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Nikon D40

The D40 is a compact and lightweight high-performance camera that makes it possible for anyone to create stunning images with an SLR. Designed specifi...

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Excellent

ProGreat quality and value for money, feature-rich, t...

ConsNone really, unless you need more megapixels and m...

I bought this gorgeous digital SLR (single-lens reflex) camera just over a year ago and am head over heels in love with it. Although only the entry level D range Nikon at 6.1 megapixels, it is an absolutely brilliant piece of kit (as you would expect from Nikon) for the money and produces...

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Excellent

ProExcellent image quality, good core functionality o...

ConsMegapixels may not be sufficient for some, no auto...

Although introduced many years ago, Nikon D40 is still my favorite DSLR due to its compact size and affordable price tag. It is the best entry level DSLR in the market, at a price much cheaper than the more expensive compacts and semi-pro. Nikon D40 is a fast 6MP camera with a large 3-inch LCD, 2...

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Excellent

ProSuperb image quality, easy to use, great value for...

ConsIv not found any

I brought the camera in march this year and have been very pleased with how much I have learnt and the outstanding quality photos that iv managed to get. It is the first DSLR I have ever owned and at first it did seem a bit daunting, but after using it for a while I can see why SLR's are...

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Excellent

ProExcellent pictures, handy

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I have very bad date with Samsung E15 for a start with dSLRs and to be true my whole idea of using DSLRs was jolted. But I thought since professionals’ use dSLRs there is nothing to loose heart and it also taught me that good things don’t come cheap. I decided to for good entry level dSLR and one...

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Excellent

ProLightweight and compact, easy to use in "Auto" mod...

Conscomes without memory card

There are many reviews out there for this camera, and a quick Google will get you any number of them. Full technical specs can be found here: http://www.europe-nikon.com/product/enGB/products/broad/1111/specific ati ons.html I'm not going to cut and paste just to fill the review up, basically...

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ProLightweight, compact, cheap and simple DSLR ideal ...

ConsExpensive lenses and a little too compact for me.

I have a Fuji S2 pro DSLR that I purchased from a well known internet auction site, and following in the footsteps of many others I won a second bid as well. For my £90 I got a possible working D40 body and completely flat battery, after a bit more shopping I got a battery charger and tried it...

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Super

ProExcellent Cam!!!

ConsOnly six million pixels!!!

Nikon D40 is a great cam and a must buy!!! FEATURES!! Like the canon EOS 300D of 2003, Nikon's D40 broke a psychological price barrier at the end of 2006 as the 1st DSLR kit launched at a price under £500!! Using the same as the 6.1 mega pixel sensor as the D50 may not make it the highest...

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Excellent

“Nikon D40 SLR Camera”

published 09/10/2007

ProA superb camera

ConsNone

Had done a lot of photography over the years, both 35mm and medium format, up to about 15 years ago when work commitments took over. About 4 years ago decided to start up again with a digital "point and shoot", then progressed to a 6mp Nikon "point and shoot". Finally decided it was time to move...

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Excellent

“This is the SLR for YOU!”

published 06/11/2007

ProPrice, durability, ergonomic design, ease of use, ...

ConsNo memory card included. Argh.

In this review: SUMMARY - SPECIFICATION - LOOK - INSTRUCTION - RESULTS - OVERALL a GREAT camera. =SUMMARY= Nikon's lowest-priced SLR - the best SLR in this price range on the market. You really can't go wrong! =SPECIFICATION= This is a 6 megapixel camera with 23,000 pixel LCD monitor and ISO...

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“The Nikon D40 - A Good Start”

published 02/09/2007

ProAffordable, Lightweight, Easy To Use

ConsOnly 6.1 Megapixels

The Nikon D40 was my first Digital SLR and second digital camera. I use it for special occasions and also for holidays. I wouldn't say that the D40 is an everyday point and shoot camera, though if you set it to auto it will do focus, shutter setting, apperature and all other settings. The screen...

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ProCheap, easy to use, nice clear LCD screen

ConsNo motor for auto focus

I purchased this camera at a very good price when I was looking to first start photgraphy. I went for the Digital SLR (single lens reflex) so I had more functions and properties that I was able to change myself. For an entry level photographer, I would say it is perfect. With 6.1 megapixels it...

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Profully manual control, lighter and smaller than man...

Constoo large for snapshot camera

This is a good all-round low budget digital SLR. This model is lighter than other models allowing greater portability but is not compatible with all Nikon lenses due to the fact that to make it lighter Nikon removed to built-in autofocus, so watch out for this when buying lenses. The camera has...

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Excellent

Prolightweight, easy to use, great value for money

Consbetter cameras available for professional use

After shopping around for a DSLR camera (which would be my first...and certainly not my last!) I decided to purchase the first one that I'd looked into - the Nikon D40. The Nikon D40 is an excellent entry-level digital SLR camera which is more than adequate for amatuer photographers. Before I...

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Excellent

ProGreat beginner camera, easy to use, long battery l...

ConsDoesn't came with an SD card, so don't forget to b...

Having reached the limits of what a camera phone has to offer me, I have been searching for an affordable, compact and feature-packed DSLR to progress my photography, comparing Nikon, Cannon and Sony. I also spoke to some amateur photographers. On paper, the D40 is the best beginner DSLR. It is...

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Super

published 05/11/2007

Superb camera - I originally owned a D70 but found it far too heavy and large for me to hold comfortably. The D40 gives equally good picture quality and fits more easily into the hand. Auto mode gives excellent results, and the various modes such as macro, landscape etc make it very, very difficult to mess it up! Highly recommended camera

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Product Information : Nikon D40

Manufacturer's product description

The D40 is a compact and lightweight high-performance camera that makes it possible for anyone to create stunning images with an SLR. Designed specifically for ease of use, the D40 lets you use the kind of digital and optical technologies that professionals use without the need to deal with complex functions. Whatever you shoot there is an automated Digital Vari Program that lets you achieve fantastic results in any situation. Help menus are easy to navigate and the in-camera retouch menu makes it simple to edit and enhance your images on the large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Perfect for people who want an affordable camera to explore what it is that makes SLR photography stand out, the D40 is so user-friendly that all you have to do is concentrate on the scene you want to photograph and the camera's advanced Nikon technologies will take care of the rest.

Product Details

Product Description: Nikon D40 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, Nikon D40 - digital camera - body only, Nikon D40 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, Nikon D40 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, Nikon D40 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses

Product Type: Digital SLR Camera, Digital SLR

Lens Included: AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, Body only, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 6.1 Megapixel

Lens System: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX, 7.5 x zoom lens - 18 - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Colour: Black, Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.6 cm x 6.4 cm x 9.4 cm

Weight: 475 g

Lens System (2nd): 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 4.3 x zoom lens - 70 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S VR

LCD Display Size: 2.5

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Manufacturer: Nikon

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 6.1

Image Stabiliser: Optical

General

MPN: VBA150KU01, 5114993, D40S, VBA-150-K001, Nikon D40, VBA150K002, NIK-D40KT1, 9419, SLR1176, D40N+AFSDX18-55, 25420, 999D4000

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR

Lens Included: AF-S DX 18-55mm lens, Body only, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 55-200mm lenses, AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm and 70-300mm lenses

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver

Sensor Resolution: 6.1 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 6,240,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 6,100,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 15.6 x 23.7mm

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

Optical Zoom: 3 x, 7.5 x

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 3

Image Recording Format: JPEG, NEF (RAW)

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Available Body Colours: Black, silver

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 200-1600

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II

Exposure Metering Zones: 420

Exposure Modes: Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority, i-TTL program flash

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, close-up, night portrait, Children, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia, Cyanotype, Warm Filter, skylight filter

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, Flash, shade

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

X-sync Speed: 1/500 sec

Exposure Range: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Type: 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX, 7.5 x zoom lens - 18 - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G Nikon AF-S DX VR

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 82.5mm, 27 - 202.5mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 28 cm, 45 cm

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Lens Construction: 5 groups / 7 elements, 13 groups / 15 elements, 8 groups / 11 elements

Filter Size: 52 mm, 67 mm

Lens System Mounting: Nikon F

Features: ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Max View Angle: 76 degree(s)

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 17

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 2.5 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 2 - 20 sec, 10 sec, 2sec, 5 sec, 20sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Additional Features: Direct print, USB 2.0 compatibility, auto power save, digital noise reduction, DPOF support, display brightness control, PictBridge support, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, cropping an image, in-camera red-eye fix, text input to Exif header

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.8x

Dioptric Correction Range: -1.7 to +0.5

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, Exposure Mode, frames-remaining counter

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Nikon PictureProject

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, USB cable, eyecup, shoe cap, strap

Battery

Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL9

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: RAW 3008 x 2000 : 65 - with 512MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 137 - with 512MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 260 - with 512MB card ¦ Basic JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 503 - with 512MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 235 - with 512MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 444 - with 512MB card ¦ Basic JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 839 - with 512MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 503 - with 512MB card ¦ Normal JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 839 - with 512MB card ¦ Basic JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 1200 - with 512MB card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 12.6 cm

Depth: 6.4 cm

Height: 9.4 cm

Weight: 475 g

Lens System (2nd)

Features: ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

Filter Size: 52 mm, 67 mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Lens Construction: 9 groups / 13 elements, 12 groups / 17 elements

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 82.5 - 300mm, 105 - 450mm

Type: 3.6 x zoom lens - 55 - 200 mm - f/4.0-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX, 4.3 x zoom lens - 70 - 300 mm - f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S VR

Min Focus Distance: 95 cm

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

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