Canon EOS 450D vs Nikon D40

Winner
Canon EOS 450D

84

Nikon D40

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 450D

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
160 ms shutter lag
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 450D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.

competitors

Canon EOS 450D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$686 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1000D

Canon EOS 1000D

Entry-level DSLR

$280 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$420 body only

$630 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$280 body only

$392 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Thickness Much thicker

discussion

Canon EOS 450D
EOS 450D
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Nikon D40
D40
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