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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.
Nikon D Series D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)
$699.95 - $1911.97
pros: Lightweight Easy to use Great Image Quality Great Price (especially in light of the image quality) Sufficient Lens
cons: Lens does not focus very quickly.
Very good, especially for the price.
I purchased the Nikon D40 (w/ 18-55mm lens) about 2 years ago. It was my first DSLR. To this day, it... See Full Review
pros: -Easy to use -Crystal clear images -A great camera for both beginners and professionals.
cons: -Occasional dust buildup in the camera after changing lenses.
Nikon D-40 Rocks My World!
I received this product as a gift for my sixteenth birthday, and have had an awesome time playing ar... See Full Review
pros: Easy usage, easy to charge, and easy to transition photos to computer
cons: it is expensive, not a very good holder of power.
I love this camera (Nikon D40)
Being only a beginner photographer, this camera, the nikon d40, was perfect for me. It is easy to us... See Full Review
pros: Easy to Use Many functions and capabilites
cons: Large (but not for an SLR) Many Functions
My Best Purchase as a Mommy!
This camera is my best friend since becomming a Mommy. We purchased this camera when our first child... See Full Review
pros: near idiot proof in auto, great starter camera, great kit lens, great buy.
cons: will not auto focus on older Nikon lenses, has been discontinued.
Discontinued but phenomenal, skip the new D3000 and find a D40
Skip purchasing the new Nikon D3000, which replaced the D40, and just go online or to your photo sto... See Full Review
pros: Lots of features. Easy to use. Intuitive menu.
cons: No video capture like most recent SLR's, but not really a "con".
This is an EXCELLENT camera for the money. Don't be drawn to more expensive cameras just becau... See Full Review
pros: The ease of use and quality of the pictures was more than i expected.
cons: I didn't find any cons as far as learning how to use the camera.
I was really surprised
I was really surprised at how easy i was to use. i never had a camera like this. im used t... See Full Review
pros: Beautiful, clear pictures Uncomplicated to use Sturdy components
cons: Occasional hesitation between depression of shutter button and recording of picture. Battery needs frequent charging.
The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm D40 Digital Camera takes excellent photoraphs. The camera come... See Full Review
pros: Dedicated ISO/WB buttons, better diopter
cons: Same metering issues as D40
A step up from the D40
I've been using the D40 for about a year and a half now, and have been getting some great images wit... See Full Review
pros: Great performance/reasonable price. Great size/feel. Beautiful pics.
cons: Uses a Nikon battery/automatic flash was troublesome
Excellent performance, excellent value
I purchased the D80 after careful research. I wanted to take the plunge into the digital SLR a... See Full Review
|Shooting Programs||Sports mode|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.5 frames per second|
|Additional Features||Brightness Control|
|Still Image Format||Raw Image|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Connector Types||1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.7 to +0.5|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SDHC Card|
|Memory / Storage|
|Integrated Memory size||4096 MB|
|Camera Flash Features||Slow Sync|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 200-1600|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Exposure Modes||i-TTL Program Flash|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Focus Adjustment||Autofocus & Manual Focus|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 55mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||AF-S DX 18-55mm|
|Lens System Features||Internal Focusing System, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens, ED Glass|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||5 group(s) / 7 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||27 - 82.5mm|
|Lens Filter Size||52 mm|
|Sensor Size||15.6 x 23.7mm|