Nikon D40 vs Nikon D70s

Winner
Nikon D40

70

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47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Phase detection autofocus
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fast and accurate
Thin
Thickness
2.5"
 

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

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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

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$280 body only

$392 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$349 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Significantly thicker
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Significantly thicker

Nikon D70s Competitors

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$588 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 D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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