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Canon R vs Nikon D40

The Canon EOS R and the Nikon D40 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in September 2018 and November 2006. The Canon R is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the D40 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a full frame (Canon R) and an APS-C (D40) sensor. The Canon has a resolution of 30.1 megapixels, whereas the Nikon provides 6 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Canon R versus Nikon D40
Canon R Nikon D40
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Canon RF mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
30.1 MP, Full Frame Sensor 6 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video no Video
ISO 100-40,000 (50 - 102,400) ISO 200-1,600 (200 - 3,200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Optical viewfinder
3.2 LCD, 2100k dots 2.5 LCD, 230k dots
Swivel touchscreen Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
8 shutter flaps per second 2.5 shutter flaps per second
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
370 shots per battery charge470 shots per battery charge
139 x 98 x 84 mm, 660 g 124 x 94 x 64 mm, 522 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Canon EOS R and the Nikon D40? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Canon R and the Nikon D40 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Canon R vs Nikon D40
Compare Canon R versus D40 top
Comparison Canon R or D40 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Nikon D40 is notably smaller (14 percent) than the Canon R. Moreover, the D40 is markedly lighter (21 percent) than the Canon R. It is worth mentioning in this context that the Canon R is splash and dust resistant, while the D40 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the Canon R gets 370 shots out of its LP-E6N battery, while the D40 can take 470 images on a single charge of its EN-EL9 power pack. The power pack in the Canon R can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R 139 mm 98 mm 84 mm 660 g 370 Y Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Nikon D40 124 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 470 n Nov 2006 499i
3.
 
Canon R6 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 680 g 360 Y Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 90D 141 mm 105 mm 77 mm 701 g 1300 Y Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II 144 mm 111 mm 75 mm 765 g 1200 Y Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 80D 139 mm 105 mm 79 mm 730 g 960 Y Feb 2016 1,199i
7.
 
Canon 6D 145 mm 111 mm 71 mm 770 g 1090 Y Sep 2012 2,099i
8.
 
Nikon Z6 134 mm 101 mm 67 mm 675 g 310 Y Aug 2018 1,999i
9.
 
Nikon D750 141 mm 113 mm 78 mm 750 g 1230 Y Sep 2014 2,299i
10.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749i
11.
 
Nikon D3100 124 mm 96 mm 75 mm 505 g 550 n Aug 2010 599i
12.
 
Nikon D3000 126 mm 97 mm 64 mm 536 g 500 n Jul 2009 599i
13.
 
Nikon D40X 124 mm 94 mm 64 mm 522 g 520 n Mar 2007 729i
14.
 
Nikon D50 133 mm 102 mm 76 mm 620 g 400 n Apr 2005 749i
15.
 
Nikon D70s 140 mm 111 mm 78 mm 679 g 500 n Apr 2005 899i
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 660 g 440 Y Jan 2018 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The D40 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 78 percent) than the Canon R, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Canon R features a full frame sensor and the Nikon D40 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the D40 is 57 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.0 and 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Canon R and Nikon D40 sensor measures

With 30.1MP, the Canon R offers a higher resolution than the D40 (6MP), but the Canon R has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.36μm versus 7.85μm for the D40). However, the Canon R is a much more recent model (by 11 years and 9 months) than the D40, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels.

The resolution advantage of the Canon R implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the Canon R for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 33.6 x 22.4 inches or 85.3 x 56.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 26.9 x 17.9 inches or 68.3 x 45.5 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 22.4 x 14.9 inches or 56.9 x 37.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon D40 are 15 x 10 inches or 38.2 x 25.4 cm for good quality, 12 x 8 inches or 30.6 x 20.3 cm for very good quality, and 10 x 6.7 inches or 25.5 x 16.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Canon R has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Canon EOS R has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 40000, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Nikon D40 are ISO 200 to ISO 1600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 200-3200.

Canon R versus D40 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). Of the two cameras under review, the Canon R provides substantially higher image quality than the D40, with an overall score that is 33 points higher. This advantage is based on 3.5 bits higher color depth, 2.5 EV in additional dynamic range, and 2.3 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Canon R Full Frame 30.1 6720 44804K/30p24.513.5274289
2.
 
Nikon D40 APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none21.011.056156
3.
 
Canon R6 Full Frame 20.0 5472 36484k/60p24.214.3339490
4.
 
Canon 90D APS-C 32.3 6960 46404K/30p........
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II Full Frame 26.0 6240 41601080/60p24.411.9286285
6.
 
Canon 80D APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.613.2113579
7.
 
Canon 6D Full Frame 20.0 5472 36481080/30p23.812.1234082
8.
 
Nikon Z6 Full Frame 24.3 6048 40244K/30p25.314.3329995
9.
 
Nikon D750 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40161080/60p24.814.5295693
10.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.1327989
11.
 
Nikon D3100 APS-C 14.2 4608 30721080/24p22.511.391967
12.
 
Nikon D3000 APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.311.156362
13.
 
Nikon D40X APS-C 10.0 3872 2592none22.411.451663
14.
 
Nikon D50 APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none20.910.856055
15.
 
Nikon D70s APS-C 6.0 3008 2000none20.410.352950
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s Four Thirds 9.9 3680 27004K/60p........
17.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7373096

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The Canon R indeed provides movie recording capabilities, while the D40 does not. The highest resolution format that the Canon R can use is 4K/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the Canon R has an electronic viewfinder (3690k dots), while the D40 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinder in the Canon R offers a wider field of view (100%) than the one in the D40 (95%), so that a larger proportion of the captured image is visible in the finder. In addition, the viewfinder of the Canon R has a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.53x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Canon R and Nikon D40 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Canon R3690 Y 3.2 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
2.
 
Nikon D40optical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
3.
 
Canon R65760 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
4.
 
Canon 90Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 11.0 Y n
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIoptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 6.5 n n
6.
 
Canon 80Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
7.
 
Canon 6Doptical Y 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 n n
8.
 
Nikon Z63690 Y 3.2 2100 tilting Y 1/8000s 12.0 n Y
9.
 
Nikon D750optical Y 3.2 1229 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
11.
 
Nikon D3100optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D3000optical n 3.0 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
13.
 
Nikon D40Xoptical n 2.5 230 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
14.
 
Nikon D50optical n 2.0 130 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5 Y n
15.
 
Nikon D70soptical n 2.0 130 fixed n 1/8000s 3.0 Y n
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s3680 n 3.2 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0 n n
17.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y

One feature that is present on the Canon R, but is missing on the D40 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The Canon R has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the D40 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the Canon R is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Canon R writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the D40 uses SDHC cards. The Canon R supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the D40 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Canon EOS R and Nikon D40 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Canon RYstereomonoYYmini3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Nikon D40Y-----2.0---
3.
 
Canon R6YmonomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon 90DYstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark IIYstereomonoY-mini2.0YYY
6.
 
Canon 80DYstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
7.
 
Canon 6DYmonomonoY-mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Nikon Z6YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
9.
 
Nikon D750YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y--
10.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D3100Ymonomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D3000Y-----2.0---
13.
 
Nikon D40XY-----2.0---
14.
 
Nikon D50Y-----2.0---
15.
 
Nikon D70sY-----2.0---
16.
 
Panasonic GH5sYstereomonoYYfull3.1Y-Y
17.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereomonoYYmicro3.1YYY

It is notable that the Canon R offers wifi support, while the D40 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

The Canon R is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Canon. In contrast, the D40 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the D40 was succeeded by the Nikon D40X. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Canon and Nikon websites.

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Review summary

So how do things add up? Is there a clear favorite between the Canon R and the Nikon D40? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Canon EOS R:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (30.1 vs 6MP) with a 124% higher linear resolution.
  • Better image quality: Scores substantially higher (33 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • Richer colors: Generates images with noticeably better colors (3.5 bits more color depth).
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (2.5 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (2.3 stops ISO advantage).
  • Broader imaging potential: Can record not only still images but also 4K/30p movies.
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • More complete view: Has a viewfinder with a larger field of view (100% vs 95%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.76x vs 0.53x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 2.5") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2100k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a swivel screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 2.5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards.
  • More modern: Reflects 11 years and 9 months of technical progress since the D40 launch.

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Advantages of the Nikon D40:

  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • More compact: Is smaller (124x94mm vs 139x98mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 138g or 21 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (470 versus 370) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (78 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in November 2006).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the Canon R is the clear winner of the match-up (27 : 7 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

Canon R 27:07 D40

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Canon R and the Nikon D40 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the Canon R or the D40 perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Canon R4/5o79/1004.5/54/5 Sep 2018 2,299 i
2.
 
Nikon D40..81/100+ +o4.5/5 Nov 2006 499i
3.
 
Canon R65/5+ +90/1004.5/55/5 Jul 2020 2,499 i
4.
 
Canon 90D4/5+85/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2019 1,199 i
5.
 
Canon 6D Mark II4/5+80/1004.5/54/5 Jun 2017 1,999 i
6.
 
Canon 80D4/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2016 1,199i
7.
 
Canon 6D5/5+ +83/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,099i
8.
 
Nikon Z65/5....4.5/55/5 Aug 2018 1,999i
9.
 
Nikon D7505/5+ +90/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2014 2,299i
10.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749i
11.
 
Nikon D31005/5+ +72/1004.5/54.5/5 Aug 2010 599i
12.
 
Nikon D3000..+72/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 599i
13.
 
Nikon D40X..79/100+ +4/54/5 Mar 2007 729i
14.
 
Nikon D50..78/100+ +4/54.5/5 Apr 2005 749i
15.
 
Nikon D70s........5/5 Apr 2005 899i
16.
 
Panasonic GH5s....84/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2018 2,499 i
17.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +89/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The above review scores should be interpreted with care, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Canon R vs Nikon D40

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Canon R Nikon D40
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Canon RF mount lenses Nikon F mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2018 November 2006
    Launch Price USD 2,299 USD 499
    Sensor Specs Canon R Nikon D40
    Sensor Technology CMOS CCD
    Sensor Format Full Frame Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 36.0 x 24.0 mm 23.7 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 864 mm2 369.72 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 43.3 mm 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.0x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 30.1 Megapixels 6 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6720 x 4480 pixels 3008 x 2000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 5.36 μm 7.85 μm
    Pixel Density 3.48 MP/cm2 1.63 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video no Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 40,000 ISO 200 - 1,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO 200 - 3,200 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 89 56
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 24.5 21.0
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.5 11.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 2742 561
    Screen Specs Canon R Nikon D40
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 95%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.76x 0.53x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 2.5inch
    LCD Resolution 2100k dots 230k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen Fixed screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Canon R Nikon D40
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 8 shutter flaps/s 2.5 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy200 000 actuations50 000 actuations
    Electronic ShutterYESno E-Shutter
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDHC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Canon R Nikon D40
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI no HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Canon R Nikon D40
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type LP-E6N EN-EL9
    Battery Life (CIPA)370 shots per charge470 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 139 x 98 x 84 mm
    (5.5 x 3.9 x 3.3 in)
    124 x 94 x 64 mm
    (4.9 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
    Camera Weight 660 g (23.3 oz) 522 g (18.4 oz)

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