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

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

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Larger

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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Nikon D40
D40
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Adrian (5:18 AM, June 09, 2011)
Who sells D40 for $1200?