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Nikon D40 with AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II

by Nikon

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  • 6MP DSLR with Max Resolution of 3008 x 2000
  • Large 2.5 inch LCD viewing screen
  • 2.5 fps continuous shooting speed, up to 100 shots
  • SD memory card compatible
  • Compatible with extensive range of lenses and filters

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 12 x 16.5 cm ; 481 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: D40
  • ASIN: B000KIX65S
  • Date first available at 17 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,587 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)


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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

With a superb 18-55mm AF-S DX Nikkor zoom lens, the Nikon D40 is the most affordable digital SLR on the market.

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Incredibly simple to use, incredible results and an incredibly low price – that’s the irresistible new D40. With a superb 18-55mm AF-S DX Nikkor zoom lens, it’s the most affordable digital SLR on the market and it’s probably the easiest to use too. With perfect pictures at the touch of a button and a huge 2.5-in screen to enjoy them on, the D40 is simply Nikon at its best.

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 Quality design, quality build – quality results!

Nikon means quality, and that’s exactly what you get with the D40. Using the same professional quality technology as the acclaimed Nikon D80, including 3D Colour Matrix Metering II, high-precision image-processing algorithms and image-optimising features, you know your pictures will be a cut above the rest.

 6.0 megapixel

The generous six megapixel resolution gives you pin-sharp images even with huge A3 prints!

 2.5 frames per second shooting

Take up to 100 action shots at approx. 2.5 frames per second using Contiuous Shooting Mode.

 Large, bright 2.5-inch LCD screen

Using the D40’s superb features is easy, thanks to the huge 2.5-inch screen, which displays full shooting information and handy access to all your image settings – you can even personalise the display.

 Extraordinary camera, affordable price

With Nikon you’re buying into a premium product – and with the D40 it’s at an amazingly affordable price for a high quality D40 body, plus an incredibly versatile 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 zoom lens for shooting tight portraits, expansive landscapes and everything in between.

 Long-lasting battery

The newly developed Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9 lets you take up to 470 shots in single-frame shooting mode.

VR image stabilization and High ISO - Better Pictures in lower light

 Compact, take-anywhere design

The D40 is small but perfectly formed – as easily hand-held and portable as a compact digital camera, but offering the technological advantages and lens flexibility that only a digital SLR can. Weighing in at less than 500g (ex-battery), it’s light enough to carry anywhere, yet solid enough to stand up to tough conditions and constant use – because with a camera this good, you’ll want to take it everywhere!

Other features include:

  • In-camera image editing
    You’ll love the results from image-camera editing controls such as automatic red-eye correction and D-lighting to banish underexposure. Plus, a handy Help button provides a simple description for each selected function on the main menu – no manual required.

  • Eight Digital Vari-Program Modes
    Optimum settings for a wide range of shooting situations, including Portraits, Child, Landscape, Sports, Close-up and Night Portrait.

  • Four Flash Modes available
    Auto flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync and Rear curtain sync.

  • i-TTL (Through The Lens) technology
    Nikon’s exclusive i-TTL flash control works accurately even with reflective objects in the background. Before each shot, the camera evaluates the scene to calculate ideal lighting and with exvery picture comes a new calculation and ideal exposure.

  • Retouch menu
    Lets you edit and enhance your pictures easily in the camera with seveal colour filter effects, or use black-and-white or sepia tone. Simply apply to your images with even more interesting options in the menu.

  • Broad ISO sensitivity range
    ISO sensitivity can be set from 200 all the way to 1600, enabling beautiful images in many challenging low-light situations without using a flash.

  • USB connection
    Connect easily to your computer using the USB cable. The supplied PictureProject software can then be used to load photographs to your computer where they can be organised, retouched and printed.

  • Fast, 0.18 second start-up

Box Contains

  • Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • Quick Charger
  • USB Cable
  • PictureProject Software
  • Rubber Eyecup
  • Camera Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cap
  • Accessory Shoe Cap
  • User Manuals

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    456 of 461 people found the following review helpful By AJR on 28 Feb 2008
    As most other reviews have said, this camera is great value and produces excellent quality pictures.

    Before buying, I was still a bit uncertain about the megapixels argument. Camera makers' advertisements seemed to be saying 10 is significantly better than six. But photographers seemed to be saying, "Take no notice, it makes no difference for the amateur."

    So I looked at it this way. A 6 Mp camera produces shots around 3000 pixels long by 2000 wide (3000 multiplied by 2000 equals six million). A 10 Mp camera produces shots of around 3800 x 2590.

    This means the D40 can produce prints at 300 dots per inch that are 10 inches long, whereas the 10 Mp camera can produce prints at the same resolution that are around 12.95 inches long. The difference of less than three inches isn't that significant for me since I hardly ever print above 10 inches anyway. So I went ahead and ordered one.

    After I got the camera, to test out the practicalities of the argument, I took a portrait picture and cropped the original - the result happened to be reduced to 2000 x 1500, or three megapixels. I then had it enlarged to 10 inches by eight. The result was stunningly pin-sharp. And that's from just three megapixels. I know readers aren't going to be completely convinced without being able to see the print themselves. But, as it happened, I also had another 10x8 print made at the same time. This one was taken by a professional wedding photographer with a £1,400 Canon 5D plus probably an equally expensive lens. The file I sent to the developer was 13 megapixels, compared with the three megapixels from the cropped D40 image. So, same processor, almost certainly using the same processing machine at the same time. And the result?
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    934 of 946 people found the following review helpful By M. Biel on 5 July 2007
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    After many hours searching for the "best" DSLR in the market, i came across the Nikon D40. Firstly, however i must say that if you are planning on buying a DSLR, buy it for your own personal needs, and try not to be influenced by anyone elses.

    Ok so onto the review. The most important thing ill start with first is the image quality. The Nikon D40 produces EXCELLENT images in good light, and if you can compensate for bad lighting conditions with the Manual setting or flash then you can get equally great results. My first few shots were really sharp, and you can really notice the difference in quality, especially if you have just moved from a compact camera to a DSLR. Whenever you say "6 megapixels" to anyone, they usually say "oh.." quite sympathetically, but with the Nikon sensor and 3D matrix metering system there really isnt any difference from say, the Nikon D40X that is also on the market at a more expensive price, despite having 10 MPX.

    For £328.00 in my opinion it was a bargain, because as an amateur i needed to start at the beginning, but with the Nikon D40 it allows you to progress from a novice, to an expert in months with all the detailed features the camera possesses. If your a "novice" then the camera has numerous inbuilt modes to suit the occassion, no tweaking needed. However, like me, if you like to be "experimental" with your photography the camera certainly allows you to be, with spectacular results in modes such as Shutter & Aperture Priority, Program mode and Manual.

    Aesthetically, the camera looks great. Its slightly wider than the Canon EOS 400D, which is a good thing, and for me (someone with medium sized hands) it sat perfectly in my hands with no problem.
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    171 of 173 people found the following review helpful By M. Godenho on 4 Jun 2007
    So you've decided to step up into the big bad world of digital SLR cameras?!

    Then look no further than this camera. Any DSLR is a big investment so make sure you shop around and know what you're buying. Go into shops and pick them all'll be amazed how some cameras have a better feel than others...and this D40 is one of the better ones out there.

    Couple this with it's convenient size and weight and you have the perfect camera. I wasn't going to buy a SLR because I always thought they were too bulky. But try this one.

    If you're a seasoned pro photographer then this camera is probably not for you. It might make an ideal 2nd camera for a pro but this is really aimed at first time SLR users.

    The price is excellent too! OK so it only has 6 megapixels compared to most of the new SLR's that have 10. But consider the fact that with this camera you can easily blow up to A4 or even A3 with little or no noticeable difference...and on top of that (and most importantly) you're saving around £150, it's a no brainer. This is one of the best cameras out there.

    The quality is amazing. And if you've never used a SLR just set it to AUTO and shoot away. When you're ready to start playing with ISO, exposure etc then this D40 help you into this arena. It basically grows with you. You can fully use it manually or not. The choice is yours.

    Some other cameras have rubbish kit lenses, but this one is actually ok and will do the job fine. I researched for over 6 months trying to decide which camera to buy. I've taken over 1000 photos with this and I think it's the best.
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