Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D5100

65

Canon EOS 40D

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
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

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

$299 body only

$349 - $397 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

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$418 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,050 - $1,199 body only

$1,194 - $1,349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

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Nikon D5100
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