At A Glance

The D40 is a great value: Its help system offers solid learning tools, yet the camera doesn't skimp on advanced features.

Manufacturer’s Description

  • Extraordinary Nikon Image Quality
  • Easy Operation with Intuitive Controls
  • Nikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever! At just over 16 ounces
  • Fast Startup with Instant Shutter Response
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options
  • High-performance 6.1megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • New advanced HELP menu system with Assist Images
  • Fast, accurate 3-Area Autofocus
  • Image Optimization Options
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control
  • Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder
  • Automatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program Modes
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II

The Specs

Battery Information
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 6.1 Megapixels
Image Sensor Type CCD
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/4000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Corporation
UPC Code 018208254200
Manufacturer Part Number 25420
Brand Name Nikon
Product Name D40 Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information
  • Extraordinary Nikon Image Quality
  • Easy Operation with Intuitive Controls
  • Nikon's Smallest Digital SLR Ever! At just over 16 ounces
  • Fast Startup with Instant Shutter Response
  • Includes 3x 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • Shoot at up to 2.5 frames per second
  • 2.5-inch color LCD monitor with 3 colorful display options
  • High-performance 6.1megapixel Nikon DX format CCD imaging sensor
  • In-Camera Image Editing
  • New advanced HELP menu system with Assist Images
  • Fast, accurate 3-Area Autofocus
  • Image Optimization Options
  • Built-in Speedlight with i-TTL automatic flash control
  • Bright, accurate SLR viewfinder
  • Automatic exposure with 8 Digital-Vari Program Modes
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Product Model D40
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Minimum Focus Distance 19.69
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • D40 Digital SLR Camera
  • 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
  • EN-EL9 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-23 Quick Charger
  • UC-E4 USB Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • DK-16 Rubber Eyecup
  • Camera Strap
  • BF-1A Body Cap
  • DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cap
Network & Communication
GPS No
Physical Characteristics
Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
Height 3.7"
Width 5"
Depth 2.5"
Weight (Approximate) 16.96 oz
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type SLR
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year

Performance

Performance (New)
Exposure Good
Color Good
Sharpness Poor
Distortion Fair
Performance
Image Quality, Sharpness 33.8
Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 49.3
Image Quality, Color 56.4
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 61.5
Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 49.6
Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 49.3
Image Quality, Color--Auto 51.3
Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
Image Quality, Exposure 49.5
Number of Shots 500.0
Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 61.5
Image Quality, Distortion 59.3
Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 72.5
Image Quality, Overall 52.3
Number of Batteries 1
Image Quality Score Very Good