Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera - 25420

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Ease of Use
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Compairing this to other DSLRs, I find that the D40 is a very user friendly camera. I haven't compaired it to the 10 megapixel D40x, however picture clarity is amazing. The included 18-55mm lens is versatile and lightweight with excellent closeup capablility. As advised by several Nikon users, the 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 af-s dx vr Nikkor lens is worth the $750 investment, and will be my next purchase for the D40. For quick, quality photography, the automatic settings are A+, however if you need to change depth of field or exposure settings, the controls are easily accessible and simple to operate. Ordering through Buy.com via merchant Adorama had my purchase at my door within 72 hours(without request of special delivery)at a very competitive price. Overall, this was a very good buying experience.

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This is a great camera if you want to step up from the point-and-shoot ones. The 6.1 MP will probably be fine for most peoples' usage. The first weekend after I got it I went walking around downtown taking pictures of everything and was very pleased with the results and with blowing up the pictures to larger than a standard 4x6 or 5x7. I did have to buy a new printer because my 6-year-old one just didn't have the DPI to print the pictures I took with this camera. But printers are relatively inexpensive now so I was happy to get a new one. The big surprise I had was that it didn't come with a memory card. So note that if you're buying this as a gift - make sure you get a memory card too.

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Good starter DSLR

by apestcoe on 4/9/2007

Compairing this to other DSLRs, I find that the D40 is a very user friendly camera. I haven't compaired it to the 10 megapixel D40x, however picture clarity is amazing. The included 18-55mm lens is versatile and lightweight with excellent closeup capablility. As advised by several Nikon users, the 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 af-s dx vr Nikkor lens is worth the $750 investment, and will be my next purchase for the D40. For quick, quality photography, the automatic settings are A+, however if you need to change depth of field or exposure settings, the controls are easily accessible and simple to operate. Ordering through Buy.com via merchant Adorama had my purchase at my door within 72 hours(without request of special delivery)at a very competitive price. Overall, this was a very good buying experience. Read More

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Love my Nikon D40

by marty.brown@lycos.com on 8/29/2007

I used 35mm Nikons in the 70s and 80s and moved to digital point and shoot cameras in the late 90s. After upgrading several times, I laid my hands on my father-in-law's Nikon D70 SLR and fell in love again with the SLR camera. Last Christmas, I treated myself to the new D40 SLR. I took it on it on a trip to Russia and Portugal and took about 500 shots. The control over the shot is so much greater than a point-and-shoot model that it can hardly be described. I'm able to control the exposure, optical zoom and overall picture, all without removing the camera from my eye and diving deep into non-intuitive menus. The Nikon D40 provides simple selections to automate about 75% of my shots and gives me the flexibility to creatively construct the occasional tricky shot that would simply come out overexposed or underexposed on my P-and-S camera. Nikon's lenses are simply the best and their accessories for this camera allow me to expand my photography skills as I grow. If you want more from your camera and yet don't want to become a photography expert, try the Nikon D40. It's a great camera. Read More

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Product Overview

  • Extraordinary Nikon Image Quality
  • Easy Operation with Intuitive Controls
  • Nikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever! At just over 16 ounces
  • Fast Startup with Instant Shutter Response
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options
  • High-performance 6.1megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • New advanced HELP menu system with Assist Images
  • Fast, accurate 3-Area Autofocus
  • Image Optimization Options
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control
  • Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder
  • Automatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program Modes
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II

Specifications

Manufacturer Nikon
Mfg Part# 25420
SKU 203923451
UPC 018208254200
UPC 14 00018208254200
Sales Rank 36859
Features
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Minimum Focus Distance 19.69"
Maximum Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Effective Camera Resolution 6.1 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 6.2 Megapixel
GPS No
PictBridge Yes
Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Height 3.7"
Width 5"
Depth 2.5"
Product Series D
Optical Zoom 3x
Brand Name Nikon
Focal Length 18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image Formats RAW / JPEG
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Red-eye Reduction
Focus Modes Auto / Manual
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
Product Model D40
Product Name D40 Digital SLR Camera
Screen Size 2.5"
Manufacturer Part Number 25420
Package Contents D40 Digital SLR Camera18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor LensEN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion BatteryMH-23 Quick ChargerUC-E4 USB CableSoftware CD-ROMDK-16 Rubber EyecupCamera StrapBF-1A Body CapDK-5 Eyepiece CapBS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Viewfinder Type SLR
Weight (Approximate) 1.06 lb
Tech Specs
Battery Include Yes
Camera Modes Scene Modes: Auto Auto (Flash Off) Portrait Landscape Child Sports Close Up Night Portrait Shooting Modes: Single frame shooting mode Continuous Shooting Mode: Approx. 2.5 frames per second* Self-timer mode Delayed Remote Mode: 2 sec delay Quick-Response Remote Mode *Approx. 1.7 frames per second with Noise reduction turned on and approx. 1 frame per second with ISO HI1 Color Modes: Ia (sRGB) II (Adobe RGB) IIIa (sRGB) Normal Softer Vivid More Vivid Portrait Black & White
PictBridge Yes
Display Resolution 230000 Pixel
White Balance Modes Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor) 6 manual modes with fine tuning and preset white balance
Screen Size 2.5"
Display Screen Type LCD
Image Sensor Type CCD
Effective Camera Resolution 6.1 Megapixel
Total Camera Resolution 6.2 Megapixel
Exposure Control Programmed Auto (P) Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Aperture Priority Auto (A) Manual (M)
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
External Flash Optional
Flash Modes Auto Flash / Red-eye Reduction
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Manufacturer Part Number 25420
Manufacturer Website Address www.nikon.com
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
Product Model D40
Product Name D40 Digital SLR Camera
Product Series D
Brand Name Nikon
Image Formats RAW / JPEG
Maximum Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Focus Modes Auto / Manual
Optical Zoom 3x
Focal Length 18 mm to 55 mm
Autofocus Type Passive
Minimum Focus Distance 19.69"
Memory Card Support Secure Digital (SD) Card
Additional Information Sensitivity: ISO 200 to 1600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600 Menu Languages: English French German Dutch Finnish Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Package Contents D40 Digital SLR Camera 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens EN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery MH-23 Quick Charger UC-E4 USB Cable Software CD-ROM DK-16 Rubber Eyecup Camera Strap BF-1A Body Cap DK-5 Eyepiece Cap BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
Platform Support PC / Mac
Weight (Approximate) 1.06 lb
Height 3.70"
Width 5"
Depth 2.50"
Camera Assembly Body with Lens kit
Software Included PictureProject
Viewfinder Type SLR
Minimum Diopter Adjustment -1.7
Maximum Diopter Adjustment 0.5
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
Product Attributes
Camera Features Red-Eye Reduction
Camera Megapixels 6 - 7 Megapixel
Camera Resolution (Megapixel) 6.1
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 500
Exposure Mode Program
Focal Length (mm) 18
Focus Mode Auto / Manual
Image Format Raw
Max Shutter Speed o 1/4000
Min Shutter Speed 30
Optical Zoom (x) 3
Optical Zoom Range (x) 2.0 - 4.9
Resolution 3008 x 2000
Sensor Type CCD

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