Nikon D40 review

Full specification for Nikon D40

Sensor RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million, Nikon DX format
Output Size 3,008 x 2,000 [L], 2,256 x 1,496 [M], 1,504 x 1,000 [S]
Focal Length Mag 1.5
Lens Mount Nikon F
File Format RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG (basic)
Compression Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline compliant
ISO 200 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
Shutter Speeds 30-1/4000sec + Bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous (max. 3fps)
Viewfinder Type Fixed-eye level penta-Dach mirror type
Field of View 95% coverage
LCD 2.5in LCD with 230,000 pixels
Live Mode No
Built-in Image Stabilisation No
Dust Reduction No
Focusing Modes Single Area AF, Dynamic AF, Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
Exposure Modes Auto, Program, Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual, 6 scene modes
Metering System 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, Centreweighted, Spot (2.5%)
Exposure Comp ±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Colour Space sRGB
White Balance Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning and preset white balance
White Balance Bracket No
Colour Temp Control -
DoF Prview No
Built-in Flash Built in, GN12m@ISO 100 Hotshoe (iTTL)
Max Flash Sync 1/200sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Self-timer/remote control mode.
Memory Card SD / SDHC
Power Li-Ion, Optional AC Adaptor
Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Dimensions Approx. 126 x 64 x 94mm
Weight Approx. 475g (1lb. 1oz.) without battery, memory card or body cap
Other -
AF Points 3 AF points

Manufacturer website: Nikon

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Design 17/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Features 16/20
Overall Score 87%