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
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$750 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D50 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Heavier
Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Pro DSLR

$1,549 - $1,897 body only

$2,497 with 16-80mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger
Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

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

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