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
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
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

$325 body only

$494 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$310 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$455 body only

$521 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Canon EOS 450D
EOS 450D
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Nikon D40
D40
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