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Factsheet                D40x  pictures
Availability pos remaining stock
replaced by D60 early 2008
Megapixels 10.2 CCD
List Price £500 body, Feb 08
Introduced  2007
Specification On this page below
Instruction Manual Nikon D40x
Print restriction
D40x User's Manual [PDF, 8.4MB]
D40x 16 page Colour Brochure [PDF, 2MB]

Nikon Digitutor for the D40X

Steves Digicams Nikon D40x

Thinkcamera D40x

ephotozine D40x

Photography Blog D40x

D40X review at PopPhoto

D40X review at TrustedReviews

D40/D40X review at Photo.net

D40 review updated by Thom Hogan (D40X comments incorporated)

D40X review at CNET

D40X review at CameraLabs

D40X review at LetsGoDigital

D40X review at DPReview

D40X review at DCResource

D40X review at Imaging-Resource

D40X review at DCViews

D40X review at Shutterbug

D40X review at Megapixel.net

D40X review at DigiCamReview

D40X review at PhotographyREVIEW.com

See also:-
DP Review
Imaging Resource
Ken Rockwell
Thom Hogan
Pix Info
Good Gear Guide
Personal Computer World
Imaging Resource

Test Runs

D40X test images at LetGoDigital

D40X compared to Canon, Pentax, Olpympus and Sony rivals at ePhotozine


Nikon D60 Versus Nikon D40X and D40 Side by Side Feature Comparison - DigitalReview.ca

8 reasons to buy a Nikon D40 or D40x instead of a Point and Shoot

Nikon D60 vs Nikon D40x - Which one is right for you? Blogalicious


Main features (from Nikon, as at point produced)

  • The most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and ergonomics designed for everyone
  • 10.2-effective-megapixel
  • Nikon DX Format CCD imaging sensor, producing 3,872 x 2,592-pixel images
  • Fast continuous shooting mode enables up to 100 JPEG images (FINE L-size or smaller) at 3 frames* per second
    *The fastest frame rates can be achieved by choosing manual focus, rotating the mode dial to S or M and selecting a shutter speed of 1/250 s. or faster, using defaults for all other settings.
  • High-precision digital image processing algorithms for natural-looking pictures with faithful color and tone reproduction
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting condition
  • Advanced three-area AF system and refined algorithms for fast, efficient and precise autofocus
  • Automatic and manual control over ISO sensitivity from ISO 100 to 1600, as well as HI 1 (manual only)
  • Eight Digital Vari-Programs that adjust camera settings automatically for incredible scene-specific pictures. Selections include Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait
  • Quick 0.18 second power-up to respond to every photographic opportunity
  • Versatile shutter speed control ranging from 30 to 1/4000 s., plus bulb
  • Creative in-camera effects and editing functions consolidated under the Retouch menu, including D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome settings, Filter Effects, Small Picture and Image Overlay
  • A large 2.5-inch LCD monitor with viewing angle of approx. 170 degrees in all directions
  • Innovative information displays can be shown in Classic, Graphic or Wallpaper format
  • Handy assist images that help photographers select the right camera settings
  • Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition
  • Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery that allows up to 520 images* on a single charge (*CIPA standards)
  • Built-in Flash with Nikonís dependable i-TTL flash control
  • Supports the Nikon Creative Lighting System when using the SB-800, SB-600, SB-400, SB-R200 or the R1C1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight system for accurate exposures via i-TTL flash and versatile wireless operation
  • Nikonís PictureProject software to share, organize and edit pictures with ease.
  • Capture NX software (available separately) for creative photo editing with NEF (RAW), JPEG and TIFF images. Thanks to U Pointô technology, by Nik Software Inc., radical and subtle image enhancements are as easy as a few clicks

Our Notes

  • This camera came about by putting the larger pixel count sensor of the D80 into a D40. It has been replaced by the D60, which is very similar, but has a self cleaning sensor and active d-lighting.

  • A small compact design with few controls on the casing, but can be set easily with the rear panel display.

  • Its capable of producing very good photos, but slightly slower to operate than cameras that have controls on the body.

  • Like the D40 and D60, this camera can only auto focus  some lenses, ones that contain electronic motors as it does not have mechanical focusing drive. All silent wave lenses should be OK. If you are moving from a film to digital then its likely that this camera will not be able to use  your existing lenses while the D70 and above could.

Specification (from nikon)

Effective pixels 10.2 million
Image sensor RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8 mm, total pixels: 10.75 million
Image size L (3,872 x 2,592) / M (2,896 x 1,944) / S (1,936 x 1,296)
Sensitivity 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
Storage media SD memory card, SDHC compliant
LCD monitor 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Exposure metering 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering
Exposure modes Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture-Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Interface High-speed USB: Mass Storage and MTP/PTP selectable
Power source Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23), 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 126 x 94 x 64mm (5.0 x 3.7x 2.5 in.)
Weight Approx. 495g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap


By: Keith Park Section: Reference Section Key:
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