Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5000

99

Nikon D40

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
260 ms shutter lag
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

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

$450 body only

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$520 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Canon PowerShot D30

Canon PowerShot D30

Waterproof

$580

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder No 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

$269 body only

$376 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger

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