Olympus VH-510 vs Nikon D40

Winner
Olympus VH-510

44

Nikon D40

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Olympus VH-510

Full HD
Movie format
1080p
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Compact (100×65×26 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D40

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentamirror

galleries

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

competitors

Olympus VH-510 Competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon ELPH 520 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 520 HS

Ultra compact

$238

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Olympus VH-520

Olympus VH-520

Travel zoom

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Nikon D40 Competitors

Olympus E-420

Olympus E-420

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly 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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Olympus VH-510
VH-510
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Nikon D40
D40
Nikon

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