Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

108

Nikon D3100

98

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
128 ms shutter lag
Great battery life
Battery life
1100 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3100

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
919 ISO
Color depth
Great color depth
22.5 bits
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3100.

competitors

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

Travel zoom

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$531 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

discussion

Canon EOS 40D
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Avatar for Nemanja Ćosović Nemanja Ćosović (11:11 PM, April 27, 2013)
Bullshit... Canon 40D is galaxies far batter than 3100...