Nikon D40 vs Nikon D70s

Winner
Nikon D40

70

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47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentamirror
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D70s

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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D40.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D70s.

competitors

Nikon D40 Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$750 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Nikon D70s Competitors

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$463 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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