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

$447 body only

$394 - $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

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$780 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 body only

$394 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$378 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$515 body only

$743 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
Nikon

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