Nikon’s D40; “Mini” D-SLR At An Affordable Price

Specifications

Nikon Digital SLR Camera D40
Printed in Japan Code No. 6CE60205 (0611A)K
Type of Camera: Single-lens reflex digital camera
Effective Pixels: 6.1 million
Image Sensor: RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million
Image Size: (pixels) 3,008 x 2,000 [L], 2,256 x 1,496 [M], 1,504 x 1,000 [S]
ISO Sensitivity: 200 to 1,600 in steps of 1 EV with additional setting one step over 1600
Storage Media: SD memory card, SDHC compliant
Storage System: Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant
File System: Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF
White Balance: Auto (TTL white-balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning and preset white balance
LCD Monitor: 2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment
Playback Function: 1 frame; Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show; Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation
Delete Function: Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete
Video Output: NTSC or PAL
Interface USB: Mass Storage and PTP selectable
Text Input: Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi selector; stored in Exif header
Compatible Lenses: *1 Nikon F mount with AF coupling and AF contacts Type G or D AF Nikkor
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
*1. IX Nikkor lenses can not be used
*2. Excluding lenses for F3AF
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
Viewfinder: Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.7 to +0.5m-1)
Eyepoint: 18mm (-1.0m-1)
Focusing Screen: Type B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets
Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 95% (vertical/horizontal)
Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.8x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-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
Autofocus: TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 530 autofocus module with AF-assist
(range approximately 1ft. 8in.-9ft. 10in.); Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100
at 68°F)
Lens Serve: 1) Autofocus (AF): Instant single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status, 2) Manual focus (M)
Focus Area: Can be selected from 3 focus areas
AF Area Modes: 1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF, 3) Dynamic Area AF with Closest Subject Priority
Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure 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
Exposure Metering Range: 1) 0 to 20 EV (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering), 2) 2 to 20 EV (spot
metering)
Exposure Modes: 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
Exposure Lock: Exposure locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button
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
Shutter: Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter, 30 to 1/4000 s. in steps of 1/3, bulb
Sync Contact: X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500 s.
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 Sync: Modes , , , : Auto, auto with red-eye reduction; fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight: Auto, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction; slow sync and slow sync with red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight, Fill-flash and red-eye reduction available with optional Speedlight P, A: Fill-flash, rear-curtain with slow sync, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction S, M: Fill-flash, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction
Built-in Flash: Auto flash with auto pop-up P/S/A/M: Manual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, ft.): approx. 55/39 (manual full 59/42)
Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Accessory Shoe: Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with sync, signal, and ground contacts and safety lock
Self-timer: Electronically controlled timer with duration of 2, 5, 10 or 20 s.
Remote Control: Via Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)
Power Sourc: One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9; charging voltage (Quick Charger MH-23): 7.4V DC, AC Adapter EH-5 (available separately; requires optional AC Adapter Connector EP-5)
Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO1222)
Dimensions: (W x D x H) Approx. 5.0 x 2.5 x 3.7 in.
Weight: Approx. 1lb. 1oz. without battery, memory card or body cap
Supplied Accessories: * Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL9, Quick Charger MH-23, USB Cable UC-E4, PictureProject, Rubber Eyecup DK-16, Camera Strap, Body Cap BF-1A, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Accessory Shoe Cap BS-1
Optional Accessories: Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro, AC Adapter Connector EP-5, AC Adapter EH-5, Video Cable EG-D100, Semi-Soft Case CF-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600/SB-400/R1C1
*Supplied accessories may differ depending on country or area.
The following SD memory cards have been tested and approved for use in the D40:
· SanDisk 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB*1, 4GB*1,2
· Toshiba 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB*1
· Panasonic 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB*1, 4GB*1,2
· Lexar 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB*1
*1. If card will be used with card reader or other device, check that device supports 2GB and 4GB cards.
*2. SDHC compliant. If card will be used with card reader or other device, check that device supports SDHC.
Memory Card Capacity and Image Quality/Size:
The following table shows the approximate number of pictures that can be stored on a 512MB Panasonic Pro HIGH SPEED memory card at different image quality and size settings.

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