Nikon D40 vs Nikon D70s

Winner
Nikon D40

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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"
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
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing

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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

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

Super zoom

$222

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$750 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality

Nikon D70s Competitors

Nikon D70

Nikon D70

Pro DSLR

Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Entry-level DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$750 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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