Canon EOS 5DS vs Canon EOS 40D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 40D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS 5DS were released 2015 and Canon EOS 40D was released 2007. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 5DS||2015|
|Canon EOS 40D||2007|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 5DS has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 40D has a "APSC"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 5DS||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS 40D||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Canon EOS 5DS has a 51 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 40D has 10,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 5DS||
8688 x 5792
|Canon EOS 40D||
3888 x 2592
Canon EOS 5DS has a 399 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 40D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Canon EOS 5DS has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 40D. Canon EOS 5DS has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 40D has 100 to 3200.
|Canon EOS 5DS||100-6400|
|Canon EOS 40D||100-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 5DS
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 40D
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 5DS can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 40D can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5DS||5|
|Canon EOS 40D||6,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 5DS. Unfortunately Canon EOS 40D does not support recording movies and movie clips.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 5DS weighs 930 gr (equal to 2,05 lb) which is 13% heavier than Canon EOS 40D and its 822 gr (or 1,81 lb).
|Canon EOS 5DS||930 gr
|Canon EOS 40D||822 gr