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Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm Lens - Black (10.2MP)

by Nikon
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • 10.2 megapixel DX format image sensor for detailed high-resolution images that are ideal for enlargements
  • Kit includes the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens 135 equivalent of 25.5-82.5mm zoom lens
  • Near-instant 0.18s start-up time
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Bright and clear viewfinder with 0.8x magnification for precise composition
  • Razor-sharp 3-area Autofocus
  • Nikon 3D Colour Matrix Metering II for ideal exposures in almost any lighting condition
  • 100 1600 ISO broad sensitivity range for beautiful images in low-light
  • Large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor makes it a pleasure to review and edit your shots
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery: take up to 520 shots in single-frame shooting mode (CIPA standards)
  • 8 Digital Vari-Programs automatically optimise the camera settings to produce great results in any condition
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Nikon D5200 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit - Black (24.1 MP) 3.0 inch LCD Nikon D5200 Digital SLR with 18-55mm VR II Compact Lens Kit - Black (24.1 MP) 3.0 inch LCD
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 12.6 x 9.4 cm ; 499 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: VBA170KU01
  • ASIN: B000O0WKUE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,324 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Manufacturer's Description

The D40X is a lightweight and portable camera that proves that it can be both incredibly simple and tremendous fun to shoot images with a Nikon digital SLR. You only need to turn on the camera's AUTO mode, look through the clear, bright viewfinder and shoot. The D40X responds fast so you can capture moments as they unfold, and its 10.2 megapixel resolution and world-class Nikkor lens deliver consistently sharp, vibrant images.

The Help menus are available at the press of a button and work like a built-in instruction manual, with advice and directions for every camera setting. With every feature, button and menu designed to work together for a smooth, seamless performance, the D40X will bring out the best in you and your images

The D40X Zoom Kit includes the new AF-S DX 18-55mm II wideangle Nikkor zoom lens. This versatile lens is ideal for interior shots, group shots and breathtaking landscapes.

Product Description

The D40X is a lightweight and portable camera that proves that it can be both incredibly simple and tremendous fun to shoot images with a Nikon digital SLR. You only need to turn on the cameras AUTO mode, look through the clear, bright viewfinder and shoot. The D40X responds fast so you can capture moments as they unfold, and its 10.2 megapixel resolution and world-class Nikkor lens deliver consistently sharp, vibrant images. The Help menus are available at the press of a button and work like a built-in instruction manual, with advice and directions for every camera setting. With every feature, button and menu designed to work together for a smooth, seamless performance, the D40X will bring out the best in you and your images.


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84 of 84 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 9 May 2007
I finally took the plunge and abandoned film and I'm not regretting it. This camera is everything a serious amateur needs in a DSLR - get it out of the box, charge the battery, set to auto and off you go. But read the thick instruction manual and you'll soon find that the flexibility of the manual settings and the ability to do everything and more a top-end film SLR can do will get your creative juices going! I upgraded to the excellent 18-135mm AFS zoom, to give a bit more range and reduce the need to keep changing lenses which can cause dust to get inside onto the sensor. In RAW format the 10.2M sensor produces files of 9Mbytes, so get yourself a decent SD card - I went for the Transcend 2Gbyte 150X which is really good value for money and fully compatible. I disagree with the other reviewer - in fact a whole range of legacy Nikon lenses can be used, you just won't get autofocus with them.
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56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better in some ways than the D80 31 Oct 2007
I have a D80 and a D40X, and I am probably going to sell the D80, the D40 is smaller, lighter and just as quick in operation, the image quality is identical, actually the JPEGS straight from the camera are actually nicer from the D40X, more consumer friendly and require less or no post processing, and the big big advantage of the D40X over the D80 is the metering.

In my opinion the matrix metering on the D80 is rubbish, the camera is excellent in every other respect, but the quirky metering leads to way too many overexposed shots, I dont/cant use matrix metering on the D80, most require between -0.3 to -0.7 EV compensation even in evenly lit situations....Oh Joy oh Joy, this seems to be completely resolved on the D40X with great reliable metering, I have experienced no issues, the D40X metering is consistent hooray !!

If you are happy with the D40(X) viewfinder (which is good but even better on the D80)...are not worried about no AF motor for older lenses (dont even worry about it if you dont know what this means), then save yourself at least 200 and get the D40X...or even consider the even cheaper D40 (theres not much between the two for image quality)

Oh and the kit 18-55 lens is really pretty good with little distortion at wide angle.... Most people need not go to the expense of the D80 (which is an excellent camera please dont misunderstand me) in my opinion, highly recommended
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97 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the price, this camera is amazing... 8 Sep 2007
Having been an enthusiastic (old style, but highest quality) SLR user for many years and having then switched to several digital compacts, from the disappointingly basic (circa 2000) through to the brilliant latest versions (in my case, a 7.0 megapixel Panasonic Lumix), I was intrigued when a professional photographer friend said I should check out the new generation of low cost digital SLRs and, in particular, the Nikon D40x... you'll enjoy it she said... and she wasn't wrong.

First off, the price was only 150 or so more than a top end compact with the same 10 megapixel rating and, in the shop, it turned out to be smaller and much lighter than the old, dramatically more expensive SLRs I used to lug around... so, worth the plunge?

A resounding yes, not only does it deliver the most beautiful, high quality photos but the control options over virtually all aspects of shot selection, including a powerful built in flash unit, are quite incredible - far better and much, much more comprehensive than I'd expected - with the ever present, wholly effective, compact-style "point & shoot" option if you can't be bothered. Plus, you get a large preview screen and extensive "in camera" editing features that allow a wide range of post-shot manipulation if you don't have access to your PC. Just amazing... everything, plus a huge amount more, that I got from my previous SLRs.

Could it get any better?
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Camera But Be Cautious 31 Oct 2007
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This is an excellent Nikon camera. A word of warning though, check before buying that it has a Nikon warranty. The camera arrived promptly from purelygadgets. There was no Nikon warranty enclosed. It gets worse. The camera could not be registered on the Nikon EU/UK website. Why one may wonder? The camera registration number was not recognised. Unless made for the UK market registration is not possible. Without the Nikon warranty or registration, should a fault emerge in the camera you would have to depend upon purelygadget's 18 month warranty. But that is not Nikon who provide a two year warranty, with an option to purchase an extended warranty. Had I known these facts in advance, I would not have bought the camera from purelygadgets.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm .... I do agree ... 17 Mar 2008
..with most of the reviews. No wonder Nikon has discontinued this amazing camera. It must have hit sales of the D80 hard, maybe even the D200? This really is an 'all things to all men (& women) camera, or very nearly at least. Amateur/beginner, point and shoot and off you go, serious amateur, maybe switching from film SLR? This is the camera for you, semi-pro (part time doing Weddings etc) this camera will do the job provided your customer doesn't want 12 x 16 or 16 x 20 enlargements. This is like going back to my old Bronica SQA days (not that anything will really compare with that beauty). Wedding photographers in the real world sorry, this will get me into trouble, know that the key to premier wedding photos is composition and being able to command a large group of people in a stressful situation. The photography itself? Shoot everything at F8, 60th of a second and use fill in flash - pressing the shutter is the easy bit. That used to be a problem but the D40x 'talks' to my Nikon flash and gets it right every time. Doesn't look professional enough for a wedding? Oh yes it does, get a battery holder, a big lens and an off-camera quality flash gun and it looks the business. OK, it doesn't have a lot of the D80/D200 gizmos but everything is there in the menus. Maybe not quite as convenient as on camera controls but, if you're an amateur you'll likely have the time to set everything up, if you're experienced, you'll be using manual or shutter/aperture priority so it's eminently do-able. You can tell I'm impressed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beginners' SLR camera.
I've recently started using this, as an introduction to SLR cameras. Nikon is a brand which I have been impressed by in the past, using my Nikon Coolpix S220 Digital Camera - Aqua... Read more
Published on 16 Sep 2011 by Flickering Ember
5.0 out of 5 stars I Have Finally Realised How Good It Is...
I recently attended a 2 day indoor event to which I intended to take both my D300 and D90 camera bodys however due to space limitation in my camera bag so I settled on my D90 and... Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2011 by T. Maidens
5.0 out of 5 stars very good choice if moving up to SLR
I had been dreaming of owning an SLR camera ever since my first husband ran off with my prized Minolta SLR some 20 years ago - filter lenses and all accessories too! Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2011 by Ms. Riane Revah
5.0 out of 5 stars small camera,light, makes great pics,
This camera is made for people they look for a light camera to carry everywhere. I photographed also with a Nikon D3, but it is heavy. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2010 by Andreas Licht
1.0 out of 5 stars Lack of staying power
This was my first digital SLR and when I first got it about a year ago it was great. However, the door for the SD card is easily broken and was! Read more
Published on 23 Mar 2009 by Mrs. C. L. Dickens
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed
This camera is only for the amateur that wants something a bit better than a point and shoot.
It does deliver lovely clear pictures but..... Read more
Published on 30 Jan 2009 by Martin Webster
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible
Ok it gets 2 stars for being easy to use and it's ability to take good pictures.

Other than that this is a horrific camera. Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2008 by Ricolas
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect
Credentials: I'm an amateur who has been using conventional SLRs for 30+ years and using a compact digital (Canon Ixus 500) for about 4 years. Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2008 by Derbyshire Birdwatcher
3.0 out of 5 stars Boxed with French, no SD card
Just repacked it. Looks good, just. User manual is in French, the waranty from Neitherlands (but i hope it works in world wide).
Published on 5 Mar 2008 by R. Gasparavicius
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but consider the 18-135mm kit lens
Just briefly, after several years of compact digital, I reverted to my SLR roots with the D40x. I'm very pleased with the image quality, compactness/lightweight (for an SLR), and... Read more
Published on 5 Feb 2008 by Milo
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