Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Nikon D40

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

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.
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competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$394 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$700 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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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!