Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Nikon D40

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
400 ms startup delay
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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$299 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$284 body only

$398 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

$299 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 D5100
D5100
Nikon

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Nikon D40
D40
Nikon

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