Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

83

Nikon D3100

75

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
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 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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$540 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$399 - $420 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 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
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

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...