Nikon D40 Specifications

Nikon D40

Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: 25420 Released: December 1, 2006

General

  • Depth
    2.5 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Total Pixels
    6240000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.7mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    3
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, NEF (RAW)
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Manufacturer
    Nikon Inc.

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-1600
  • Exposure Metering
    3D color matrix II, center-weighted, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    420
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, i-TTL program flash, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    children, close-up, landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Cyanotype, Sepia, Skylight Filter, Warm Filter
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade, sunlight
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/500 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in

Camera Flash

  • Type
    pop-up flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    17
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Lens System

  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 7 elements
  • Optical Zoom
    3 x
  • Lens Series
    G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
  • Lens Aperture
    f/3.5-5.6
  • Min Focal Length
    18 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    55 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    27 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    11 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    manual
  • Group Qty
    5
  • Element Qty
    7
  • Filter Size
    52 mm
  • Lens Included
    AF-S DX 18-55mm lens
  • Features
    ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Certified for Windows Vista
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black
  • Certified for Windows Vista
    Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card
  • Image Storage
    RAW 3008 x 2000 : 65 - with 512MB card
    Fine JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 137 - with 512MB card
    Normal JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 260 - with 512MB card
    Basic JPEG 3008 x 2000 : 503 - with 512MB card
    Fine JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 235 - with 512MB card
    Normal JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 444 - with 512MB card
    Basic JPEG 2256 x 1496 : 839 - with 512MB card
    Fine JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 503 - with 512MB card
    Normal JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 839 - with 512MB card
    Basic JPEG 1504 x 1000 : 1200 - with 512MB card

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Viewfinder Type
    Optical - eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Viewfinder Frames
    Autofocus frame
  • Viewfinder Information
    Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, flash charge completion, aperture, exposure mode, frames-remaining counter

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 5 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, auto power save, cropping an image, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, text input to Exif header

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/500 sec

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Nikon PictureProject

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Nikon EN-EL9
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Header

  • Brand
    Nikon
  • Product Line
    Nikon
  • Model
    D40
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    SLR
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-1600
  • ISO (Max)
    1600
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, NEF (RAW)
  • Interfaces Provided
    USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Cyanotype, Sepia, Skylight Filter, Warm Filter
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec, 20 sec, 5 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Nikon F
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, auto power save, cropping an image, digital noise reduction, histogram display, in-camera red-eye fix, text input to Exif header

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Nikon F

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    3D color matrix II, center-weighted, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    420
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, i-TTL program flash, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    children, close-up, landscape, night portrait, portrait mode, sports mode

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade, sunlight

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL phase detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    3

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    6.1 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    CCD
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.7mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.7 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    6240000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    6100000 pixels

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    5 in
  • Height
    3.7 in
  • Weight
    16.75 oz

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    built-in
  • Diagonal Size
    2.5 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.4 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, PictBridge support, direct print

Optical Viewfinder

  • Type
    eye-level penta-dach mirror
  • Field Coverage
    95%
  • Magnification
    0.8x
  • Dioptric Correction Range
    -1.7 to +0.5
  • Viewfinder Frames
    autofocus frame

CNET Labs' Benchmarks

  • Labs information
    All values are expressed in seconds. Please visit our <ref type="link" url="http://reviews.cnet.com/Labs/4520-6603 7-1014358-1.html">labs information page</ref> for information on how digital cameras are tested.
  • CNET Labs Shutter lag dim
    1.6
  • CNET Labs Wake up time
    0.3
  • CNET Labs Flash shot to shot time
    0.9
  • CNET Labs Raw shot to shot time
    0.6
  • CNET Labs Typical burst speed
    2.6
  • CNET Labs Shot to shot time typical
    0.6

General

  • Manufacturer
    Nikon Inc.

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Nikon D40 (with 18-55mm lens)

Part Number: 25420 Released: Dec 1, 2006
MSRP: $560.00 Low Price: $499.00 See all prices