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

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$325 - $749 body only

$390 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$221 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$745 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay

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!