Nikon D40 vs Nikon D50

Winner
Nikon D40

53

Nikon D50

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D50

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D50.

competitors

Nikon D40 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$548 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$1,759 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Samsung TL500

Samsung TL500

Pro digicam

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Nikon D50 Competitors

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$447 - $469 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$353 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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