Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D90

98

Canon EOS 40D

83

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
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
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
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

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder coverage Significantly better viewfinder coverage
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$561 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Shorter battery life

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Nikon D90
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