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Nikon D40

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 the first Nikon DSLR without an in-body focus motor. Autofocus requires the use of a lens with an integrated autofocus-motor.[4]

In March 2007, Nikon released a sister model, the D40x, which included a 10.2-megapixel sensor and several other changes over the original D40.[5]


  • 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.[6] It received some criticism for some design compromises Nikon undertook to keep the D40's price and size competitive.[7]

Nikon D40x

On March 6, 2007, Nikon introduced the D40X, a sister camera to the D40.[5] 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 of a second.

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


  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. ^ Rockwell, Ken. "Nikon Lens Compatibility". Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  5. ^ a b "Nikon D40x" (Press release). Nikon Corporation. 2007-03-06. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13.
  6. ^ " Nikon D40 Review". Archived from the original on 2010-12-31.
  7. ^ Askey, Phil (December 2006). "Nikon D40 Review". Digital Photography Review. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
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