Nikon D40 vs Nikon D50

Winner
Nikon D40

54

Nikon D50

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Really small
Size
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D50

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$430

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$349 - $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

$999 body only

$1,399 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D50 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
Screen size Much smaller screen

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