Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

100

Nikon D40

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great image quality
Overall image quality
64.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.3 EV
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

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 Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 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 T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$899 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

$699 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$499 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 40D
EOS 40D
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