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"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D50

Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Super zoom

$398

Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$266 body only

$372 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Size Slightly larger

Nikon D50 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$289 - $549 body only

$330 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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