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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
 

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

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$455 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $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

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

Nikon D3200
D3200
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Nikon D40
D40
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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!