Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

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" 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
6.5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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More than 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.3 EV vs 10.8 EV
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1 f-stops more dynamic range
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
Viewfinder
Has a pentaprism viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
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
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
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
142×99×72 mm vs 146×108×74 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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$530.00 vs $700.00
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The best price we've seen is $170 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              197 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              40D230k dots
              Rebel118k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              40D10.1 MP
              Rebel6.3 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              40D3,200 ISO
              RebelNone
              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
              40D11.3 EV
              Rebel10.8 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              40D64.0
              Rebel55.0
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              40D22.1 bits
              Rebel21 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              40D3"
              Rebel1.8"
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              40D703 ISO
              Rebel544 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $566 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

              $649 - $699 body only

              $929 - $1,199 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 Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $700 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 Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 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

              $849 - $999 body only

              $929 - $1,099 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 Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $650 body only

              $589 - $700 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 Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $950 body only

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag

              Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $699 body only

              $1,006 with 55-300mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel Competitors

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              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

              Entry-level DSLR

              $675 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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