Canon EOS 40D vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon EOS 40D

83

Nikon D40

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Great color depth
Color depth
22.1 bits
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
128 ms shutter lag
 

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 T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $799 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$999 - $1,099 body only

$1,049 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus

discussion

Canon EOS 40D
EOS 40D
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