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Nikon D40

Nikon D40

A compact DLR with a 6 MP CCD sensor.

Product Photos

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List Price (USA): $599
In Production: No
Launch Date: November 2006
Year Discontinued: 2008
Successor: Nikon D3000
Megapixels: 6.1
Format: DX (APS-C)
Sensor Type: CMOS
Max. Resolution (pixels): 3008 x 2000
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 23.7 x 15.6
Min. ISO: 200
Max. ISO: 1600
Expanded ISO Range: 200-3200
ISO Adjustment Steps: 1EV
Still File Formats: JPEG, 12-bit RAW
Dust Removal Support: No
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Auto (No Flash), Scene
Additional Features: Custom Picture Control
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/4000
Max. Burst (FPS): 2.5
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous, Self-Timer, Delayed Remote
LCD Screen Size ("): 2.5
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 230,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: No
Live View Mode: No
Viewfinder Type: Pentamirror
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.8
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 95
Metering Sensor: 420 pixel RGB sensor 3d Color Matrix Metering II
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1/3EV
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-CAM530
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Dynamic Area AF, Auto-Area AF
AF Points: 3
AF Operating Range (EV): 0 to 18
Screwdrive AF Support: No
Live View Autofocus: N/A
Face Detection Support: No
Movie Mode: No
Built-In Microphone: N/A
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Compensation Range (EV): -3 to 1
Supported Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Slow-Speed Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Fill Flash
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 1
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC
Width (mm): 126
Height (mm): 94
Depth (mm): 64
Weight (g): 475
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 2, Remote Terminal, Eye-Fi Native Support
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL9
Battery Life (Frames): 470
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Included Accessories: 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
Available Colors: Black
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4 Reviews

I used this as my main camera for a class in Hs. It was the first DSLR I ever used. I remember that the photos would always come out blurry or not bright, but that was die to terrible knowledge of a DSLR and a couple rally poor lenses. (18-55 as I recall). In hinds sight, I wish my yearbook teacher would have had some knowledge of how dslr so worked. But this camera also started me out with a very basic introduction to a passion of mine ( now days).

The Nikon D40 was my first dsly camera. For me it was a great camera to learn photography with. It had everything I needed, to understand and learn the basics of photography, without getting caught up with all the fancy features.

At the time it was quite a big deal to own a DSLR and this camera gave quite a bang for the buck compared to what you could buy at the time. Moving from film it was a big compromise to give up the large viewfinder, top LCD and lightweight of my entry-level F65 but it gave a very reasonable solution for us low budget fellows who wanted to move to digital and still hold (some of) the benefits of a SLR.

I still have this camera and LOVE it for its 'function' and 'compactness' for use while motorcycle touring. :D