Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

57

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.5 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
128 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi.

competitors

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$687 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$756 - $999 body only

$839 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Startup delay More startup delay

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$325 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$489 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$687 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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