Canon EOS Rebel SL3 vs Nikon D40x

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and Nikon D40x. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Nikon D40x

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D40x is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 were released 2019 and Nikon D40x was released 2007. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon 2019
Nikon D40x Nikon 2007

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D40x has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D40x 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D40x has 10 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Nikon D40x 10 MP 10036224 3872 2592

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a 139 % larger resolution than Nikon D40x. 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D40x. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D40x has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 100-25600
Nikon D40x 100-3200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D40x does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D40x 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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D40x

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel SL3 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D40x can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 5
Nikon D40x 3

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 Rebel SL3. Unfortunately Nikon D40x does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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.

Nikon D40x weighs 522 gr (equal to 1,15 lb) which is 16% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel SL3 and its 449 gr (or 0,99 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 449 gr 0,99 lb
Nikon D40x 522 gr 1,15 lb