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Nikon D40 Black 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera w/AF-S DX NIKKOR ED 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II Lens

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  • CCD 6.1 MP
  • 2.5" 230K LCD
  • 200 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
  • Nikon F mount with AF contacts

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Can a digital SLR be easy to operate and affordable? With Nikon's D40, 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 6.1 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 great function you'll 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 D40!

  • newegg 6.1 Megapixel DX-format CCD Sensor The high-performance 6.1 effective megapixel DX-format CCD image sensor produces fine details with vivid, true-to-life colors, perfect for enlargements of up to 16 x 20 inches. More pixels allow picture cropping and enlargement while maintaining great image quality.
  • newegg 2.5-inch High-resolution LCD Monitor The Nikon D40 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 In-camera Image Editing The Nikon D40 features an image Retouch menu that provides versatile in-camera editing functions including D-Lighting, Red-Eye Fix, Image Overlay, Monochrome settings and custom color filter effects to extend your creative reach.
  • 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 D40’s 3-Area AF system and refined algorithms enable fast, precise autofocus and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.
  • newegg AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Kit Lens The AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II kit lens provides a useful zoom range from 18mm to 55mm (35 mm equivalent: 27-82.5mm), great for scenery, portrait and other daily shots. The ED II lens features silent wave motor (SWM) for super-quiet zoom and focus operations.

Learn more about the Nikon Inc D40

Model

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Brand
Nikon
Model
D40

Details

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Color
Black
Package Type
Single Lens Kit

Image Sensor

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Image Sensor
CCD
Image Sensor Size
23.7 x 15.6 mm
Gross Pixels
6.24 MP
Effective Pixels
6.1 MP
Color Filter System
RGB
Resolution
3008 x 2000

White Balance

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

Viewfinder

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Viewfinder Type
Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror
Coverage
Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1
Eyepoint
18mm (-1.0m-1)
Dioptric Adjustment
-1.7 to +0.5m-1
Focusing Screen
Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder Information
Focus indications, AE 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

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LCD
2.5" 230K

Focus

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Focusing Modes
1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF, 3) Dynamic Area AF with Closest Subject Priority
AF Points
3 Points
Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Exposure

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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)
Exposure Compensation
±5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Metering System
TTL full-aperture exposure metering system

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
200 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600

Shutter

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Shutter Type
Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
Shutter Speed
30 to 1/4000 s. in steps of 1/3, bulb
Self-timer
Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s
Remote Control Support
Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)

Flash

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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 SB-400
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

Function

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Shooting Modes
1) Single frame shooting mode, 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 2.5 frames per second, 3) Self-timer mode, 4) Delayed remote mode: 2 s. delay, 5) Quick-response remote mode
Playback
1 frame; Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation
Delete
Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete

Recording System

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File Format
Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
Image Type
Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression,
JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
Recording Media
SD / SDHC Card

Lens

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Compatible Lenses
1) AF-S, AF-I: All functions supported
2) Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus
3) PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in mode M; all other functions supported except autofocus
4) Other AF Nikkor*2/AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
5) Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
Lens Mount
Nikon F mount with AF contacts

Interface

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USB
Yes

Power Source

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Battery
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9

Dimensions & Weight

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Dimensions
Approx. 5.0" x 2.5" x 3.7"
Weight
Approx. 1 lbs. 1oz. without battery, memory card or body cap
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Best deal in digital SLR

Pros: -Great picture quality
-Flash can sync at 1/500 second
-Lightweight and small camera body
-Low cost
-Great battery life, can photograph all day and be near full charge.
-Fairly easy to use, decent menu system
-A real viewfinder
-Decent results at high ISO settings

Cons: -Limited compatibility with older Nikon lenses
-only 6 MP
-Nikon stopped making them recently(get one while you can).

Overall Review: Bottom line: This is the best deal in digital SLRs, if you have some experience with digital cameras it is easy to use. You needn't break the bank, as you can get started for under $500, some point and shoots cost more than the D40! It is higher quality than some of its successors like D60, D3000, D5000. If you want to spend more, like $1,000, go for the D90, which is the next plateau. The 6MP is not as much a limit as you may think, get a 4-8GB SD card and you can store hundreds of shots. Because of this the pixels are larger and will perform better at high ISOs: 800 is decent, 1600 is usable, the lowest (default) is 200. Do set the exposure compensation 0.7 stop underexposed for best results, I find this necessary in almost all cameras though.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Best Entry Level DSLR and then some

Pros: The 6MP is actually an advantage with this DSLR. You get low noise levels at low light situations when the ISO is high, even at 1600 with the right lens. I have had this camera since they came out in 2006 I believe and it still ranks with friends' cameras which are later and more MPs. It has the auto settings for the beginners and then later it allows you to really tweak its settings. For more glowing reviews on this...see Ken Rockwell's views on this camera. Hear from an expert. I am ready to upgrade now after 3 years with this camera but I don't plan on selling it. I am going to keep it. Why? Because I love my little powerhouse.

Cons: Low MPs can be a problem when cropping..although compared to my friend's 10MP camera, we get almost the same results from cropping. It is so good that you are reluctant to upgrade..you don't want to retire it, even with today's latest cameras.

Overall Review: If this is your first DSLR, do not hesitate to buy this...you will not be disappointed. Also see Ken Rockwell's site after you purchase it, to get the most out of your D40. For sample pics...go to flickr and see the pictures produced by this camera.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Family choice!

Pros: Great starter DSLR camera. Woarks great in both professional and in family point-n-shoot modes. Sturdy assembly, ergonomic body and easy controls. Great quality professional product that lasts for a reasonable price.

Cons: No major CONs. Auto focus is slow in poorly lit (i.e. non-professional) setting.
My wife finds it a bit heavy, but still enjoys the results.

Overall Review: Originally recommended to me by a college teacher for the Photography class.
Find a smaller (non-branded) camera bag if you want to take D40 on family outings leaving bulky lens collection at home.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: This is a great 1st digital SLR camera. We have seen a great difference from the quality of pics from our old (point and shoot) power shot. Camera give a wide range of functionality and features to help make your pictures outstanding.

Cons: Would like to see what you are trying to take the picture of show up in the lcd screen prior to shooting it. You have to wait until you have taken the picture to see it on the screen. Not a big deal just a feature they should add.

Overall Review: Great price from NewEgg along with other products at super cheap prices.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing.

Pros: I LOVE this camera. It takes photos that other cameras in this price range can't touch. AND....if you get nice lens, and are competent, you can easily shoot professional quality photos.

Cons: Can't use a compact flash card, but it still works quickly.

Overall Review: A great DSLR all around-- not necessarily only for beginners.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
great start!

Pros: light weight, small, easy functionality, a great starting point for anyone wanting a DSLR, 2.5fps shooting, instant start up wide range and easy setup for any beginner.

Cons: too bad there isnt a higher ISO rating, or higher than 6.1MP, then again it is an entry level camera.

Overall Review: i got this for myself with my first paycheck, im not gonna say im pro cause im always learning but the 6.1MP is perfectly fine for an 8x10 print easily. id like to say this 6MP sensor is perfect, ive taken thousands of shots i wanna say in the neighborhood of 10,000 shots with it and its amazing and easy to use. i got this with the nikkor 18-55mm and 55-200VRmm lenses and also own a sb-600 speedlight flash.

im always learning new tricks and starting to use manual alot more, sometimes AUTO doesnt cut it for me, and someday i hope to upgrade to a D300S someday til then i love my D40. this is def worth the price.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5

Pros: This is such a great camera, I do not regret the day I bought this. Came really fast by mail, and was wrapped up neatly. I am impressed at the shipping. And this is a great dslr beginner camera. :]

Cons: NONE?

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
PERFECT

Pros: Perfect camera for everything i do, from rock climbing to weddings, to everything! crisp pictures, great size for photoshop :) love iT!

Cons: nothing really!

Overall Review: Nikon rox? :D

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