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 resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
260 ms shutter lag
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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$314 - $649 body only

$379 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$374 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$397 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$519 - $647 body only

$614 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

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