Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Nikon D40

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$397 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$470 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$449 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

$999 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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Nikon D40
D40
Nikon

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Showing 1 comments

Adrian (5:18 AM, June 09, 2011)
Who sells D40 for $1200?