Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D3100

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

100

Nikon D3100

90

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 T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$560 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D3100 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Slightly larger viewfinder
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 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...