Canon EOS 40D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon EOS Digital Rebel over the Canon EOS 40D.
 
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Advantages of the Canon 40D

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Screen size Much larger screen 3.0" vs 1.8"
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Around 70% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.1 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Live view Has live view Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Overall image quality Better image quality 64.0 vs 55.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 6.5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder 0.59x vs 0.50x
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More than 30% larger viewfinder
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 118k dots
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More than 90% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.1 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 703 ISO vs 544 ISO
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The 40D has a slight edge (0.4 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon Rebel

Size Smaller 142x99x72 mm vs 146x108x74 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Weight Lighter 645 g vs 822 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 2.8" vs 2.9"
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Almost the same
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Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Lens availability Many lenses available Help
197 lenses
Thickness Thin Help
40D:2.9"
Rebel:2.8"
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
40D:10.1 MP
Rebel:6.3 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
40D:230k dots
Rebel:118k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
40D:3,200 ISO
Rebel:None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
40D:11.3 EV
Rebel:10.8 EV
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
40D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
Rebel:APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
40D:64.0
Rebel:55.0
Color depth Poor color depth Help
40D:22.1 bits
Rebel:21 bits
Viewfinder size Below average viewfinder size Help
40D:0.59x
Rebel:0.50x
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
40D:703 ISO
Rebel:544 ISO

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Disadvantages

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 body only

$999 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Weight Is slightly heavier
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$580 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Weight Is slightly lighter
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,231 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$639 body only

$674 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Entry-level DSLR

$695 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is slightly smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS Digital Rebel Competitors

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
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Canon EOS 10D

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier

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