Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000

Portability
71
Imaging
51
Features
33
Overall
43
Nikon D40X front
 
Sony Alpha a6000 front
Portability
85
Imaging
68
Features
78
Overall
72
Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Nikon D40X versus Sony A6000, one is a Entry-Level DSLR and the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless by companies Nikon and Sony. There exists a sizeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the D40X (10MP) and A6000 (24MP) but they feature the exact same sensor sizes (APS-C).

Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

The D40X was unveiled 8 years before the A6000 which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Nikon D40X being a Compact SLR camera and the Sony A6000 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before getting straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short overview of how the D40X scores versus the A6000 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Key Specs

Nikon D40X
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 522g - 124 x 94 x 64mm
  • Launched May 2007
  • Previous Model is Nikon D50
  • Later Model is Nikon D60
Sony A6000
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Raise to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 344g - 120 x 67 x 45mm
  • Announced April 2014
  • Previous Model is Sony NEX-6
  • Successor is Sony A6300
Instagram's $20 billion Ad success

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and volume. The Nikon D40X provides outside dimensions of 124mm x 94mm x 64mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.5") having a weight of 522 grams (1.15 lbs) whilst the Sony A6000 has sizing of 120mm x 67mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 344 grams (0.76 lbs).

Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have attached at that moment. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the D40X vs the A6000.

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the D40X and A6000 is 71 and 85 respectively.

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to visualize the gap in sensor dimensions only by researching technical specs. The image here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the D40X and A6000.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Sony A6000 to render more detail utilizing its extra 14MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop photographs much more aggressively. The more aged D40X will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 sensor size comparison

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D40X Portrait photography highlights
Sony A6000 Portrait photography highlights
54
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
doesn't have liveview
low MP (10MP)
80
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
supports RAW files
Handle those 8K RED files like a boss

Street Comparison

Nikon D40X Street photography features
Sony A6000 Street photography features
59
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
80
has a tilting screen
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than others (344g)
above average high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

Sports Comparison

Nikon D40X Sports photography details
Sony A6000 Sports photography details
42
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports phase detect auto focus
doesn't have liveview
continuous shooting slow (3.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
74
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
does not have image stabilization
Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

Travel Comparison

Nikon D40X Travel photography features
Sony A6000 Travel photography features
48
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
77
lighter than others (344 grams)
decent sensor resolution (24MP)
flash built-in
screen isn't selfie friendly
World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records

Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Nikon D40X
Landscape photography with Sony A6000
49
manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
doesn't have liveview
no image stabilization
low MP (10MP)
doesn't have Timelapse function
79
focusing manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
above average high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
does not have image stabilization
Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D40X Vlogging details
Sony A6000 Vlogging details
9
can't shoot video
33
includes face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than others (344 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
does not have mic socket
Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

Nikon D40X vs Sony A6000 Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Nikon
Sony
Model
Nikon D40X
Sony Alpha a6000
Category
Entry-Level DSLR
Advanced Mirrorless
Launched
2007-05-27
2014-04-23
Physical type
Compact SLR
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor
Expeed
Bionz X
Sensor type
CCD
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
APS-C
Sensor dimensions
23.7 x 15.6mm
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
369.7mm²
366.6mm²
Sensor resolution
10MP
24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
3872 x 2592
6000 x 4000
Max native ISO
1600
25600
Max enhanced ISO
3200
51200
Lowest native ISO
100
100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points
3
179
Lens
Lens mount
Nikon F
Sony E
Available lenses
309
121
Crop factor
1.5
1.5
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Tilting
Screen size
2.5 inch
3 inch
Screen resolution
230k dots
922k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology
-
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Optical (pentamirror)
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
-
1,440k dots
Viewfinder coverage
95 percent
100 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.53x
0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed
30s
30s
Max shutter speed
1/4000s
1/4000s
Continuous shutter rate
3.0 frames per sec
11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
17.00 m
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings
Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/200s
1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
-
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution
None
1920x1080
Video data format
-
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
522 gr (1.15 lb)
344 gr (0.76 lb)
Dimensions
124 x 94 x 64mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.5")
120 x 67 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
63
82
DXO Color Depth score
22.4
24.1
DXO Dynamic range score
11.4
13.1
DXO Low light score
516
1347
Other
Battery life
-
360 pictures
Battery type
-
Battery Pack
Battery model
EN-EL9
NP-FW50
Self timer
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Time lapse recording
With downloadable app
Storage type
SD/SDHC card
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots
One
One
Launch price
$375
$548