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Nikon D40X



Nikon D40X key features

bullet10 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop)
bulletNikon Image processing engine (as D80 / D200)
bullet3D Color Matrix Metering II, 420 pixel sensor (as D80 / D50)
bulletNew Multi-CAM530 three area AF sensor
bulletISO sensitivity range 100 - 1600 plus HI 1 (3200 equiv.)
bullet3.0 fps continuous shooting, unlimited in JPEG
bulletNo status LCD, new LCD monitor based status / settings screens
bulletHelp suggestions on LCD monitor (eg. scene too dark, try using flash)
bulletLarge 2.5" 230,000 pixel LCD monitor
bulletBigger viewfinder view (x0.8 magnification, 95% coverage)
bulletShort shutter lag and viewfinder blackout
bulletSupport for SDHC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity)
bulletIn-camera retouching
bulletD-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement)
bulletRed-eye reduction
bulletFilter effects
bulletSmall picture
bulletImage overlay
bulletUSB 2.0 with PTP and Mass Storage device support
bulletVery compact, light body (smaller, lighter than D50)
bulletImproved menu user interface (as D80 / D200)
bulletNew EN-EL9 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1000 mAh)
bulletNew 'Version II' AF-S DX 18-55 mm kit lens

Differences compared to the D40

bullet10 megapixel sensor
bulletLower base sensitivity (ISO 100 vs ISO 200)
bulletAuto ISO option includes ISO 200
bulletFaster continuous shooting (3 fps vs. 2.5 fps)*

* Slower with noise reduction enabled


Body color Black or Silver
Sensor 23.7 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor
Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
10.2 million effective pixels
10.8 million total pixels
RGB Color Filter Array
12-bit A/D converter
Image sizes 3872 x 2592 (Large, 10.0 MP)
2896 x 1944 (Medium, 5.6 MP)
1936 x 1296 (Small, 2.5 MP)
Image quality NEF (12-bit compressed RAW)
JPEG fine
JPEG normal
JPEG basic
NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic
Color space IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes) default
Ia (sRGB)
II (Adobe RGB)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Lens compatibility Type G or D AF Nikkor
Other Type G or D AF Nikkor
PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D

Other AF Nikkor*2/AI-P Nikkor


IX Nikkor
- All functions supported
- All functions supported except autofocus
- Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
- All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
- 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
- Can not be used






Autofocus Three area TTL phase detection
Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module
Only with AF-S or AF-I lenses
Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens servo Single-servo AF (AF-S)
Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A)
Manual focus (M)
AF Area mode Single Area AF
Dynamic Area AF
Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
Focus tracking Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Focus area One of three areas can be selected
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist White light lamp
Exposure mode Digital Vari-program
    - 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)
Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
3D color matrix metering II
420 segment RGB sensor
Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to a 8mm circle in center of frame
Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area
Metering range EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 C)
Meter coupling CPU coupling
Exposure compen. +/- 5.0 EV
1/3 EV steps
AE Lock Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing None
Sensitivity Auto
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1600
ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1)
Auto ISO options On/Off
Maximum ISO (200, 400, 800 or 1600)
Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)
Shutter Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
30 to 1/4000 sec (1/3 EV steps)
Flash X-Sync: up to 1/200 sec
White balance Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor)
Six manual modes with fine-tuning
    o Incandescent
    o Fluorescent
    o Direct sunlight
    o Flash
    o Cloudy
    o Shade
Preset white balance (immediate or from photo)
WB fine tuning Yes
Image parameters Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W
Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve
Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB)
Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
Hue: -9 to +9
Viewfinder Optical fixed eye-level
Penta-mirror type
Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5 m-1)
Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder information Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures, Flash-ready indicator
LCD monitor 2.5" TFT LCD
230,000 pixel
Built-in flash Auto pop-up in Auto, Vari-program modes
Manual pop-up in P, S, A or M modes
Guide number approx. 17 at ISO 200
Sync contact X-contact only; flash synchronization at shutter speeds of up to 1/200 sec
Flash control TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor. i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600
Auto aperture with SB-800 and CPU lenses
Non-TTL auto with SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27 and 22s
Range-priority manual with SB-800
Flash mode Auto, Portrait, Child, Close-up: Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
Night portrait: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
Landscape, Sports: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight
P, A modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction
S, M modes: Fill flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash compensation -3 to +1 EV
1/3 steps
Nikon Creative Lighting system Supported with built-in flash, SB-400, SB-800, and SB-600; Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-800 or SU-800 as Commander.
Shooting modes Single frame shooting (S) mode
Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3.0 frames per second (slower with NR)
Self-timer/remote control mode.
Continuous buffer JPEG: Limited only by storage
RAW: Approx. 9 frames (shooting continues at a slower rate)
Self-timer 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec
Remote control Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared)
Camera Control Pro software (optional)
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in EXIF header
Playback functions Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
Zoom (magnified)
Histogram indication
Shooting data
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation
Orientation sensor Yes
Storage Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC
Supports firmware update via SD card
Video output NTSC or PAL selectable
Connectivity USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
Mass storage / PTP selectable
Video out
DC-IN (optional AC adapter and adapter connector)
Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Power Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL9 (7.4 V, 1000 mAh)
Working environment 0 to 40C (32 to 104F)
Less than 85% humidity
Dimensions 126 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
Weight (no batt) 471 g (1.0 lb)
Weight (inc. batt) 522 g (1.2 lb)
Supplied accessories Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, PictureProject, Rubber Eyecup DK-16, Camera Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1
Optional accessories Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro, AC Adapter Connector EP-5, AC Adapter EH-5, Video Cable EG-D100, Semi Soft-Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/600/T041/R1C1

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