Canon EOS 40D vs Canon EOS 6D Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 40D and Canon EOS 6D Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 40D
Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 40D were released 2007 and Canon EOS 6D Mark II was released 2017. That is a 10 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 40D Canon 2007
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 40D has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a "FF"-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 40D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 40D has a 10,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 6D Mark II has 26 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 40D 10,1 MP 10077696 3888 2592
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 26 MP 25958400 6240 4160

Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a 158 % 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 6D Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 40D. Canon EOS 6D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Canon EOS 40D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 40D 100-3200
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 100-40000

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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 40D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 40D can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 6D Mark II can shoot up to 6,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 40D 6,5
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 6,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Sadly, the Canon EOS 40D does not support this.

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.

Canon EOS 40D weighs 822 gr (equal to 1,81 lb) which is 7% heavier than Canon EOS 6D Mark II and its 765 gr (or 1,69 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 40D 822 gr 1,81 lb
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 765 gr 1,69 lb