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Nikon D40X Digital SLR 10.2MP Camera

The Nikon D40X Digital SLR Camera is a sister camera to the fashionable 6.1 MP Nikon D40 digital SLR, sharing a lot of similar features and mainly geared at first time users moving from a 35mm SLR, or upgrading from a consumer type digital camera into the world of digital SLR photography. Both the Nikon D40 and Nikon D40x DSLR Camera use a standard F-mount lens support. Thanks to this, auto-focus will only function properly with AF-S and AF-I lenses. Although the Nikon D40X and the Nikon D40 share the same body design, the main differences between the Nikon D40 and the Nikon D40X include:

  • The Nikon D40X offers 10.2 MP resolution compared to 6.1MP on the D40
  • The D40x offers a continuous shooting rate of 3fps versus 2.5 fps with the Nikon D40
  • The D40 X offers an ISO sensitivity range from 100-1600 ISO and Hi-1, D40 ISO range starts at ISO 200
  • The Nikon D40X offers a flash sync speed of 1/200 sec versus 1/500 sec with the Nikon D40

Nikon D40X Digital SLR 10.2MP Camera

Designed for a broad series of customers, from beginners to advanced amateur enthusiasts, the Nikon D40X digital SLR will permit photographers to easily adopt D-SLR technology and commence building a system that will bring ongoing enjoyment in the future.

To make the Nikon D40X even lighter Nikon has removed the AF motor from the camera body so that unlike the Nikon D80 digital SLR the Nikon D40X and the D40 only offer AF operation with Nikon's AF-S type lenses.

Nikon D40X Digital SLR 10.2MP Camera Side View

The Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera powers up in a mere 0.18 second and reacts immediately to take up to 520 images for each battery charge. Nikon's user-friendly menu system characteristics built-in help menus and eight scene-optimized, pre-set modes to effortlessly set up the camera. Special in-camera image editing features permits you adjust images without the need for a computer. High ISO 1600 sensitivity make possible low-light shooting, while D-Lighting brightens dark pictures. Image Trim allows for original cropping and easy e-mailing. The Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera is compatible with all of Nikon's AF-S and AF-I Nikkor lenses and supports the optional ultra-compact SB-400 Speed light flash.

The Nikon D40X mode dial features eight handy Digital Vari-Program selections that automatically regulate settings, including ISO-equivalent sensitivity, white balance, sharpening, tone (contrast), colour, saturation and hue for results that match the intended shot.

Selections include Auto, Flash Off, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, and Night Portrait. The Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera offers a shutter speed range from 30 to 1/4,000 sec.

The Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera is designed so that the moving parts such as the shutter and quick-return mirror produce very little of the dust and particles associated with mechanical wear of new parts inside a camera

The Nikon D40x Digital SLR Camera presents a "Dust Off" feature with the optional Nikon Capture NX software that allows you to formulate the dust on the sensor and have the software remove it automatically.

New compact rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL9 and MH-23 battery charger developed specifically for the Nikon D40x Digital SLR Cameras.