Nikon D40 vs Nikon D50

Winner
Nikon D40

77

Nikon D50

50

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
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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 D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$633 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500

Super zoom

$546

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

Nikon D50 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$394 body only

$470 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
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

$1,525 with 55-200mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
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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