Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Canon EOS 40D

85

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

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
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 47 sample photos taken by the Nikon D90.

competitors

Nikon D90 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,668 with 18-105mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$366 body only

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$295 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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EOS 40D
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