Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D90

74

Canon EOS 40D

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
128 ms shutter lag
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$452 body only

$399 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,100 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$759 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$402 with 18-200mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$825 body only

$1,150 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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Canon EOS 40D
EOS 40D
Canon

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