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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$634 body only

$380 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

$559 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

$345 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$391 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$369 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$550 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Significantly thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 40D
EOS 40D
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Nikon D40
D40
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