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Nikon D40x Black 10.2 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

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  • CCD 10.2 MP
  • 2.5" 230K LCD
  • 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
  • Nikon F Bayonet Mount

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Can a digital SLR be easy to operate and affordable? With Nikon's D40x, yes it can and it can be more! It is a compact little camera which gives you stunning images with its state of the art 10.1 MP resolution. Designed to be easy to use, you get professional quality photographs without having to fool with all of the complex equations. The automated Digital Vari Program takes the guesswork out of photography!

The lens that comes with the camera is a 52mm, with a focal length range of 18 to 55mm. With this wonderful lens and a body full of great functions you will get wonderful photographs full of the sharp images you are looking for. Take this on vacation, to the family reunion or to the playground, to record days you will want to remember years from now.

Where ever you go, what ever you do, a great camera is an excellent addition to your packing. Splashing along the white beaches of Florida, or driving the Blue Ridge Parkway during the Fall, you will get the beautiful, colorful pictures you crave, without the complications of heavy, multi-step cameras can give. You will get what you want with the lightweight, easy-to-use Nikon D40x!

  • newegg High-performance 10.2 Megapixel CCD Nikon’s 10.2 megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor produces pictures with vivid color and sharp detail, perfect for enlargements of up to 24 x 36 inches. More pixels allow picture cropping and enlargement while maintaining great image quality.
  • newegg 2.5-inch High-resolution LCD Monitor The Nikon D40x features a large 2.5" LCD monitor with a 230,000 pixel resolution for easy use of the menu, identification of onscreen icons and adjustments of settings. Magnify your image preview at up to 19 times and navigate through menus with large type fonts!
  • newegg Nikon Flash Technology Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control system quickly evaluates and calculates each scene’s ideal lighting for outstanding results. The built-in Speedlight delivers soft, natural light for beautifully exposed images in various situations.
  • newegg Fast and Accurate 3-Area Autofocus Inherited from advanced Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D40x’s 3-Area AF system and refined algorithms enable fast, precise autofocus and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.

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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 mm
Gross Pixels
10.75 MP
Effective Pixels
10.2 MP
3872 x 2592

White Balance

White Balance
Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor); six manual modes with fine tuning and preset white balance


Viewfinder Type
Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type
Approximately 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m-1
Viewfinder Information
Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, shutter speed, aperture value, exposure/exposure compensation indicator, exposure mode, flash output level compensation, exposure compensation, number of remaining exposures, flash-ready indicator

LCD Monitor

2.5" 230K
Brightness Adjustment


Focus Type
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM530 autofocus module with AF-assist (range approximately 0.5-3.0m/1ft. 8in.-9ft. 10in.)


Exposure Control
Digital Vari-program (Auto, Auto [Flash Off], Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close Up, Night Portrait), Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture-Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Metering System
3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering

1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); Color Matrix Metering II (other CPU lenses); metering performed by 420-segment RGB sensor; 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame; 3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area
ISO Sensitivity
100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600


Shutter Type
Mechanical and CCD electronic shutter


Flash Mode
Auto, Portrait, Child and Close Up modes: 1) Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight; 2) Night portrait mode: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight; 3) Landscape, Sport mode: Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight; 4) P, A: Fill flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction; 5) S, M: Fill flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Flash Control
1) TTL: TTL flash control by 420-segment RGB sensor, i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR available when CPU lens is used with built-in flash, SB-800, SB-600 and T041; 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens; 3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27 and 22s; 4) Range-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV


Full frame
Thumbnail (4 or 9 or 16 segments)
Shooting data
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation

Recording System

Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card


Lens Mount
Nikon F Bayonet Mount



Power Source

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack

Dimensions & Weight

Approximately 5.0" x 2.5" x 3.7"
Approximately 1lbs., 1oz. without battery, memory card or body cap
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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  • Justin K.
  • 8/3/2009 9:46:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDefective

Pros: Got shipped in a few days.. nothing too exciting. Can't tell you anything about the camera, because it was defective and didn't work.

Cons: I receieved the camera, opened it up, charged the battery, put my lens on and turned it on and nothing happened.. i tried resetting it.. nothing happened.

It was defective. Ok that's fine.. lets file an RMA.. got the RMA but, turns out, that there's none left in stock but NOBODY TOLD ME so all I am getting is a refund instead of a new camera.. and I couldn't figure out how to print out the UPS shipping label (I figured out now.. but it's too late) so it actually cost me 10 bucks to ship the defective camera back to them!

Pretty burned up about it, but what can you do. I'm going to try another refurb from another camera dealer and we'll see what happens..

I am a loyal newegg customer too, I just felt like I got the runaround on this camera.

Other Thoughts: I hope anyone else ordering this takes this into account and, hopefully yours wont be defective, but if it is, be prepared for possibly getting the runaround.

Good luck out there.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/19/2009 4:39:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy first SLR training camera

Pros: As most people would say, its a good DSLR if you are learning. Simple interface and you can even customize it.

Cons: I really didnt think or notice it at first, but sometimes there are random dots of color in the picture; mostly noticable on dark or night shots. Defective? Dead pixel? You dont see it when you resize the image smaller though, so its not that big of a deal. Its also somewhat heavy to me when a lens is attached, but not sure how else they could make it lighter.

Other Thoughts: After I learn more about photography and all the settings, I will purchase a more recent Nikon model. Wish DSLR cameras were this cheap when I took photography class almost a decade ago. Ill never go back to film; darkrooms smell funny.

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  • Sandeep K.
  • 7/18/2009 10:46:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNikon D40X camera body

Pros: Excellent small camera, good deal of functionality especially if you are moving up from point & shoot models.

Cons: I received a defective unit which was very disappointing. The body was like new condition, and after charging the battery and putting on a lens and a memory card the test shots were great. Turned off the camera and the memory card access light started to blink, and blink and blink. After a couple of hours of blinking the battery was dead. Tried couple of different memory cards, the camera could use them fine, but the unit I got seemed to have some type of internal problem that makes the battery go dead. My is being RMA'ed back. I have been buying stuff from Newegg for years and not had something like this show up.

Other Thoughts: YMMV, I recommend this camera, but not as a questionable reconditioned unit. If you can buy it new with the full Nikon warranty, it will probably be a good camera for you.

I have another unit of the D40X with thousands on shots on it without any problems, so I can't see why a product that should be "Reconditioned to factory specs" should have such a problem.

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  • William R.
  • 4/23/2009 11:43:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo Far, So Good!

Pros: Flawless camera! I was surprised when I opened the box and didn't see a single scratch, mark, etc on the camera anywhere. As far as I'm concerned, this thing is new.

Cons: Only a 90 day warranty. I wish Nikon offered a minimum of 6 months, but for this price, I am willing to take the risk.

Other Thoughts: This is a backup camera to my D200. I wanted something that I could travel with better and wasn't quite as expensive. This camera is very small and much lighter than my D200 and will be much easier to tote around. I just got it a few hours ago. Charged, the battery, slapped a memory card and lens on and started snapping away...I'm extremely satisfied with the results thus far. I'll keep my fingers crossed...Planning a trip to the aquarium tomorrow with my daughter where I'll give it a real workout. Hope I don't have any issues!

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  • Mark P.
  • 4/21/2009 7:39:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlmost perfect

Pros: This is a pro camera and I can't believe there are any of these bad boys left. You have to have a good understanding of dslrs for this bad boy, but is you do and are in the market for a dslr you can't beat the price point.

Cons: You need the nikon motorized lenses to do autofocus, so figure on dropping 300 on a good lense, but if your serious enough to buy a Dslr you know they are an investment. Also there is no live view, but I rarely use it, so no biggie,

Other Thoughts: over all, If someone is looking into getting into photography, this is the least expensive way. NIkon means quality and the lenses are compatible with most nikons, so you are really deciding on the brand here. I would say Canon is a bit better, but outrageously priced, so the choice is up to you.

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  • Eng O.
  • 4/19/2009 6:20:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsAll Front Focus?

Pros: I got what I believe is the same "reconditioned" D40x body from elsewhere for $227+$16 shipping. For the first couple days, the camera was flawless, not a scratch, everything functioned as it should. I can't believe I essentially bought a brand new 10MP DSLR for that low price, albeit that it can only autofocus AFS lenses.

Cons: Then my euphoria came crashing down upon testing the focus calibration with my 70-200/2.8 AFS lens. It had severe front focus, meaning when I autofocus on a subject's face, the sharpest point of the picture is actually several inches in front of the face. And this will happen practically with every lens and in every situation. And people with more expensive "professional" cameras can say "look my picture is sharper than your $227 camera...", wonder if this is how they can charge more money for the "more professional" cameras because it does not have the front focus problem?

Luckily for me, I know how to calibrate cameras from fixing my D100 and D70 in the past. The right ratio for the perfect calibration is 1:2 meaning having twice as much in-focus distance at the back than in front. My D40x came with a ratio of 5:2. After half hour, its all fix, now I have a "perfect" camera, with less than 300 shutter actuations.

Other Thoughts: I really like the size of this cemera. After handling monsters like D1H and D2x, D40x is even smaller than D50.

I still wonder if they would claim that my front focus problem was fine because it was "within spec". Of course, the spec for the more professional (read "expensive") cameras are tighter than this "amateur" camera....

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  • Noah D.
  • 4/7/2009 5:08:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat pictures, if it turns on

Pros: Crisp, amazing photos. Camera zips through functions like reviewing and zooming photos. Very fast feature set. Able to edit photos right on the camera.

Cons: It won't turn on properly. When I received the camera, I charged the battery completely, then prepared to be amazed. Upon inserting the battery, I turned the switch to "on" and nothing happened. The only way I was able to get it to turn on was to insert the battery while the switch was in the "on" position. This technique only works once though. Essentially, you would have to remove and insert the battery every time you wanted to turn the camera on. It was obviously defective and I'm RMA'ing and trying to get a replacement that works. Wish me luck. I'll post another review when I get the second camera.

Other Thoughts: The 18-55mm lens for this camera is cool and available all over the internet.

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  • mark l.
  • 4/1/2009 6:43:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRMA

Pros: Shipping was fast, packaging was good, item was just exactly how it was described.

Cons: got it put my lens on it, right away got a shutter release error. has to RMA it hopefully i get one that works

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  • Stephen W.
  • 3/25/2009 6:48:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDisapointed but optimistic

Pros: Well packaged, looks like new. Can't beat the price.

Cons: unfortunately I received a defective product. I know this can happen with a refurb, but it is very disappointing. I was going to take this on a trip and had to reorder with rush and overnight to try to get it on time.

Other Thoughts: Time will tell on how the RMA works, or if I will get the other camera I ordered in time.

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  • Raymond H.
  • 3/23/2009 4:01:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Deal!

Pros: This camera is absolutely perfect for the serious novice photographer. Takes amazing pics, simple to use, everything you need and nothing you don't need. It has most of the photographic technology of the D60 with the simple user controls of the D40 - perfect

Cons: None if you know what you're getting. Yes it requires AFS lenses, and no it doesn't do everything a D700 does, for this price - are you kidding?

Other Thoughts: I picked up a new 18-105 VR AFS Nikon lens from the D90 kit. You can get a great deal on these lenses and they come with a five year warranty. This camera/lens combo is phenominal. Get this camera at this price before it's gone.

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