Nikon D40x 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with Lens Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm

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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
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Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Effective Megapixels 10.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount Interchangeable
normalized-Weight 19.2
normalized-Optical Zoom 3
Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon D40x
4 Star Review  DCResource - Jun 1, 2007

If you're ready to enter the world of digital SLRs, the Nikon D40x is a great way to do it. It offers a compact, portable body, great performance and photo quality, and a really user friendly interface. I wouldn't write off the original D40 either -- it offers the same features, just with fewer pixels and slightly weaker performance, for around $200 less. I would take a close look at the competition, though, namely the Canon Digital Rebel XTi and the Olympus E-410, as both offer more features than the D40x (such as dust reduction and better lens support), and sell for the same price.

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Nikon D40x
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jun 29, 2007

Nikon's further reinforced their digital SLR battle strategy with the 10 megapixel Nikon D40x, a fine digital SLR that's family friendly. We actually thought the jump from 6 to 10 megapixels might introduce a flaw or two, but we found that the image quality was maintained or got even better in several key areas, including noise control at high ISO and overall dynamic range. As a result, indoor shots with the D40x are of the quality we've all been looking for. Fit and feel is identical to the still excellent Nikon D40, with only a 10 gram gain in weight. The Nikon D40x is light and quick on the draw, easy to learn, and its controls don't seem too complicated, great for the uninitiated. Help screens will teach you the basics, but even seasoned photographers will feel at home with the Nikon D40x's quite complete selection of semi-auto and full manual exposure modes. The Nikon D40x is a superb digital camera, a great choice for families and hobbyists. See our full review of the Nikon D40x for more.

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Nikon D40x
4.5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Mar 20, 2007

The Nikon D40x is handily compact, without losing its stability. It is perfect for taking along somewhere quickly and is ideal for day trips and holidays.

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Camera Labs – Nikon D40x review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - May 15, 2007

Ultimately if you’re a beginner who loved the D40 but wished it had higher resolution, then go for the D40x. If however you want a technically more sophisticated DSLR for roughly the same money, then the Canon 400D / XTi and Sony A100 have more going for them, although if you can stretch a little further, Nikon’s own D80 offers even more still. Indeed the D40x does a great job of up-selling potential buyers to Nikon’s higher-end model. To find how the Nikon D40x performed against the D40 and Canon XTi, see our full review – and for a demonstration of its highlights, check out our video tour. If you're undecided on which kit lens to go for, be sure to see our Nikkor kit lens group test.

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Nikon D40x Review
4 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Nov 7, 2007

Announced just four months after its predecessor, the Nikon D40x DSLR camera is virtually identical to the D40, except for one important factor - it has a 10.2 megapixel senor taken directly from the D80, rather than the 6 megapixels that the D40 offered. The sensor change means that the ISO range now starts at ISO 100, going all the way up to ISO 3200. The D40x also borrows the shutter mechanism from the more expensive D80, which results in a slightly faster continuous shooting speed of 3fsp (2.5fps on the older D40), but also a slower flash sync speed (1/200 on the D40x, 1/500 on the D40). Other than those fairly minor changes, the D40x is to all intents and purposes a 10 megapixel D40, but those extra megapixels mean a higher price-tag, and importantly it now competes with the Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D and the Sony Alpha A100. The Nikon D40x retains all of the ease-of-use of the D40 and is still a good fit for first-time DSLR owners and compact digicam users trading up to a more "serious" camera, but are the extra megapixels worth the extra cost?

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Nikon D40x (Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - May 7, 2007

THE GOOD: Comfortable, compact body design; very low noise at higher ISOs; highly customizable menus; 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor THE BAD: Slow kit lenses; RAW editing software costs extra; controls can be awkward; occasionally slow to focus; no automatic sensor cleaning; RAW-plus-JPEG mode limited to basic instead of fine JPEG compression THE BOTTOM LINE: The Nikon D40x makes a very nice first dSLR, though experienced SLR shooters looking for a Nikon should spend the extra cash for the D80.

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Nikon D40x
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Nikon D40x receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.71 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #68 Professional DSLR digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Nikon D40X
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 19, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 78 expert reviews for Nikon D40X and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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ReviewGist for Nikon D40x Digital Camera with AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 11, 2010

Image is Excellent according to 65 Digital Camera experts. -- "The end result is a very good camera that takes great pictures"-pcworld.com -- "Excellent image quality."-pcworld.com -- "Image quality is excellent."-smh.com.au Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

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User Reviews
Nikon D40X:
5 Star Review     

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 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.

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Crime Scene
5 Star Review     

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; 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.

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You hardly find a better camera, even regarding the price
5 Star Review     

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.

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D40x SLR
4 Star Review   By member wenchuan - Dec 14, 2007   

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.

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I returned Canon DigitalRebel XTi and bought Nikon D40x - this is a keeper!
5 Star Review   By member tallrussian - Dec 5, 2007   

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 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!

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Best Entry-Level Digital SLR Camera
5 Star Review   By member qqq21 - Dec 1, 2007   

Strengths: 1. Compact size and light weight 2. Resonable price 3. Easy to use.

Weakness: none so far

In my opinion, this is a great camera. Whether you have little or no experience, this camera makes manual use fairly easy, as well as has several options for auto use. You can use the camera on manual but still use automatic focus. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. Great camera, highly recommended!

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Great Digital SLR
5 Star Review   By member mweiss1 - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: Feels great in your hands and operates like a true 35mm camera.

Weakness: A little complicated to use; takes time to read the manual and fully understand all of the functions

I started 35mm photography about 40 years ago and used Nikon equipment exclusively for many years. I finally switched to the digital format and started with the easy point and shoot cameras. The lack of control was frustrating so I broke down and bought the Nikon D40X. I am very pleased with the quality of the photographs, the through-the-lens viewing, and the "real" feel of the camera. I have had great luck with Nikon products in the past and expect the same from this one. I decided to go with the 18-135mm lens, which provides more versatility than the standard lens. I have not been disappointed yet.

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An excellent camera
5 Star Review   By member laserbeam - Nov 4, 2007   

Strengths: Build quality, fast response, vivid color

Weakness: Nothing so far

Before buying this Nikon D40x, I was not sure whether I should get Canon XTi or this one. After a trip to BestBuy, and a hand-on experience for both cameras, I prefer Nikon camera's handling and response. I took this camera for my vacation to Seattle and the photo quality is amazing.

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Great Camera
4 Star Review   By member bt316 - Oct 8, 2007   

Strengths: Great Image, fast shutter, lots of manual adjustment, features.

Weakness: Pricy, lens came with is too short

Have this camera for office product image shooting and does what it does well. However, might want to get a stand for the camera if you want to shoot professional product images. Editing software will be helpful for final product. After using this camera in the office for a while, I love it a lot. I am definitely going to get another one for personal use.

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Christmas came early
5 Star Review   By member kalenick - Sep 22, 2007   

Strengths: Ease of use Image quality Balance, handling 2.5 inch color LCD USB connectivity

Weakness: lightweight standard battery

My teenage son's got the camera bug - make that affliction. He's shot our Canon SureShot (our second), literally. And, my photo forays were stymied so many times by not being able to lay my hands on it, I said 'nuff already. After convincing me he needed a 10-megapixel SLR for $600+ instead of something south of $300, "Kwanznukahmas" came early for him (and will save me that extra debt come January!). Although I researched comparable products (Canon, Olympus, Pentax), I settled on the D40x for 2 main reasons - Nikon's recommendation by the local camera shop's pro and my son's "gotta-be-the-D40x, Dad." (Oh, and did I mention we're on our *second* SureShot?) Is he spoiled? No... Picky? Isn't every teenager about one thing or another? And so, these are the strengths he cited. I would have been a contributing critic, but - you guessed it - he's not let me use it yet.

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Product Details
Description
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
Quick Glance
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card
LCD Screen Size 2.5 in
Effective Megapixels 10.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Digital SLR Camera
Lens Mount Interchangeable
normalized-Weight 19.2
normalized-Optical Zoom 3
Summary
Product Title Nikon D40x 10.2 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with Lens Body with Lens Kit - 18 mm - 55 mm
Manufacturer Nikon
Lowest Price $850.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 4.3 | 32 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 10800000
Image Sensor: CCD
Other Features
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
Lens Features
Optical Zoom: 3 X
Focal Length: 18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Max Aperture: 3.5 1/f
Dimensions
Height: 3.7 in
Weight: 1.06 lbs
Width: 5.0 in
Depth: 2.5 in
Reference
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
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.
PictBridge: Yes
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
GPS: No
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
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Expert Reviews
DCRP Review: Nikon D40x
4 Star Review  DCResource - Jun 1, 2007

If you're ready to enter the world of digital SLRs, the Nikon D40x is a great way to do it. It offers a compact, portable body, great performance and photo quality, and a really user friendly interface. I wouldn't write off the original D40 either -- it offers the same features, just with fewer pixels and slightly weaker performance, for around $200 less. I would take a close look at the competition, though, namely the Canon Digital Rebel XTi and the Olympus E-410, as both offer more features than the D40x (such as dust reduction and better lens support), and sell for the same price.

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Nikon D40x
5 Star Review  Imaging Resource - Jun 29, 2007

Nikon's further reinforced their digital SLR battle strategy with the 10 megapixel Nikon D40x, a fine digital SLR that's family friendly. We actually thought the jump from 6 to 10 megapixels might introduce a flaw or two, but we found that the image quality was maintained or got even better in several key areas, including noise control at high ISO and overall dynamic range. As a result, indoor shots with the D40x are of the quality we've all been looking for. Fit and feel is identical to the still excellent Nikon D40, with only a 10 gram gain in weight. The Nikon D40x is light and quick on the draw, easy to learn, and its controls don't seem too complicated, great for the uninitiated. Help screens will teach you the basics, but even seasoned photographers will feel at home with the Nikon D40x's quite complete selection of semi-auto and full manual exposure modes. The Nikon D40x is a superb digital camera, a great choice for families and hobbyists. See our full review of the Nikon D40x for more.

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Nikon D40x
4.5 Star Review  letsgodigital.org - Mar 20, 2007

The Nikon D40x is handily compact, without losing its stability. It is perfect for taking along somewhere quickly and is ideal for day trips and holidays.

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Camera Labs – Nikon D40x review
4 Star Review  cameralabs.com - May 15, 2007

Ultimately if you’re a beginner who loved the D40 but wished it had higher resolution, then go for the D40x. If however you want a technically more sophisticated DSLR for roughly the same money, then the Canon 400D / XTi and Sony A100 have more going for them, although if you can stretch a little further, Nikon’s own D80 offers even more still. Indeed the D40x does a great job of up-selling potential buyers to Nikon’s higher-end model. To find how the Nikon D40x performed against the D40 and Canon XTi, see our full review – and for a demonstration of its highlights, check out our video tour. If you're undecided on which kit lens to go for, be sure to see our Nikkor kit lens group test.

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Nikon D40x Review
4 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Nov 7, 2007

Announced just four months after its predecessor, the Nikon D40x DSLR camera is virtually identical to the D40, except for one important factor - it has a 10.2 megapixel senor taken directly from the D80, rather than the 6 megapixels that the D40 offered. The sensor change means that the ISO range now starts at ISO 100, going all the way up to ISO 3200. The D40x also borrows the shutter mechanism from the more expensive D80, which results in a slightly faster continuous shooting speed of 3fsp (2.5fps on the older D40), but also a slower flash sync speed (1/200 on the D40x, 1/500 on the D40). Other than those fairly minor changes, the D40x is to all intents and purposes a 10 megapixel D40, but those extra megapixels mean a higher price-tag, and importantly it now competes with the Canon Digital Rebel XTi / 400D and the Sony Alpha A100. The Nikon D40x retains all of the ease-of-use of the D40 and is still a good fit for first-time DSLR owners and compact digicam users trading up to a more "serious" camera, but are the extra megapixels worth the extra cost?

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Nikon D40x (Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)
3.5 Star Review  cnet.com - May 7, 2007

THE GOOD: Comfortable, compact body design; very low noise at higher ISOs; highly customizable menus; 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor THE BAD: Slow kit lenses; RAW editing software costs extra; controls can be awkward; occasionally slow to focus; no automatic sensor cleaning; RAW-plus-JPEG mode limited to basic instead of fine JPEG compression THE BOTTOM LINE: The Nikon D40x makes a very nice first dSLR, though experienced SLR shooters looking for a Nikon should spend the extra cash for the D80.

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Nikon D40x
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Nikon D40x receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.71 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #68 Professional DSLR digital camera of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Nikon D40X
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 19, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 78 expert reviews for Nikon D40X and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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ReviewGist for Nikon D40x Digital Camera with AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 11, 2010

Image is Excellent according to 65 Digital Camera experts. -- "The end result is a very good camera that takes great pictures"-pcworld.com -- "Excellent image quality."-pcworld.com -- "Image quality is excellent."-smh.com.au Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Video, Optics, Interface, Battery, etc.

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User Reviews
Nikon D40X:
5 Star Review     

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 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.

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Crime Scene
5 Star Review     

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; 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.

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You hardly find a better camera, even regarding the price
5 Star Review     

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.

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D40x SLR
4 Star Review   By member wenchuan - Dec 14, 2007   

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.

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I returned Canon DigitalRebel XTi and bought Nikon D40x - this is a keeper!
5 Star Review   By member tallrussian - Dec 5, 2007   

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 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!

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Best Entry-Level Digital SLR Camera
5 Star Review   By member qqq21 - Dec 1, 2007   

Strengths: 1. Compact size and light weight 2. Resonable price 3. Easy to use.

Weakness: none so far

In my opinion, this is a great camera. Whether you have little or no experience, this camera makes manual use fairly easy, as well as has several options for auto use. You can use the camera on manual but still use automatic focus. It takes great pictures and is easy to use. Great camera, highly recommended!

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Great Digital SLR
5 Star Review   By member mweiss1 - Nov 12, 2007   

Strengths: Feels great in your hands and operates like a true 35mm camera.

Weakness: A little complicated to use; takes time to read the manual and fully understand all of the functions

I started 35mm photography about 40 years ago and used Nikon equipment exclusively for many years. I finally switched to the digital format and started with the easy point and shoot cameras. The lack of control was frustrating so I broke down and bought the Nikon D40X. I am very pleased with the quality of the photographs, the through-the-lens viewing, and the "real" feel of the camera. I have had great luck with Nikon products in the past and expect the same from this one. I decided to go with the 18-135mm lens, which provides more versatility than the standard lens. I have not been disappointed yet.

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An excellent camera
5 Star Review   By member laserbeam - Nov 4, 2007   

Strengths: Build quality, fast response, vivid color

Weakness: Nothing so far

Before buying this Nikon D40x, I was not sure whether I should get Canon XTi or this one. After a trip to BestBuy, and a hand-on experience for both cameras, I prefer Nikon camera's handling and response. I took this camera for my vacation to Seattle and the photo quality is amazing.

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Great Camera
4 Star Review   By member bt316 - Oct 8, 2007   

Strengths: Great Image, fast shutter, lots of manual adjustment, features.

Weakness: Pricy, lens came with is too short

Have this camera for office product image shooting and does what it does well. However, might want to get a stand for the camera if you want to shoot professional product images. Editing software will be helpful for final product. After using this camera in the office for a while, I love it a lot. I am definitely going to get another one for personal use.

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Christmas came early
5 Star Review   By member kalenick - Sep 22, 2007   

Strengths: Ease of use Image quality Balance, handling 2.5 inch color LCD USB connectivity

Weakness: lightweight standard battery

My teenage son's got the camera bug - make that affliction. He's shot our Canon SureShot (our second), literally. And, my photo forays were stymied so many times by not being able to lay my hands on it, I said 'nuff already. After convincing me he needed a 10-megapixel SLR for $600+ instead of something south of $300, "Kwanznukahmas" came early for him (and will save me that extra debt come January!). Although I researched comparable products (Canon, Olympus, Pentax), I settled on the D40x for 2 main reasons - Nikon's recommendation by the local camera shop's pro and my son's "gotta-be-the-D40x, Dad." (Oh, and did I mention we're on our *second* SureShot?) Is he spoiled? No... Picky? Isn't every teenager about one thing or another? And so, these are the strengths he cited. I would have been a contributing critic, but - you guessed it - he's not let me use it yet.

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Great camera
4 Star Review   By member hamenlo - Sep 21, 2007   

Strengths: excellent photos, easy to use for beginners

Weakness: not able to view photos on screen before taking it

I paid $660 for this camera and I think that I got a pretty good deal considering best buy and circuit city wanted $750 for it. This is the first SLR camera I've ever used and so far it's been great. The size of the camera was a little overwhelming at first because I was use to the small point and shoot cameras. But I'm getting more familiar with the design and it's actually pretty comfortable. The only setback to the design is that I can't look at what I'm taking on the screen before I take the picture. And I guess that's how the D40 is as well. It was strange at first to always use the view hole to look at the the picture I'm about to take. But I'm getting use to that now as well. But all in all, this camera takes really good photos. I love the automatic adjustment of the lense. It does a really good job of focusing in on the subject. The 10 mega pixels is definitely a plus. The details are just superb. I can see things in my pictures that I usually would not notice in real life. The only function that's not working so well for me is the sports mode. It's nice that the camera can take consecutive pictures one after another with very little lag, but the clarity of the picture is not always great. But overall, taking regular pictures is great.

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Fantastic Camera all the way!
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Easy to use and very fast. The very first snap and I love the camera. The best buy and the best camera I have had so far.

Weakness: NONE! If there is a weakness to this camera I don't see it. It is perfect! '

I have had many cameras but this is the very best I have ever had. It is like driving a Cadallic! Very easy the use and I love all the settings. I just got my flash attachment 600 and what a big difference on the pictures I have taken inside. I just took about 100 of my 50th school reunion and all have turned out excellent. Nikon did a very good job on this camera and I hope this is the last camera I will need. I have an extra lense so I am all set to continue my picture taking.

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D40x Great Camera
4 Star Review   By member amyng_1148675072 - Sep 17, 2007   

Strengths: Ease of use, vibrant color

Weakness: More cumbersome than traditional SLR to change shutter speed and apeture

This is a great high resolution digital SLR. It is programmed with plenty of useful pre-sets and can be used as fully manual. When in full manual mode, the adjustments for shutter speed and apeture are more much cumbersome than a traditional SLR -- I'll have to get used to it! All in all, it is a great camera for the price!

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Nikon D40x is a SUPER DSLR
5 Star Review   By member stevejean - Sep 11, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, Many presets accommodate most photo opportunities, Super photo quality

Weakness: Must use viewfinder only for picture-taking as LCD is for settings and photo review but not for taking new pictures

Excellent first DSLR camera. I have had several cameras leading up to this, but finally may have a camera that will do most everything I want it to do. I purchased the camera and 18-55mm lens as well as the 55-200 VR zoom lens and a wide angle lens. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. Lens quality and picture quality are super. The VR zoom works perfect for sports photos at soccer games even shooting into bright sunlight. Unlike many cameras, the LCD cannot be used to compose a new picture--you must use the viewfinder which works best in bright light anyway but does limit peripheral viewing. Super pictures and easy to use. Definitely recommend. Began shooting out of the box after charging the battery and fell in love immediately. Can't wait to take it on vacation.

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Good value
5 Star Review     

Strengths: This is my first SLR and I am now among the converted. It provides the options of a traditional camera with the benefits of a digital.

Weakness: The LENS Cap!

I bought this camera before I went on vacation to Hawaii. Just got the hang of all the settings and lost the cap somewhere on the Palmer course in Kauai's North Shore. Needs a string!

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Fantastic starter camera for budding photography enthusiasts
5 Star Review   By member skoatalum - Aug 19, 2007   

Strengths: Well-placed controls. Fast and responsive. Good user interface. Solid, durable construction. Decent kit lens.

Weakness: Not compatible with all Nikon lenses. No dust removal system.

The Nikon D40X represents my first foray into the world of SLR photography. As a new parent wanting to take lots of pictures of my kid, I slowly worked my way up a succession of ever more expensive and capable cameras, starting with compact point-and-shoots and working my way up to a Canon PowerShot S2. While the consumer cameras have their strengths (portability, ability to capture video) there really is no substitute for an SLR. If you've never used an SLR before, you might find the lack of certain features surprising: - The D40X lacks the ability to take movies. - You must use the optical viewfinder when shooting. You can't compose your shots using the LCD. The LCD can only be used to view photos you've already taken. If you can live with the above limitations and are ready to dive into the world of SLRs, the D40X is a great starter model. It comes with a reasonable selection of easy-to-use "presets" on the main thumb dial. You just dial to preset that matches the type of shot you are taking (indoor with no flash, portrait, landscape, children, action, close-up, or night time), and the camera selects the best settings for that type of picture. In this respect it functions similarly to a consumer point-and-shoot, but captures images with more detail and clarity than is possible with consumer cameras with smaller lenses that capture less light. In this "consumer" mode, you'll still enjoy other great benefits of the D40X: fast, accurate autofocus, zero shutter lag, and fast shot-to-shot time. No longer will you miss a precious moment due to your camera's unresponsiveness. So that's the simple mode. But to really take full advantage of the D40X, you're going to have to invest a significant amount of time learning about photography in general and about the manual controls of your specific camera. If you do this, be prepared to spends lots more money as you get sucked into the world of SLR camera accessories (prime lenses, zoom lenses, an external flash, tripods, and a bag to carry it all in). If you take the leap into more serious photography, you'll start to notice some of the places where Nikon cut corners with the D40X. Since the D40X lacks an internal focusing motor, it can only focus lenses that have built-in focusing motors. Before I realized this, I purchased a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, which is a great lens for capturing narrow depth-of-field pictures using available light (i.e. no flash). I was dismayed to discover that I could not autofocus with this lens on my D40X since the lens does not have a built-in focusing motor. The lens still works, but I have to manual focus it, which takes some practice and can be inconvenient at times. Also, now that I have multiple lenses, I find the lack of a dust removal system somewhat stress-inducing. I have to be very careful to not let any dust get into the camera body when changing lenses. This is something that I probably would be less worried about with a Canon Rebel XTi, which has an automatic dust removal system built into the camera body. Other than these minor drawbacks, I've been thrilled with the D40X. It's solidly constructed, has very well-placed controls, and is fast and responsive. The user interface for the LCD controls is optimized for quick access to the features you care most about. I've not explored the on-camera image editing software, but that's something that I prefer to do on my Mac anyway. I give it 5 stars for being one of the best starter digital SLRs on the market.

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Great Camera
4 Star Review   By member mdavis9 - Aug 13, 2007   

Strengths: This camera is my first SLR. Thus far I have found it easy to use, even with numerous features, but is quick enough to shoot something without much thought/preparation.

Weakness: Nothing significant sticks out. While there have been complaints of this camera not supporting autofocus on older Nikon lenses, I do not have any older lenses to deal with.

I bought this as an entry into SLR photography. I have never been much of a photographer, but this camera makes it easy for me to snag the pics I want. I really have nothing to compare this against. Some complain about autofocus lens support with older Nikon lenses, but as mentioned earlier, that has not impacted me.

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~I got a Nikon Camera~
5 Star Review   By member Jaguar07 - Jul 6, 2007   

Strengths: It takes my breath away in so many different ways. It's light weight, it's easy to use, it's easy to customize your settings, it has tons of presets, it allows you to create spectacular shots.

Weakness: I have not found any so far.

I was blessed. I found a 2-Zoom Family Sports and Action outfit created by Nikon at Costco for $779+ tax. It includes the Nikon D40x body, a battery, charger, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens, 55-200mm f/4-5.6 ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens, lens covers, lens caps, compact ballistic nylon camera system case, 1G SD card, and even a camera strap. Brought it home, charged the battery, started shooting. I've since purchased a 4G Sandisk Extreme III SDHC card to go with it.

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NIKON D40X
5 Star Review   By member ANBK07 - Jul 3, 2007   

Strengths: Very fast startup, easy to use, great focus and light.

Weakness: None so far.

I have looked around for a great Digital SLR to buy for a while and I like the Nikon the best. It feels great in your hand and very easy to use. Focus is fast and accurate. If you have older Nikon lenses and flash, you will be able to use it with some limitations.

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My first Digital camera: D40x
5 Star Review   By member bean5 - Jun 20, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use; on screen help; really quick; super sharp pictures(it's gross when you zoom in on some faces) great for pretty much any situation

Weakness: it's more on the consumer/prosumer side, so you don't get to adjust alot of the settings easily. I use a 4gb memory card and at around 400-600 of the 1k photos it starts to really drag

I'm really being picky about the cons of this camera. I've been trying to resist going digital for the longest time, but the ease of digicams finally won me over and this camera makes it easy for me to accept digital cameras. I was going to wait until cameras were at around 20-30MP (yeah, I want really sharp pictures, I know alot of people say you can't really tell the difference at around 5-6MP, but guess what? I can). Camera feels solid in my hand, and buttons are well placed. LCD screen is sharp and bright. The info interface thing with the aperture thing doesn't really help me out that much, but then again, I don't use it. Adjusting the settings could be a bit easier, but I'm not complaining. Lens with the kit are great, I guess, but I haven't really used anything else. If you're looking for a good camera that will only crack the bank and not break it, this is definitely a good buy. I love nikon, but even if I didn't, I would have to be a complete jerk to give it anything less than 5 stars

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my $.02
2 Star Review   By member touristguy87 - Jun 18, 2007   

Strengths: decent control layout

Weakness: ...it is SOOOO fiddly...focus not great in low light, indoors

I broke down and began the experimentation process to select a DSLR today, I was looking at a Rebel Xti and thought I'd try the D40 and D40x for comparison, so, I shot them for a few hours in Circuit City before buying one. Glad that I did...let me tell you there is almost no similarity in the way that the controls are laid out, or in the way they handle. I would change one thing on the Xti, I would change the entire D40x control layout (and the D40 is the same). Giving up 40% of the D40x's MP is definitely going to cut down on image gain. It helps, though, in a way, because you can't see how unreliably the D40 focuses at least inside under room lights...not nearly as well as you can see it with the D40x...I like a few things about this camera but there are a whole lot of things about it that I don't like. It's a decent DSLR but I would not buy one, it would drive me nuts. I would say that if you have to get either this or the D40, get the D40. It's a better value. Yes, I know about the high-end rolloff problem with the D40...just underexpose it a little. You're probably better off doing that anyway.

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D40x
5 Star Review   By member schnitzerliu - Jun 10, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, Fast Photos, Excellent pitcture quality, Great entry-level SLR.

Weakness: May not be significantly better than the D40. Flash-synch not as good as the D40.

I looked on-line and on consumer reports for the best entry-level SLR. I came across the Nikon D40. The reviews were all great, but I wanted something with a higher megapixel range. The D40x is the same as the D40 but more expensive and with 10 mega-pixels. I've since learned that it's not really the number of mega-pixels that make a great camera. Despite that, the D40x is a great starter SLR. It's so fun taking photos that even friends who try it can't stop taking a ton of them. The camera is compact (as far as SLR's go), and takes great action shots and nature scenes even at the standard JPEG setting. The other disadvantage of the D40x compared to the D40 is that is has a more limited flash-synch. Since I am an amateur photographer, this has not become a big issue yet.

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Nikon D40X
5 Star Review   By member acausey1114 - May 14, 2007   

Strengths: Lightweight, sharp photos

Weakness: Haven't found any yet.

The Nikon D40x exceeds my expectations. It packs many excellent features into a small size. (Good things DO come in small packages!) The controls are intuitive and right at my fingertips. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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