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Nikon D40

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Nikon D40[1]
TypeDigital single-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable Nikon F-mount
SensorNikon DX format 23.7 mm × 15.6 mm (0.93 in × 0.61 in) CCD
Maximum resolution3,008 × 2,000 (6.1 effective megapixels)
Film speedISO 200-1600, ISO 3200 in high mode
Storage mediaSecure Digital, SDHC up to 32GB
Focus modesautofocus: single (AF-S); continuous (AF-C); auto selection (AF-A); Manual
Focus areas3 sensors, Multi-CAM530
Exposure modesManual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Program and preset settings: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Macro, and Night Portrait
Exposure metering420 segment color meter
Metering modes3D Color Matrix, Center-weighted and Spot
Flashi-TTL Built-in or hotshoe (e.g. for the matching SB-400 Speedlight)
Shutter speed range1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb; 1/500 Flash X-Sync
Continuous shooting2.5 frame/s, 100 JPEG frames buffer
Viewfinderoptical, through the lens, pentamirror type, 0.8× magnification, 95% coverage
LCD screen2.5", TFT, 230,000 pixel, 170° angle of view
Battery1,000 mAh lithium-ion EN-EL9
Dimensions126 mm × 94 mm × 64 mm (5.0 in × 3.7 in × 2.5 in)
Weight475 g (16.8 oz) without battery
524.1 g (18.49 oz) with battery [2]
729 g with battery and AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II kit lens [3]
Made in Thailand

The Nikon D40 is a 6.1-megapixel DX format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera announced by Nikon on November 16, 2006. It replaces the D50 as Nikon's entry level DSLR. It features a 2.5-inch 230,000-dot resolution LCD monitor, CCD sensor with ISO 200-1600 (3200 Hi-1) and 3D Color Matrix Metering.

The D40 was superseded by the D40X in March 2007.


  • 6.1-megapixel Nikon DX format CCD Sensor
  • 23.7 mm x 15.6 mm sensor size
  • SD and SDHC memory card file storage
  • ISO 200-1600. Hi-1 (ISO 3200)
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options
  • File formats: JPEG, NEF (Nikon's RAW, 12-bit compressed
  • Nikon F-mount lenses
  • 3-area auto focus
  • Image assist
  • Fires continuously at a speed of up to 2.5 frames per second
  • EN-EL9 Lithium-ion battery
  • Built-in speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control
  • Flash sync speed up to 1/500 sec
  • In-camera retouching


Reviews of the Nikon D40 have been generally favorable due to its ergonomics and image quality.[4] It received some criticism for some design compromises Nikon undertook to keep the D40's price and size competitive.[5]

Nikon D40x[edit]

On March 6, 2007, Nikon introduced the D40X, a sister camera to the D40.[6] While identical in external design to the D40, it has a 10.2-megapixel CCD sensor, continuous shooting up to 3 frames per second, and a base sensitivity of ISO 100. It has a flash sync speed of 1/200 seconds.

A new consumer-level telephoto zoom with vibration reduction debuted alongside the launch. Nikon ceased production of the D40X in December 2007, shortly before they introduced its successor, the Nikon D60.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nikon D40". Products Line Up. Nikon Corporation. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06.
  2. ^ "Nikon D40 Specifications". Ken Rockwell. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ "AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II". Nikon Americas.
  4. ^ "Digitalcameratracker.com: Nikon D40 Review". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31.
  5. ^ Askey, Phil (December 2006). "Nikon D40 Review". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
  6. ^ "Nikon D40x" (Press release). Nikon Corporation. 2007-03-06. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13.

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