Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D40

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97

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53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×94×64 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

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

Nikon D5000 Competitors

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Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$447 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
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Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Less startup delay
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$614 with 18-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon D40 Competitors

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Nikon Coolpix L840

Super zoom

$413

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
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Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

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

Entry-level DSLR

$382 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Startup delay More startup delay

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