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Extraordinary Nikon Image QualityNikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever!High-Performance 10.2 Megapixels Nikon DX Format CCD Imaging SensorFast Startup with Instant Shutter ResponseShoot at up to 3 Frames per Second2.5, 230,000-Dot Color LCD Monitor with 170-Degree Wide-Angle ViewingBuilt-in Speedlight with i-TTL Automatic Flash Control8 Digital-Vari Program Automatic Shooting ModesNew Advanced HELP Menu System with Assist ImagesImage Optimization OptionsUp to 520 Images per Battery Charge
LCD Screen Size: 2.5 in
Memory Card Support: Secure Digital (SD) Card
Effective Megapixels: 10.2 Megapixel
Camera Type: Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount: Interchangeable
normalized-Optical Zoom: 3
Product Title: Nikon D40x 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm
Power Score: 4.3 | 32 Reviews
Total Pixels: 10800000
Image Sensor: CCD
Camera Body Only: Body with Lens Kit
Interface Connection: 1 x USB, 1 x Video Out, 1 x DC Power In
Flash: Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
Optical Zoom: 3 X
Focal Length: 18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Max Aperture: 3.5 1/f
Height: 3.7 in
Weight: 1.06 lbs
Width: 5.0 in
Depth: 2.5 in
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Viewfinder Type: SLR
Image Format: JPEG, NEF
Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames/s (fps)
Max Focal Length: 55 mm
Shortest Shutter Speed: 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed: 30 Second
Product Model: D40x
Brand Name: Nikon
Number of Resolution Modes: 3
Number of Scene Modes: 8
Metering Characteristics: Center-weighted, Evaluative, Spot, TTL
Minimum Shutter Speed: 30 sec.
Focal Length Conversion Factor (SLR): 1.5
Exposure Compensation Range (±): 5 EV
Min Focus Distance: 0.9 ft
Description: D40X SLR Digital Camera - Body Only
Bulb Setting: Yes
Camera Modes: Exposure Modes:Digital Vari-program:AutoAuto [Flash Off]PortraitLandscapeChildSportsClose UpNight PortraitProgrammed Auto (P) with flexible programShutter-Priority Auto (S)Aperture Priority Auto (A)Manual (M)Shooting Modes:Single frame shootingContinuous Shooting Mode: Approx. 3 frames per secondSelf-timer modeDelayed Remote Mode: 2 sec delayQuick-response remote mode
Shutter Lag: 10 ms
Frequency Band: Sensitivity:ISO 100 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
Maximum Shutter Speed: 4000 1/x sec.
Exposure Settings: AE Lock, Aperture Priority, Auto Exposure, Exposure Bracketing, Manual Exposure, Multiple Program Modes, Shutter Priority
Battery Include: Yes
Product Series: D
White Balance: Manual, Preset Modes, TTL Auto
Focus Features: Auto Focus, Focus Lock, Manual Focus, Multiple Point Focusing, Predictive Focusing, Spot Focus
Software Included: PictureProject
General Features: Photo Date/Time Stamping, Pictbridge Support, Self Timer
Maximum Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592
Autofocus Type: Passive
Included Components: Cables - Audio/Video, Cables - USB, Carrying Strap, External Battery Charger, Interchangable Lens(es)
Image Sensor Quantity: 1
Power Source: Lithium Ion Battery
Image Sensor Size: 1.11 in
Min Aperture: 38 1/f
Parent Retsku: B000OAH338
Battery Built-in: No
ISO Equivalencies: 100, 1600, 200, 3200, 400, 800
Max Horizontal Image Resolution: 3872 pixels
Min Focal Length: 18 mm
Max Vertical Image Resolution: 2592 pixels
Product Reviews (19)
Strengths: Fast operation, good menus, compatible with all Nikon F lenses, lightweight.
Weakness: Limited choice of AF lenses.
I bought a factory-refurbished body for $275 from Adorama and picked up the 18 - 105 VR lens at the Pasadena CA Bargain Camera Show for $185. This is a terrific system for under 500 bucks! Before I got the lens, I started shooting with some of my manual-focus Nikon lenses - compatibility was a big reason for choosing this model. Manual focusing is facilitated by a focus indicating light in the...
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I bought a factory-refurbished body for $275 from Adorama and picked up the 18 - 105 VR lens at the Pasadena CA Bargain Camera Show for $185. This is a terrific system for under 500 bucks! Before I got the lens, I started shooting with some of my manual-focus Nikon lenses - compatibility was a big reason for choosing this model. Manual focusing is facilitated by a focus indicating light in the viewfinder - it's a little touchy, but when the light's on, you're in focus! Shot-to-shot time is so fast that it is simple to bracket exposures shooting in manual mode with the manual-focus lenses by turning the aperture ring. I'd been resisting buying a DSLR, but I'm having so much fun with this camera that my films shooting days may be over.
By anonymous; - Mar 15, 2009
Strengths: Nikon,Lense Quality,Instant On,Lighter weight,Flash Distance, Focus Time,Double Exposure, Color reproduction, SD Card storage with capable with newer high capacity chipset. Excellent Burst of 100+ pic
Weakness: Current lense options not marketed to consumers effectively. Dedicated battery. Needs to be Lithium AA's instead. You get 450-500 shots with flash.
Get It,Charge It Up,Shoot It. Don't Like It email me. We (Family) use it with the Epson Stylus 1400 printer that prints a 19*13 photo and needed (mostly wanted) a new camera for the printer. Looked at Canon (was Canon fan) Loved their film cameras! Have Sony merchandise; playstation,TV,camcorder,dvd recorder which is slow as ice melting when formatiing discs. I can be considered extremely picky;...
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Get It,Charge It Up,Shoot It. Don't Like It email me. We (Family) use it with the Epson Stylus 1400 printer that prints a 19*13 photo and needed (mostly wanted) a new camera for the printer. Looked at Canon (was Canon fan) Loved their film cameras! Have Sony merchandise; playstation,TV,camcorder,dvd recorder which is slow as ice melting when formatiing discs. I can be considered extremely picky; food, big kid toys, clothing (love landsend quality >lifetime guarantee< Their Crazy! I look for best qualty and return for my families money. I don't want to waste my time on crap. As anything it's just another opinion.
By anonymous; - Jan 4, 2008
You hardly find a better camera, even regarding the price
Strengths: What do you want to hear? It's a NIKON. Just point and click and shoot worldchampion fotos. There are not many companies that give you this certain touch of quality ...
Weakness: If you know what you want, then none. You cannot make videos, because there is the unavoidable mirror ;-)
To make a long story short:
I was looking for a ver, very, very long time for a good camera at a 'reasonable' price, comparing, testing ...
I got this one now and the only thing besides shooting fotos is smile.
By anonymous; - Jan 1, 2008
Strengths: Clear picture and easy to use
Weakness: charger only for US. I purchased it as a gift to a friend in China, he has to buy a voltage converter
My friend likes the D40x very much, but wish it is with 18-200 mm lens instead. Overall the camera is very good SLR if it's the first SLR. My next purchase would be Nikon D80 with 18-200 mm lens.
By wenchuan - Dec 14, 2007
I returned Canon DigitalRebel XTi and bought Nikon D40x - this is a keeper!
Strengths: Instant start-up. Very fast auto focus. Rapid continuous shooting (great to capture kids in action). Nikon 18-55mm kit lens better than Canon's kit lens. Supports USB mass storage interface.
Weakness: Only 3 auto-focus points. Auto white balance poor for indoor shooting (need to remember to switch to "incadescent" manually). No hard buttons for white balance and/or ISO selection.
I initially bought a Canon Digital Rebel XTi kit. After using it for 2 weeks, the deficiency of Canon's kit lenses and the very poor design of the USB interface on the Digital Rebel started to really annoy me. So I returned Canon and bought a Nikon D40x. What a difference! Before buying the Nikon I thought that Canon was a higher end product. Now I feel totally the opposite. I really like the...
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I initially bought a Canon Digital Rebel XTi kit. After using it for 2 weeks, the deficiency of Canon's kit lenses and the very poor design of the USB interface on the Digital Rebel started to really annoy me. So I returned Canon and bought a Nikon D40x. What a difference! Before buying the Nikon I thought that Canon was a higher end product. Now I feel totally the opposite. I really like the ergonomics of the D40x much better. The hand grip and the location of all controls are perfect for both me and my wife. We also found that even though Nikon D40x has only 3 focus points, as opposed to multiple focus points on the Canon EOS 400D, Nikon does not appear to have the same problem with frequent "out of focus" shots that we had with the Canon. We take most of our short in either programmed mode or in aperture priority mode. Also, the included Nikon's kit lens appears to produce quite a bit less chromatic aberration and less distortion at wide angle than we had with Canon. Nikon D40x with the 18-55 kit lens is a great value package for the price, and I don't think any of the other current cameras come close. We use ours daily and are definitely going to keep it!
By tallrussian - Dec 5, 2007