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
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
300 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
6.5 fps
Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

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

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Lowest price Much more expensive
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$769 - $997 body only

$868 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$782 body only

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

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 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$935 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D90
D90
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EOS 40D
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