Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Nikon D40

27

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
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 Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $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

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
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?