Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5000

99

Nikon D40

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Has live view
Live view
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Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon D40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

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

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$750 with 18-55mm lens

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

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