- 10MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 522g - 124 x 94 x 64mm
- Revealed May 2007
- Old Model is Nikon D50
- Replacement is Nikon D60
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Nikon D40X overview
Nikon D40X is Nikon's Entry-Level DSLR camera first released on May of 2007. It comes with a 10 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 3872 x 2592.
Nikon introduced this camera in order to upgrade the previous Nikon D50 (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the updated Nikon D60 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this model.
The D40X is rated #68 out of 80 in Entry-Level DSLR cameras & all round #604 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. You can check out our Advanced camera finder to get camera ratings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Nikon D40X family
The Nikon D40X is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list underneath.
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D40X vs D406MPAPS-C3.0 fps2006
D40X vs D506MPAPS-C3.0 fps2005
Nikon D40X Gallery
You can view the D40X from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Nikon D40X Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Nikon D40X based on factors which are often seen as essential in a camera.
Nikon D40X Sensor information
The Nikon D40X is run by the Expeed processor. The dimension of the sensor in the Nikon D40X is 23.7mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 370 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 3872 x 2592 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and gives a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be increased digitally to a maximum of 3200. RAW format is supported so the user has more margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the D40X's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The D40X sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon D40X dimensions
Nikon D40X weighs around 1.15 lb (522 grams or 18.41 oz) & has outer size of 124mm x 94mm x 64mm (4.9" x 3.7" x 2.5"). The weight of general Entry-Level DSLR camera is 540 grams so the Nikon D40X is very similar compared with its rivals.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Down below is a shot of the Nikon D40X besides a soft drink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view under will show you the button arrangement on the D40X.
Nikon D40X Lens information
The D40X works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses to pick from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection that will work with the D40X.
Nikon D40X Connectivity
The D40X has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can transfer pictures and usually change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also allow a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
Nikon D40X Video information
Nikon D40X does not record video. In case you are looking for a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not an issue.
Nikon D40X Weather Sealing
Nikon D40X doesn't have weather sealing so damp conditions may ruin the camera.
Nikon D40X Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D40X comes with a 2.5" fixed screen with a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
The View Finder details for Nikon D40X are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- ViewFinder Coverage 95 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.53x
Viewfinders are very handy for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
Nikon D40X Shutter information
Nikon D40X continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon D40X Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon D40X features both built-in flash along with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync is 1/200 sec.
Nikon D40X Autofocusing information
Nikon D40X features both Phase Detect Autofocus plus Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
The AF system comes with 3 focus points to choose from. Nikon D40X includes manual focus when required for low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate focus control.
Nikon D40X Battery life
The typical Entry-Level DSLR camera battery life is 589. Pentax K-x has the highest (1900) battery life for this range of cameras.
Below is a collection of Entry-Level DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
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Nikon D40X for varying types of photography
The following illustration displays a analysis of the Nikon D40X for varying types of photography. To find out more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon D40X Portrait photography advice
The Nikon D40X receives a score of 54 which is reasonable, meaning that it is relatively appropriate to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos together with the ability to work with external lighting.
Nikon D40X as a Street photography camera
Getting a average rating of 59, the Nikon D40X is reasonably suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D40X Sports photography factors
A lousy sports photography points total of 41 means the Nikon D40X is simply not appropriate for photographing sports. A camera really should have good autofocus and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon D40X Travel photography information
Portability is really crucial when selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon D40X gets a reasonable 48 as a travel camera which is relatively adequate to take on your journeys.
Landscape photography with Nikon D40X
When you are planning to choose a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D40X and it's moderate rating of 49 as a landscape camera is relatively adequate among it's rivals.
Nikon D40X Vlogging information
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving display, mic port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the Nikon D40X is simply not appropriate as a vlog camera as it receives a lousy rating of 9.
Nikon D40X Alternatives
If you are looking for replacements to the D40X, here is a selection of the highest rated cameras which fall into the category of Entry-Level DSLR.
The line graph followed below shows you a bird's eye view of the D40X vs it's highest ranked rivals suggested earlier.
There are a bunch of cameras you might consider as alternative options. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.