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Main Features of the Nikon D40 Digital SLR

  • The lightest, most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and an ergonomically designed operation that even first-time SLR users can enjoy
  • Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor; 6.1 effective megapixels
  • Fast 2.5 frames per second in bursts of up to 100 JPEG frames (FINE L-size or smaller)
  • High-precision digital image processing algorithms produce natural-looking images with faithful color and tone reproduction
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 420-pixel RGB sensor delivers consistent and dependable automatic exposure for ideal results in most lighting conditions
  • Advanced 3-area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from the advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise autofocus, while an AF-assist illuminator helps ensure top performance in dark situations
  • Automatic control over ISO-equivalent sensitivity from ISO 200 to 1600 plus HI 1 can also be set manually
  • 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 lets photographers respond to every photographic opportunity
  • 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 with viewing angle of approx. 170 degrees in all directions
  • Innovative information displays can be shown in Classic, Graphic or Wallpaper format
  • “Assist Images” help select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting
  • Large, bright viewfinder with 0.8x magnification ensures clear view for precise composition
  • Fast image data transfer and recording to SD memory cards of up to 4GB capacity (SDHC compliant)
  • Long-life Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9 allows up to 470 images* in single-frame shooting mode on a single charge (*CIPA standard, with Built-in Flash used for 50% of the shots)
  • Built-in Flash with i-TTL flash control and full support for Nikon's Creative Lighting System
  • Includes Nikon’s PictureProject software for easy control over image adjustment and management
  • Support for Nikon's new Capture NX software, which provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools that help tap the full potential of NEF images

of the Nikon D40 Digital SLR

Effective pixels

6.1 million

Image sensor

RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm, 6.24 million total pixels: total pixels

Image size

L (3,008 x 2,000) / M (2,256 x 1,496) / S (1,504 x 1,000)


200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600

Storage media

SD memory card, SDHC compliant

LCD monitor

2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temp. polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment

Exposure metering

3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot Metering

Exposure modes

Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture-Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]


USB 2.0 (High-speed): Mass Storage and PTP selectable

Power source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23), 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 126 x 94 x 64mm (5.0 x 3.7x 2.5 in.)


Approx. 475g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap

Specifications are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. November 2006

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