Canon EOS M50 vs Nikon D40
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M50 and Nikon D40. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS M50 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D40 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS M50 were released 2018 and Nikon D40 was released 2006. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS M50||2018|
Type of camera
Canon EOS M50 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D40 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M50 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D40 has a "DX"-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 M50||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Nikon D40||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS M50 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D40 has 6 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS M50||
6000 x 4000
3008 x 2000
Canon EOS M50 has a 299 % larger resolution than Nikon D40. 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 M50 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D40. Canon EOS M50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D40 has 200 to 3200.
|Canon EOS M50||100-25600|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS M50 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D40 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D40 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M50 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D40
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D40 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS M50||10|
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 M50. Unfortunately Nikon D40 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.
Nikon D40 weighs 522 gr (equal to 1,15 lb) which is 34% heavier than Canon EOS M50 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).
|Canon EOS M50||390 gr
|Nikon D40||522 gr