Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D90

98

Canon EOS 40D

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 40D.
Explore our gallery of 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$410 body only

$574 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$529 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,099 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

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

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Nikon D90
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