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Nikon D40x 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
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- 10.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for large, photo-quality prints
- 2.5-inch LCD monitor; 170-degree viewing angle
- 3D Color Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting condition
- Image optimization functions and in-camera image retouching
- Includes 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens
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|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.5 fps|
|Display Size||2.5 inches|
|Display Technology||TFT active matrix|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||1,600|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/200_sec|
|Flash Type||Pop-up flash|
|Item Dimensions||2 x 3 x 5 inches|
|Item Display Weight||17.5 ounces|
|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F/3.5-5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||135 mm|
|Minimum Focal Length||18 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10.2 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||15.8 x 23.6mm|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||ccd|
|Shipping Weight||4.85 pounds|
|Style Name||D40X w/ 18-135mm Lens|
|Viewfinder Type||Eye-level penta-dach mirror|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
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This item Nikon D40x 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
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|Continuous Shooting||2.5||5||5 frames_per_second||7||5||3 frames_per_second|
|Screen Size||2.5 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3.2 in||3 in|
|Focus Type||Automatic, Manual||Includes Manual Focus||manual-and-auto||Includes Manual Focus||Includes Manual Focus||Auto/Manual|
|Image stabilization||Dual||None||—||None||None||Image Stabilization|
|ISO Range||—||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 (with boost)||100 to 25600||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 (25600 with boost)||Auto, 100 - 25600||100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 5 x 2 in||2.99 x 4.88 x 3.86 in||4.88 x 2.97 x 3.86 in||3.09 x 5.47 x 4.11 in||2.76 x 4.88 x 3.82 in||8.7 x 6.5 x 5.4 in|
|Item Weight||1.1 lbs||0.95 lb||0.87 lb||1.66 lbs||0.93 lb||3.2 lbs|
|Megapixels||10.2||24.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||10.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||24.2 megapixels||18 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||APS-C||APS-C||CMOS (23.5 x 15.6mm)||APS-C (22.5 x 15mm)||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||22.3 x 14.9mm|
|Style Name||D40X w/ 18-135mm Lens||w/ 18-55mm||w/ 18-55mm||w/ 18-135mm||Body||18-55mm|
|Video Capture Resolution||—||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 Full HD, 1280 x 720 HD||1080p_hd||1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25 fps), 640 x 424 (30, 25 fps)||1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (HD), 640 x 480 (SD)|
|Viewfinder||Eye-level penta-dach mirror||Optical (pentamirror)||Eye-level Pentamirror Single-Lens Reflex||Optical (pentaprism)||Optical (pentamirror)||Eye-level single lens reflex (with fixed pentamirror)|
The compact Nikon D40x -- designed to deliver the picture-taking benefits of a digital SLR, yet is easy and fun to use. The D40x is ready to shoot when you are, thanks to split-second instant shutter response which eliminates annoying shutter lag. Exceptional image quality is made possible by a high resolution, 10.2-effective megapixel CCD image sensor and Nikon’s exclusive image processing engine. 10.2-megapixel resolution invites creative picture cropping freedom without loss of picture quality and delivers the ability to make enlargements of extraordinary size. Additional features include built-in flash with innovative Nikon i-TTL control, In- Camera Editing features with Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trimming, Image Overlay, Filter Effects and more. An ingenious HELP Menu with "Assist Images" helps you select the appropriate settings for many camera features.
From the Manufacturer
The compact Nikon D40x -- designed to deliver the picture-taking benefits of a digital SLR, yet is easy and fun to use. The D40x is ready to shoot when you are, thanks to split-second instant shutter response which eliminates annoying shutter lag. Exceptional image quality is made possible by a high resolution, 10.2-effective megapixel CCD image sensor and Nikons exclusive image processing engine. 10.2-megapixel resolution invites creative picture cropping freedom without loss of picture quality and delivers the ability to make enlargements of extraordinary size. Additional features include built-in flash with innovative Nikon i-TTL control, In- Camera Editing features with Nikon D-Lighting, Red-Eye Correction, Image Trimming, Image Overlay, Filter Effects and more. An ingenious HELP Menu with "Assist Images" helps you select the appropriate settings for many camera features, and the included 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens allow you to start shooting right away.
Nikon D40x Highlights
Extraordinary Nikon image quality The D40x's high-resolution image quality is made possible by Nikon's high-performance 10.2-megapixel Nikon DX-Format CCD imaging sensor and exclusive Nikon image-processing engine, assuring stunning sharpness and color.
Nikon's smallest Digital SLR ever Beautifully styled, the D40x makes high-performance digital SLR photography easier and more convenient than ever.You'll be amazed at the power packed into a camera that weighs just over 16 ounces.
High-Performance 10.2-megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD imaging sensor Nikons DX Format CCD image sensor delivers vivid color and sharp detail, great for making beautifully detailed enlargements of 24 by-36 inches and beyond. High resolution also provides room for creative cropping.
Included 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens This ED glass element lens features ultra-high speed autofocusing and Nikon's Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions. A new compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
Fast startup with instant shutter response A fast 0.18 second startup combined with split-second shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 3 frames per second makes it easy to freeze special moments instantly.
2.5-inch, 230,000-pixel color LCD monitor with 170-degree wide-angle viewing Playback images are easy to see and function menus are easier to use with a larger and brighter color LCD monitor. The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts with easy-to-view menus.
3 colorful display options All new display options: Classic, Graphic and Wallpaper. Carefully designed color schemes help make changing camera settings easier than ever.
Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with incredible precision to achieve better automatic flash balance and deliver outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight is always at the ready and brings beautiful exposures in darkened conditions, as well as adding sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images. In low-light or back-light situations, added illumination from the built-in Speedlight can make the difference between an average snapshot and a dazzling picture.
8 Digital-Vari Program automatic shooting modes Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes include: Auto Flash-OFF, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up and Night Portrait; each of which adjusts automatically for optimal results for everyday shooting situations. Each mode considers lighting conditions and possibilities, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, hue, tone, sharpening and more to make creative photography as simple as rotating the mode dial.
New advanced HELP Menu system with Assist Images The D40x's newly introduced Assist Images help you select the appropriate settings for many camera features by showing an example image typical of that setting, as well as an advanced HELP Menu for the current item selected. The D40x's Question Mark icon (?) indicates that help is available for the currently selected item; just press the HELP button beside the LCD monitor to see a context-sensitive HELP page.
Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II The D40x's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes. The result delivers instantly and precisely determined exposures for each scene, even in challenging lighting conditions.
Fast, accurate 3-Area Autofocus The D40x's advanced 3-Area AF system and the refined algorithms inherited from more advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras deliver fast, efficient and precise Autofocus. AF refinements deliver greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.
Up to 520 Images per Battery Charge The supplied EN-EL9 rechargeable battery will allow for shooting up to 520 images per charged based on CIPA battery testing standards.
In-depth review from dpreview.com:Read the full Nikon D40x review at dpreview.com.
Top customer reviews
While newer cameras offer more pixels, few can produce an image as crisp and warm as this Nikon. I own several newer point and shoot cameras in the 16 to 18 megapixel range from Sony and Canon, and still, this D40x produces a photo that stands up or surpasses either of them. The reason is that the Nikon sensor is coupled with very clean electronics. As you enlarge the image on your computer screen, the Nikon image begins to show its pixels more like film grain than electronic artifacts. Other cameras have L shaped jpg artifacts that clearly cry out "electronic image". The Nikon has the warmth and grain structure more like Kodak film. Because of this, the image has a nicer look to it than many newer cameras, including Nikon's own D5100 with nearly double the pixels.
Another benefit of the D40x is the ability to use SDHC cards up to 32 GIG. The Nikon D50 and other cameras of this vintage are limited to the 2 GIG sized SD cards. If you can find one of these in good, clean condition, it will produce images as good as most newer cameras in this price range, and certainly better than most of the point-and-shoot and bridge cameras.
If there was one thing I would do over again, I would definitely buy the d40x as a camera body only. Not that the kit lens is bad, but it's rather limiting to your d40's potential. Having the chance to use Nikon's 18-200mm VR lens has made me a real believer of how important a really good lens is for great photography.
My only major gripes about the d40x is the lack of adjustment buttons and no aperture dial the higher end dSLR's have. It can be somewhat annoying having to go into the camera's menu screen to make simple adjustments.
The PRO's for sure outweigh the few CON's this camera has. It's a great dSLR camera to start out with. The only real limitations of the d40x will be the skill level of the person behind it.
Before I purchased this Nikon D40x, I did weeks of research, looked at canon, sony, and panasonic, and really this is the camera to have. I even had the budget to buy the Nikon d3000 for $2000.00, but really this camera does what I need. Sure it's limited to only new lens, but if you don't have a bunch of old lens that need a motor drive, buy this camera.
Nikon, you did a great job!
It came down to either this camera or the slightly less expensive Canon Rebel. Since I chose this camera, I have had the chance to mess around with the rebel a great deal (one of my friends bought one a few months ago), and have to say that the d40x is a far superior camera. In terms of simple ergonomics, the Nikon's grip is incredible, compared to the somewhat awkward grip on the Canon. Quality is identical. The thing that really separates the two, though, is the UI. The Nikon's menu structure is very intuitive- I never picked up the user manual once. Compared to the d40, the Rebel's menus are clumsy and poorly-thought-out.
Incredible piece of equipment- really lives up to the high standards of Nikon and Nikon users.