Nikon D90 vs Canon EOS 40D

Winner
Nikon D90

100

Canon EOS 40D

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D90

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.63x
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 40D

Battery life
Great battery life
1100 shots
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
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 D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$307 body only

$931 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$469 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,903 body only

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

Canon EOS 40D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$1,428 body only

$2,360 with 100mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

discussion

Nikon D90
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EOS 40D
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