Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D5100

72

Canon EOS 40D

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$369 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$414 body only

$208 with 17-85mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

Nikon D5100
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