Canon EOS M vs Canon EOS 40D
These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.Canon EOS M were released 2012 and Canon EOS 40D was released 2007. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS M||Canon||2012|
|Canon EOS 40D||Canon||2007|
Type of camera
Canon EOS M is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 40D is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS M||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
|Canon EOS 40D||80 mm||(a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS M||18 MP||17915904||5184||3456|
|Canon EOS 40D||10,1 MP||10077696||3888||2592|
Canon EOS M has a 78 % 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS M||100-12800|
|Canon EOS 40D||100-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS M can shoot up to 4,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 40D can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M||4,3|
|Canon EOS 40D||6,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS M||298 gr||0,66 lb|
|Canon EOS 40D||822 gr||1,81 lb|