1,499 body only

$1,497 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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

discussion

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