Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Nikon D5000

100

Nikon D40

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

HD movies
Movie format
720p @ 24fps
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
4 fps
 

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

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$550 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$449 body only

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

Nikon D40 Competitors

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D50

Nikon D50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,342 body only

$2,058 with 24-85mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen size Much smaller screen

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