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Nikon D40 SLR

Nikon D40 SLR

  • Extraordinary Nikon image quality: The D40’s high-resolution image quality is made possible by Nikon’s high-performance 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX-format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive Nikon image processing engine which assures stunning sharpness and color.
  • Easy operation with intuitive controls: Intuitive controls make the D40 point-and-shoot simple, enabling even first-time SLR users to capture beautiful memories perfectly.
  • Nikon’s smallest digital SLR ever: At just over 16 ounces, the beautifully styled and compact D40 makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever.
  • Fast startup with instant shutter response: Fast startup combined with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 2.5 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.
  • Includes 3x AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens: Designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX-format digital SLRs, this ultra-compact 3x zoom offers Nikkor sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.
  • Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second: The D40 can fire continuously at a speed of up to 2.5 frames per second, capturing high-quality action sequences of children in sporting activities such as soccer, baseball and much more.
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options: Playback images are easy to see and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts and easy-to-view menus as well as three all-new display options: classic, graphic and wallpaper.
  • High-performance 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor: Nikon’s DX-format CCD image sensor delivers vivid color and sharp detail, great for making beautifully detailed enlargements of 16 x 20 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides room for creative cropping.
  • In-camera image editing: Highly versatile in-camera editing features include: Nikon D-lighting, red-eye correction, image trimming, image overlay, monochrome black and white, sepia and cyanotype along with skylight, warm tone and custom color filter effects. These features provide greater creative freedom, without the need for a computer, for those who prefer to send pictures directly to a printer.
  • New advanced help menu system with assist images: The D40’s newly introduced “assist images” help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting as well as an advanced help menu for the current item selected. The D40’s question mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item. Just press the help button beside the LCD monitor to see a context sensitive help page.
  • Fast, accurate 3-area auto focus: The D40’s advanced 3-area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise auto focus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.
  • Image optimization options: The D40’s image optimize setting lets photographers adjust color, contrast and sharpening as well as other image settings according to the type of scene or output desired. Settings include: normal, softer, vivid, more vivid, portrait, custom and black and white, each of which are automatically adjusted based on sophisticated Nikon algorithms or user-selected settings for optimum results.
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control: Nikon’s innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always at the ready bringing beautiful exposures to darkened conditions as well as adding a flash to outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images.
  • Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder: A large viewfinder makes composition easier, and overall viewfinder brightness makes focusing in low-light photography possible. The bright and sharp viewfinder, with 0.8x magnification, ensures precise composition.
  • Automatic exposure with 8 digital vari-program modes: Eight Digital Vari-Program modes include: auto, auto (flash-off), portrait, landscape, child, sports, close-up or night portrait, each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results under varied conditions.
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D40’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes.
  • DX
    Image Sensor Format
  • CCD
    Image Sensor Type
  • 15.6 x 23.7mm
    Sensor Size
  • 6.24 million
    Total Pixels
  • 6.1 million
    Effective Pixels
  • DX-format
    (L) 3,008 x 2,000
    (M)2,256 x 1,496
    (S)1,504 x 1,000

    Image Area (L) DX Format
  • 2.5 frames per second
    Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
  • Single
    Continuous Shooting Options (Single)
  • 2.5 in. diagonal
    LCD Monitor Size
    LCD Monitor Type
  • 230,000 Dots
    LCD Monitor Resolution
  • 170-degree wide-viewing angle
    LCD Monitor Angle of View
  • Electromagnetic and mechanically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
    Shutter type
  • 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
    Slowest Shutter Speed
  • 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 EV
    Fastest Shutter Speed
  • Yes
    Bulb Shutter Setting
  • 200 in steps of 1 EV
    Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • 1600 in steps of 1 EV
    Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
  • Hi1 (ISO 3200 equivalent)
    Highest Expanded ISO Sensitvity
  • SD
    Storage Media
  • Compressed 12 bit-NEF (RAW) JPEG baseline compliant
    Storage System
  • Compliant with DCF 2.0
    EXIF 2.21
    File System
  • Digital Vari-Program Modes
    Shooting Modes
  • Programmed Auto (P) with Flexible Program
    Shutter-Priority Auto (S)
    Aperture-Priority Auto (A)
    Manual (M)
    Digital Vari-Program
    Exposure Modes
  • Auto
    Auto [Flash Off]
    Night Portrait
    Digital Vari-Program Modes
  • 420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    Exposure Metering System
  • 0 to 20 EV
    Metering Range
  • CPU
    Exposure Meter Coupling
  • ±5 EV in increments of 1/3
    Exposure Compensation
  • Yes
    Exposure Lock
  • Self-timer mode
    Single frame advance Continuous frame advance to 2.5 fps Self timer Delayed remote mode Quick-reponse remote
    Shutter Release Modes
  • AUTO
    White Balance
  • Yes
    White Balance Fine Tuning
  • Full frame
    Thumbnail (4, 9 or 16 segments)
    Shooting data
    Highlight point display
    Auto image rotation
    Playback Functions
  • Hi-speed USB
  • Nikon F bayonet mount
    Lens Mount
  • Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor
    1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
    2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
    3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
    4) Other AF Nikkor*1/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
    5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
    6) IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used
    *1. Excluding lenses for F3AF

    Compatible Lenses
  • Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
    Picture Angle
  • Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type
  • Approx. 95%
    Viewfinder Frame Coverage
  • (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)

    Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
  • 18mm (-1.0m1)
    Viewfinder Eyepoint
  • Quick-return type
    Reflex Mirror
  • N/A
    Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
    Focusing Screen
  • Approx. 0.8X
    Viewfinder Magnification
  • TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module
    Autofocus System
  • 3
    Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
  • 0 to +18EV (ISO 200)
    Autofocus Sensitivity
  • Single-servo AF (S)
    Continuous-servo (C)
    Focus Modes
  • Yes
    Single-point AF Mode
  • Yes
    Dynamic AF Mode
  • Yes
    Auto-area AF Mode
  • AE-L/AF-L button
    Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
    Focus Lock
  • Normal
    More vivid
    B & W
    Image Optimization
  • Trim
    Color Balance
    Image Overlay
    Filter Effects
    Small Pic
    In-Camera Image Editing
  • Yes
    Built-in Flash
  • Yes
    External Flash Shoe
  • 2-11 feet (ISO 200) ft.
    Built-in Flash Distance
  • Yes
    Dust-Off Reference Photo
  • Yes
    Requires SB-800 as Commander or SU-800 as Commander, SB-600/800 as Remote
    Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility
  • up to 1/500
    Flash Sync Speed
  • up to 1/500
    X-Sync Speed
  • Front-curtain sync (normal)
    Slow sync
    Rear-curtain sync
    Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction with slow sync
    Flash cancel/ flash off
    Flash Sync Modes
  • i-TTL for digital SLR using 420 pixel RGB sensor. 

    i-TTL balanced fill flash and standard TTL flash for digital SLR.

    Non-TTL Auto with SB-800

    Auto aperture with SB-800

    Range priority manual with SB-800

    Flash Control
  • Yes
    Accessory Shoe
  • Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds
  • Yes
    World Time Setting
  • Yes
    Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
  • Rechargeable
    Battery Type
  • EN-EL9 Lithium-ion Battery
    Battery / Batteries
  • EH-5 AC and EP-5 AC Adapter Connector
    AC Adaptor
  • MH-23 Quick Charger
    Battery Charger
  • Yes
    Image Comment
  • 470 shots (CIPA)
    Battery Life (shots per charge)
  • ¼-20
    Tripod Socket
  • Width 5 in. (126mm)
    Height 3.7 in. (94mm)
    Depth 2.5 in. (64mm)
    Approx. Dimensions
  • 17 oz. (475g)
    Approx. Weight
  • German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portugusse, Russian, Swedish, Trad. Chinese, Simple Chinese, Japanese, Korean
    Supported Languages
  • Software Suite CD-ROM
    Supplied Software
  • ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro, EH-5 AC Adapter, EP-5 AC Adapter Connector, EG-D100Video Cable, Semi Soft-Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600/SB-400/R1C1
    Optional Accessories
  • Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. 

  • EN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-23 Quick Charger, UC-E4 USB Cable, Software Suite CD-ROM, DK-16 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC1 Camera Strap, BF-1A Body Cap, DK-5 Eyepiece Cap, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap. *Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.

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