Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

79

Nikon D40

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay

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 D40.

competitors

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$180 body only

$450 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$435 body only

$388 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag More shutter lag

discussion

Canon EOS 40D
EOS 40D
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D40
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