Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Nikon D40

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$398 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

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

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive

Nikon D40 Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

$1,596 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$475 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$1,956 - $2,797 body only

$2,480 - $3,297 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

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Colt (3:44 PM, February 15, 2014)
Hello,I have used D40 for 6 years, now I want to upgrade it. I want the new one is light, not too expensive and it should has a better maximum light sensitivity(I always take photos for my son at home with AF-s 50 1.8G) . Will D3200 be a good choice? Plesase help me,3x!