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Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera]

Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera]
Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera]


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Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera]

The lightest, most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and an ergonomically designed operation that even first-time SLR users can enjoy. Advanced 3-area AF system Automatic control over ISO-equivalent sensitivity from ISO 200 to 1600 with manual override Eight automated Digital Vari-Programs [Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, and Night Portrait] optimize white balance, sharpening, tone, color, saturation and hue to match the scene Near-instant 0.18-second power-up Versatile shutter speed control with a range from 30 to 1/4000 s, plus bulb Creative in-camera effects and editing functions consolidated under the new Retouch menu, including D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Monochrome settings (Black-and-white, Sepia, Cyanotype), Filter Effects (Skylight, Warm filter, Color balance), Small Picture and Image Overlay Large 2.5-inch LCD monitor Information displays can be shown in Classic, Graphic or Wallpaper format Assist Imag

  • 6.1-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 14 x 19-inch prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD with three display options; built-in flash and hot shoe
  • Nikon’s smallest digital SLR ever At just over 16 ounces
  • Fast startup with instant shutter response; shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • Powered by one rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9 (included); stores images on SD memory cards (memory card not included)

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  1. 45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Unless you are a sport journalist, I don’t think you can go wrong with this camera, April 5, 2009
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    Sidarta Tanu (Richmond, VA USA) –
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    This review is from: Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera] (Electronics)

    The 6 Megapixel Nikon D40 is targeted for those who want a relatively compact and light camera yet having most of the important SLR features. The D40 is priced reasonably (cheaper than D50/D80 and Canon Rebel XTi). In my opinion, if you are still considering whether to get a point and shoot camera or a DSLR, the D40 will be a better choice than any point and shoot camera, by far, even those with 8MP or 10MP. But if you are already deciding to get a DSLR or you want more control of the picture taking experience, then I would recommend you to also test the D50 and/or D80 first before deciding to buy the D40. I want you to make sure that you know what you will get (and not get) with the D40. Don’t get me wrong though, the D40 is an awesome camera, and I don’t think you will regret buying one. There are some limitation with the D40 which shouldn’t bother most people, for example, the D40 doesn’t have dedicated button to change picture quality, white balance or ISO settings (which generally only professional/enthusiast will care). Once you understand (and accept) its limitation, the D40 is a potent and exciting photography machine.

    Just like all its (DSLR) siblings, the D40 powers on instantly and take pictures with almost no shutter lag which are the major advantages of a DSLR over a point and shoot camera. In addition to the P,S,A,M mode, the picture quality of the auto settings (auto, child mode, landscape etc) are also very good. With 2.5 frames per second you can capture movement progress in sports like football, basketball, baseball etc. Also great to photograph your family or child (child mode). The D40 is a great all around camera.

    Some notable new features:
    1. Auto (no flash) mode. Without this mode the flash will pop-up (on all other pre-programmed mode) even when you don’t want to use flash (which can be annoying). The internal flash will not pop up automatically with the P,S,A,M settings.
    2. In camera editing capability such as black and white, sepia and some filter effects etc. While sounds gimmicky, these features are useful especially for those who doesn’t have Adobe Photoshop (or other image editing software).

    To date, D40 is the smallest and lightest among all the Nikon DSLR (even smaller than the Canon Rebel XT/XTi, however the D40 is more ergonomics). I believe that choosing a camera that fits comfortably with your hands is important. Therefore, I recommend people to test the camera before buying (even if you want to buy online, please do go to a physical store and test the camera first whenever possible).

    The D40 has only 3 (horizontal) autofocus point (5 for D50 and 11 for D80). If you know “The Rule of Thirds”, the additional AF points above and below the center focus point (available in D50 and D80) are handy to help create the horizontal third line. However, the 3 horizontal AF point in D40 is still helpful to create the vertical third line. Also one can focus with the middle AF point and after the focus is lock then move the frame upwards/downwards to create the horizontal third line. Just make sure the exposure level is still accurate when you move the frame after you lock the focus.

    About the 18-55mm II AF-S kit lens: A good lens producing sharp photos (though not a very fast lens). Also decent for close-up/macro photography. Lens uses internal focus technology and focusing operation is silent. A very decent kit lens.

    Lens compatibility: Notice that with D40, autofocus function will not work for non AF-S/AF-I lens. If you already have non AF-S/AF-I Nikon lenses and want a backup or replacement camera, you will be better off buying D50, D70s or D80. If you buy the D40, it will be convenient to stick with AF-S and AF-I type lenses. I’m not sure why Nikon choose this route for the D40 (whether to enable smaller size camera or from now on Nikon will only make AF-S lens compatible camera). There are a lot of good Nikon AF-S lenses (price range added: low, medium, high) that are fully compatible with the D40 such as:

    - Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX (L)
    - Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX (L)
    - Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED IF AF-S DX (L)
    - Nikon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX (L)
    - Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (M)
    - Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX (L)
    - Nikon 55-200mm f4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR (L)
    - Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR (M)
    - Nikon 12-24mm f/4G ED IF AF-S DX (M)
    - Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S (H)
    - Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX (H)
    - Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S (H)
    - Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR (H)
    - Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR Micro (M)
    - And several other expensive prime tele/zoom lens like 200-400mm, 300m, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm.

    High priced lens ($1000+) are usually pro level lens which usually have better construction, faster (f-stop), and produce better…

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  2. 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    d-40 x2, March 8, 2010
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    Gene Baker “abuelo” (Kent, Wa United States) –
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    The x2 is actually the second D40 I have purchased. The first one was for my personal use and after my daughter used it for some horse training pictures she was hooked also. The camera makes it easy to take professional looking shots and working with horses and riders fast focusing is a must and this camera delivers .

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  3. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Still Blazing after all these years., October 24, 2012
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    FineArtVideo.com “Rick Bennette” (South Florida, USA) –
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    This review is from: Nikon D40 6.1MP the smallest Digital SLR Camera (Body) [Camera] (Electronics)

    It’s hard to believe after nearly six years, anyone would consider using a six megapixel DSLR camera. While six meg will still provide a fully usable image on even the largest computer monitors, this camera still outperforms modern point and shoots with more than double the pixels. That’s because there’s more to imaging than how many pixels there are. Things like how much noise reduction the electronics have, and how well Nikon lenses reproduce a sharp, distortion free image.

    Used D40 bodies can be purchased for 200 dollars, making this a better choice than any 200 dollar point and shoot, regardless of pixel count. The D40 is a purely still camera with no video. It’s straightforward simple menu allows dozens of choices from fully manual to fully automatic, with dozens of selections in between. The ASA ranges from 200 to 3200, and the D40 is one of the few cameras of this vintage that can use SDHC cards up to 32 Gig.

    The D40 benefits from the ability to use of most of the Nikon lenses and automatic flash units. It’s an easy to use, rock solid workhorse that still produces cleaner images in low light than most of today’s point and shoots.

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