Nikon D7000 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D7000

100

Canon EOS 40D

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 D7000.

competitors

Nikon D7000 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$719 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$946 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

$472 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Nikon D7000
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