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Nikon D40 Review.
According to Nikon from 2006 this camera has
Outstanding picture quality with a design that’s easy for everyone.
The lightest, most compact Nikon digital SLR ever, featuring intuitive controls and an ergonomically designed operation that even first-time SLR users can enjoy.
I agree this camera is good for beginners and amateurs even now in 2019.
I have been reading blog posts where people are asking and talking about if this camera can be used now in 2018 – 2019 my experience is the more you know about DSLR camera the easier it is to use one, even if the camera is old the Nikon D40 can be used for most stuff, but I would probably never use this camera for a professional photo shoot.
Image file size.
Still Images Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (Baseline Compliant)
Megapixels 6.1 – DX Format.
(L) 3,008 x 2,000
(M) 2,256 x 1,496
(S) 1,504 x 1,000
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. 1/3 – Bulb.
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec. 1/3 – 1/2 – 1
Continuous Shooting 2.5 fps
Flash Sync Speed Up to 1/500 sec.
One SD Card Slot – MAX 32GB – Read more.
With 32GB SD Card I can take 4.1K RAW photos.
Viewfinder Frame Coverage 95 % (Approx.)
Lens Compatibility – Read full lens review for D40 here.
AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus
Compatible Lenses AF-S, AF-I: All Functions Supported.
AF-D lenses – Read full lens review here.
IX NIKKOR Lenses Cannot be Used.
Non-CPU: Can be used in mode M, but Exposure Meter does not Function; Electronic Rangefinder can be used if Maximum Aperture is f/5.6 or Faster.
Non-CPU lenses – Read full lens review here.
Other AF NIKKOR/AI-P NIKKOR (Excluding lenses for F3AF): All Functions Supported Except Autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II.
Other Type G or D AF Nikkor: All Functions Supported Except Autofocus.
PC Micro- NIKKOR 85mm f/2.8D: Can only be used in Mode M; All Functions Supported Except Autofocus.
ISO Sensitivity ISO 200 – 1600
Hi-1 (ISO 3200)
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 200
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 1600
Weight 17 oz. (475 g) camera body only.
When I bought this camera the battery was dead and the camera did not turn on, so instead of buying a new battery I bought this third party battery grip and I use six rechargeable AA battery instead.
EN-EL9a Lithium-ion Battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 470 shots (CIPA)
AC Adapter EH-5 AC and EP-5 AC Adapter Connector
Battery Charger MH-23 Quick Charger
Black and White.
Monitor Size 2.5 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 230,000 Dots
Monitor Type TFT-LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170 -degree wide-viewing angle
Flash – Read more here.
Built-in Flash Yes.
This camera does not support HSS.
This camera does not support Nikon Creative Lighting System CLS – NOT Supported.
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV