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Nikon D40x Kit

10.2-megapixel digital SLR camera
with 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor lens

Item # 054D40X55

Leave it to Nikon to take a great camera and make it even better.

Leave it to Nikon to take a great camera and make it even better.

Discontinued item

Item # 054D40X55

About the Nikon D40x Kit

Leave it to Nikon to take a great camera and make it even better. The D40x starts with the same compact, lightweight body and user-friendly design as their popular D40, but offers impressive 10.2-megapixel resolution for remarkably detailed photos, plus a speedy three frame-per-second continuous shooting mode for catching fast-moving action.

Leave it to Nikon to take a great camera and make it even better. The D40x starts with the same compact, lightweight body and user-friendly design as their popular D40, but offers impressive 10.2-megapixel resolution for remarkably detailed photos, plus a speedy three frame-per-second continuous shooting mode for catching fast-moving action.

Fast, responsive handling
If you've ever missed a perfect photo opportunity because your digital camera just couldn't keep up, you may be ready for the D40x. Its 0.2-second startup time, near-instant shutter response, and speedy autofocus won't leave you waiting. You'll get crisp, in-focus shots as quickly as you can turn on the camera. Save your photos to optional SD™ memory cards (no memory included).

Precise exposures and detailed images
The D40x makes it easy to capture images exactly as you envision them. Nikon's impressive light metering system uses an on-board database of over 30,000 scenes from actual photos to compare and evaluate your shots for accurate exposure. The camera's 10.2-megapixel image sensor and highly advanced image processor team together to deliver vivid, high-resolution images with more than enough detail for cropping out portions of a shot, blowing them up, and printing them at large sizes.

Easy operation and a bright, clear display
Nikon's thoughtful design and attention to detail make it a pleasure to operate the D40x. The large, crisp 2-1/2" LCD monitor is very helpful for reviewing your photos. There's a row of handy buttons for accessing important features — that way, you'll spend less time navigating the camera's menu system. Nikon's clever "Help" function lets you view a brief explanation of the custom functions on the camera — great for folks who are just getting the hang of advanced photography, and for experts who don't want to carry around the manual.

Plus, this camera offers tons of hands-on controls for advanced users. Flash compensation and autofocus-assist illumination give you crisp, accurate shots in low light. And you get full manual control of focus and exposure for true hands-on photography. The supplied 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor ED lens provides great all-around picture-taking, and the included rechargeable battery lets you capture up to 520 photos on a single charge.

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Product highlights:

  • 10.2-megapixel effective recording
  • APS-C-size CCD image sensor (23.7 x 15.6 mm)
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 27-82.5mm)
  • 3X optical zoom (approximate)
  • compatible lenses:
    • AF-S and AF-I Type G or D AF Nikkor lenses: all autofocus and metering functions supported
    • other Type G or D AF Nikkor lenses: all functions supported except autofocus
  • 2-1/2" color LCD screen
  • SLR viewfinder (with diopter adjustment)
  • 3-area autofocus
  • 3D Color Matrix Metering II for accurate exposure control
  • image storage modes: JPEG, RAW (NEF), and RAW+JPEG (Basic/Large)
  • JPEG options: 3872 x 2592; 2896 x 1944; 1936 x 1296
  • shutter speed range: 30 - 1/4,000 seconds
  • sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent): 100-1600 (special high setting for ISO 3200)
  • manual focus ring
  • manual exposure control
  • continuous shooting mode: 3 frames per second (up to 100 JPEG frames or up to 6 RAW frames)
  • program shooting modes: Auto, Auto (Flash Off), Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Child, Sports, and Night Portrait
  • in-camera image editing functions: D-Lighting, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™, cropping, image overlay, monochrome settings, and filter effects
  • intelligent pop-up flash and flash exposure compensation
  • accepts standard Secure Digital® memory cards and SD High Capacity (SDHC™) cards 4GB and greater
  • hot accessory shoe
  • flash sync at 1/200 second
  • high-speed USB interface
  • 5"W x 3-3/4"H x 5-9/16"D (with lens)
  • weight (body only): 17 oz.
  • supplied lens weight: 7.2 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Supplied Accessories:
  • AF-S DX 18-55mm lens
  • rechargeable EN-EL9 lithium ion battery
  • battery charger
  • adjustable neck strap
  • USB cable
  • software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
  • MFR # 9421

What's in the box:

  • D-40x digital camera body (with attached body cap)
  • AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm ED lens (has attached front lens cap and rear lens cap)
  • EN-EL9 Rechargeable Lithium ion battery pack (7.4V/1000mAh) with plastic terminal cover
  • MH-23 Quick charger
  • 6.5" AC cord
  • 5' USB cable (has a USB type-A connector on one end a mini-USB 2.0 on other end)
  • Adjustable camera strap
  • Accessory shoe cover (attached)
  • Eyepiece cap
  • PictureProject 1.7 CD-ROM (Reference Manual)
  • PictureProject 1.7 CD-ROM (Application software)
  • Nikon Guide to Digital Photography (English)
  • Nikon Guide to Digital Photography (Spanish)
  • Quick Start Guide (English)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
  • Lens Instruction Manual (8 languages)
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • Lens warranty form
  • Digital Imaging Product Registration card
  • Accessories Product Registration card
  • Nikkor lens extended service registration card

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Features & specs

General
LCD Screen Size 2.5"
Adjustable-angle LCD ---
Wi-Fi ---
GPS-enabled ---
Lens 35mm Equivalent 27-82.5mm
Optical Zoom 3x
Digital Zoom N/A
Filter Diameter 52
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output ---
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Stick No
CFexpress Cards No
CompactFlash Cards No
SD Cards Yes
XQD Cards No
Image
Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.8mm
Megapixels 1.02e+007
Image Stabilization None
Highest Resolution 3872 x 2592
4K Video No
Video Resolution ---
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5
Height (inches) 3-3/4
Depth (inches) 6-3/8
Weight With Battery (ounces) 26
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

Overview: The Nikon D40x outfit includes the Nikon D40x digital SLR camera body and the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G EDII lens. The outfit also includes a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack with an AC quick charger adapter and a USB cable to connect the camera to your PC.

Supplied Lens: The supplied lens is specially designed for use with Nikon digital SLR (Nikon DX format) cameras. Lens specifications include:

  • Focal Length: 18mm-55mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-f/5.6
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/22 (at 18mm), f/5.6 to f/38 (at 55mm)
  • Lens Construction: 7 elements in 5 groups (1 ED and 1 aspherical lens elements)
  • Picture Angle: 76° - 28°50'
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.9 ft (0.28m) at all zoom settings
  • Attachment Size: 52mm (P=0.75mm)

SLR: The Nikon D40x is a SLR digital camera that combines fast start up time with super-fast shutter response and rapid-action shooting at up to 3 frames per second. Images will be recorded in a 3:2 aspect ratio similar to a 35mm film camera.

LCD Monitor: The Nikon D40x has a 2.5" low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD monitor featuring approximately 230,000 pixels and adjustable brightness (-2 to +2). The large 2.5-inch LCD monitor enables image preview at up to 19 times magnification and has large type fonts and easy-to view menus. The LCD screen also features three display options - Classic, Graphic, and Wallpaper to display the camera's shooting information. The wallpaper option gives you the ability to display the default picture or a picture of your choice in the background of the information display.

Note: The LCD monitor cannot be used as a viewfinder to shoot. It is only used for playback, menus and as an information screen.

Optical Viewfinder: The D40x uses a fixed eye-level penta-Dach mirror viewfinder with a diopter adjustment knob. The diopter allows you to adjust the focus in the viewfinder to suit your eyesight (with or without eyeglasses). The bright and sharp viewfinder makes focusing in low-light situations possible. The viewfinder offers approximately 0.8x magnification with a 95% vertical and horizontal frame coverage.

Focusing Screen: The viewfinder uses a Type-B BriteView clear matte Mark V screen with superimposed focus brackets for clear and accurate focusing of your subject.

Optics: This camera features an AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G EDII lens. This DX lens design is compatible with every Nikon D-Series digital SLR camera. The lens features an exclusive Silent Wave Motor for high-speed auto-focusing with accuracy and super-quiet operation. The ultra-compact 3x zoom lens offers sharpness and versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.

Image Sensor: The D40x features a 23.6 mm x 15.8 mm Nikon SLR DX format image sensor with a total pixel count of approximately 10.75 million pixels and an effective pixel count of approximately 10.2 million. Nikon SLR DX format image sensors incorporate individual micro-optics on each of the sensors pixels. Micro Optics construction ensures that the image from the camera's lens will be precisely aligned with each pixel's sensor and that performance will be optimized. Nikon's DX format CCD image sensor also delivers vivid color and sharp detail exceptional enough to provide detail enlargements of 24 x 36 inches and beyond. Its high resolution also provides the ability of creative cropping.

3-Area Autofocus: The D40x's advanced 3-area AF system and its refined algorithms deliver fast, efficient and precise autofocusing. Its autofocusing system delivers greater precision with fast, more consistent subject acquisition and improved focus tracking for consistently sharper pictures.

3D Color Matrix Metering II System: The D40x's 3D Color Matrix Metering II evaluates each scene for brightness, color, contrast, size and position of shadows and highlights, selected focus area and camera-to-subject distance, comparing that information against an onboard database of more than 30,000 actual photographic scenes.

Built-In Speedlight: Nikon's innovative i-TTL flash control built-in speedlight evaluates flash exposure with precision to achieve better automatic flash balance. The built-in Speedlight creates beautiful exposures in darkened conditions as well as adds sparkle for fill flash in outdoor situations for enhanced twilight shots or an added impact to daylight images.

Recording Media: Images are recorded onto SD (Secure Digital) memory cards and SDHC memory cards. The camera can support the following SD memory card capacities - 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB.

Note: No SD card is included with the camera.

Help Menu: The D40x features a Help Menu System that describes many of the cameras buttons and features. The Help System is activated by pressing on the Help Menu button while you have currently selected the feature in question.

Image Optimization: You can optimize the contrast, sharpening, and other settings, according to how the photos will be used or the type of scene:

  • Normal: normal shooting options selected
  • Softer: softens outlines, producing natural results for portraits or retouching on a computer
  • Vivid: enhances saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce vivid images with vibrant reds, greens, and blues
  • More Vivid: maximizes saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce crisp images with sharp outlines
  • Portrait: lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects
  • Black-and-White: takes photos in black-and-white
  • Custom: allows you to adjust the following settings: sharpness, contrast, color reproduction, saturation, and hue. The color reproduction setting allows you to select one of the following color modes:
    • Ia (sRGB): choose for portrait shots that will be printed or used as is, with no further modification
    • II (Adobe RGB): photographs taken at this setting are adapted to Adobe RGB color space
    • IIIa (sRGB): choose for nature or landscape shots that will be printed or used as is, with no further modification

Image Size/Quality: The D40x records still images in JPEG and NEF formats. You have a choice of 3 image size options and 5 image quality options. Images are recorded in a 3:2 format similar to a 35mm film camera.

Quality Option
(Compression ratio)
Available Image Sizes File Format Description
NEF (Raw)
(uncompressed)
3872 x 2592 NEF

Raw CCD data is saved directly to the memory card in compressed Nikon Electronic format (NEF). Only available in 3872 x 2592 image size. Supplied software required for printing.

NEF + JPEG Basic
(JPEG Basic, 1:16)
3872 x 2592 NEF + Basic Two images are recorded, one NEF image and one basic-quality JPEG image. Both images are 3872 x 2592 in size.
Fine
(1:4)
Large: 3872 x 2592
Medium: 2896 x 1944
Small: 1936 x 1296
JPEG Fine image quality, suitable for enlargements or high-quality prints.
Normal
(1:8)
JPEG Normal image quality, suited to most applications
Basic
(1:16)
JPEG Basic image quality, suitable for pictures that will be distributed by e-mail or used in web pages.

Digital Vari-Programs: Using the mode dial, you can choose from the following Digital Vari-Programs:

  • Auto: camera settings are automatically adjusted (flash is turned off)
  • Portrait: main subject stands out clearly while background details are softened
  • Landscape: use for vivid landscape shots that enhance outlines, colors, and contrast in subjects like skyscapes and forests
  • Child: use for snapshots of children; clothing and background details are vividly rendered while skin tones remain soft and natural
  • Sports: high shutter speeds freeze motion for dynamic sports shots in which the main subject stands out clearly
  • Close Up: use for close-up shots of flowers, insect, and other small objects
  • Night Portrait: use for shots that provide natural balance between main subject and background when shooting portraits under low light

Shooting Modes: The shooting mode determines how the camera takes photographs. You can choose from the following shooting modes:

  • Single Frame: camera takes one photograph each time the shutter release button is pressed
  • Continuous (burst mode): camera records photographs up to 3 frames per second while the shutter release button is held down
  • Self-timer: can be used to reduce camera shake or for self-portraits. The shutter release delay time can be set to 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds.
  • Delayed Remote: shutter release is controlled using the optional ML-L3 remote; the picture is taken approximately 2 seconds after focusing is complete
  • Quick Response Remote: shutter release is controlled using the optional ML-L3 remote; the picture is taken immediately after focusing is complete

Memory Buffer: The camera is equipped with a memory buffer for temporary storage, allowing shooting to continue while photographs are being saved to the memory card.

Focus Modes: You can choose from the following focus modes:

  • Autofocus (AF):
    • Auto-servo AF (AF-A): camera automatically selects AF-S or AF-C mode automatically depending upon shooting conditions and whether the subject is moving.
    • Single-servo Autofocus (AF-S): camera focuses automatically when the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The focus remains locked while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The picture will only be taken when the in-focus indicator is displayed. Recommended for stationary subjects.
    • Continuous-servo Autofocus (AF-C): camera focuses continuously while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. Photographs can be taken whether or not the camera is in focus. Recommended for moving subjects.
  • Manual (MF): focus must be adjusted manually using the lens focusing ring

Focus Lock: Focus Lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus area in the final composition.

AF Assist Illuminator: The built-in AF assist illuminator enables the camera to focus even when the subject is poorly lit. The illuminator has a range of approximately 1'-8" to 9'-10".

AF-Area Modes: The D40x offers a choice of three focus areas that together cover a wide area of the frame. The AF-area mode determines how the focus area is selected and what happens if the subject moves out of the selected focus area while the camera is still focusing. You can choose one of the following AF-area modes:

  • Single Area: you select the focus area manually and the camera focuses on the subject in the selected focus area only
  • Dynamic Area: you select the focus area manually, but the camera uses information from multiple focus areas to determine focus
  • Closest Subject: camera automatically selects focus area containing subject closest to camera

Exposure Modes: Using the mode dial, you can choose from the following exposure modes:

  • Programmed Auto (P): camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in program for optimal exposure in most situations
  • Shutter-Priority Auto (S): user chooses shutter speed; camera sets aperture for best results
  • Aperture-Priority Auto (A): user chooses aperture; camera sets shutter speed for best results
  • Manual (M): user controls both shutter speed and aperture for complete control over exposure

Metering: When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following metering modes:

  • 3D Color Matrix II: metering is performed by 420-segment RGB sensor, which sets exposure based on a variety of information from all areas of the frame.
  • Center-weighted: camera meters the entire frame but assigns greatest weight (75%) to the area in the center of the frame (8mm circle).
  • Spot: camera meters circle 3.5mm in diameter. The circle is centered on current focus area, making it possible to meter off-center subjects.

AE/AF Lock: If your subject is off-centered in the frame, it can become difficult to achieve proper exposure and focus. By engaging the AE/AF Lock feature, you can focus and meter on your subject, lock the exposure and focus by pressing the shutter release button halfway, then recompose your shot before taking the picture. You can choose from the following AE/AF Lock settings.

  • AE/AF Lock: both focus and exposure lock while the AE/AF lock button is pressed
  • AE Lock: exposure locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the focus is unaffected
  • AF Lock: focus locks while the AE/AF lock button is pressed while the exposure is unaffected align
  • AE Lock Hold: exposure locks when the AE/AF lock button is pressed and remains locked until the button is pressed again
  • AF-On: the AE/AF button initiates autofocus while the shutter-release button cannot be used to focus

Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps.

Sensitivity: When lighting is poor, the camera will automatically increase sensitivity, permitting faster exposures, and minimizing blur caused by inadvertent camera movement, up to a maximum equivalent of ISO 1600. In the menu, you can manually select on of the following ISO settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600 or a further high-sensitivity setting HI 1 (approximately ISO 3200).

Noise Reduction: This option controls whether photographs taken at high sensitivities or shutter speeds slower than 8 seconds are processed to reduce noise before being recorded to the memory card.

White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. When the camera is set to one of the exposure modes, you can choose one of the following white balance options:

  • Auto: white balance is automatically adjusted to suit the lighting conditions
  • Incandescent: for use under incandescent lighting
  • Fluorescent: for use under most fluorescent lighting
  • Direct Sunlight: for use with subjects under direct sunlight
  • Flash: for use with built-in Speedlight or optional Nikon Speedlights
  • Cloudy: use when taking pictures under overcast skies
  • Shade: use under sunny skies when subject is in shade
  • Preset: a white object is used as reference to set white balance under unusual lighting conditions. You can also copy the white balance setting from an existing photograph on the memory card.

Fine-Tuning White Balance: At settings other than preset white balance, you can fine tune the white balance by +/-3 in increments of 1. Lower values make photographs appear slightly more yellow or red, while higher values give the images a bluish tinge.

Retouch Menu: The Retouched Menu allows you to create trimmed, resized or retouched copies of the photographs you have taken on the memory card. The Retouch Menu gives you the following editing options:

  • D-Lighting: brightens dark or back-lit subjects or produces effects similar to a flash
  • Red-Eye Correction: corrects "red-eye" caused by the flash
  • Trim: creates cropped copies of existing images
  • Monochrome: copies photographs in black/white, sepia or cyanotype color tones
  • Filter Effects: creates copies with color filter effects; you can choose from Sky Light, Warm filter, or Color Balance
  • Small Picture: creates small copies of existing photographs; you can choose from 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120
  • Image Overlay: combines two RAW images into a single image

Flash Sync Modes: The following flash sync modes are available depending upon the shooting mode currently selected with the mode dial:

  • Auto Flash: When lighting is poor or subject is backlit, the flash pops up automatically when the shutter release is pressed halfway and fires as required
  • Red-eye Reduction: The AF-assist lamp lights before the flash fires to reduce the red-eye effect
  • Slow Sync: Flash is combined with shutter speeds as slow as 30 seconds to capture both subject and background at night or under dim light
  • Rear-curtain Sync: The flash fires just before the shutter closes, creating effect of stream of light following moving subjects

Flash Exposure Compensation: In P, S, A, and M modes, the flash exposure compensation can be used to increase or reduce flash output from the level chosen by the camera's flash control system. The flash exposure compensation can be set to values between -3 EV and +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV.

Histogram: The D40x features the ability to view a histogram on the LCD monitor screen. A histogram is a graph showing the distribution of tones in the image.

Playback Menu: The playback menu contains the following options:

  • Delete: allows you to delete the current image or all the images in the selected folder or folders

  • Playback Folder: allows you to play back the images in the current folder or all folders

  • Rotate Tall: portrait photos are displayed in tall orientation during playback

  • Slide Show: allows you to play back images one after the other. You can adjust how long each picture is displayed, allowing you to choose one of the following frame intervals: 2, 3, 5, or 10 seconds

  • Print Set: used to create a digital "print order" that lists the photographs to be printed, the number of copies, and the information to be included on each print

Full Frame Playback: The following options can be viewed on the LCD monitor in full-screen playback menu:

  • View Additional Photos: by pressing the multi-selector or rotating the command dial, you can view each photo stored on the memory card

  • View Photo Information: allows you view detailed information about the current image

  • Zoom: allows you to zoom in on current photograph

  • Delete: allows you to delete the current image or all the images in the selected folder or folders

  • Protect: allows you to protect current photographs from being accidentally deleted

  • View Thumbnails: allows you to view multiple photographs at one time

  • Retouch: allows you to create a retouch copy of the current photograph

  • Shooting: allows you to display your shooting information

  • Menus: allows you to view the menu screens

  • Exit: allows you to return to the shooting mode

Image Review: When this setting is enabled, the camera displays the image on the LCD monitor after the picture is taken.

Single-Image Playback: During single-image playback, you can view all the pictures stored on the memory card one at a time.

Thumbnail Playback: This feature allows you to view four or nine images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.

Playback Zoom: During single-image and thumbnail playback, you can zoom in on the selected image. You can zoom in up to 25x for large images, up to 19x for medium images, and up to 13 for small images. Once the image is enlarged, you can move it around on the LCD monitor using the multi selector.

Auto Image Rotation: Photographs taken while this feature is set to "On" allow the image to be played back automatically in the orientation it was taken such as Portrait or Landscape.

Folders: The camera allows you to create and name separate folders so you can divide your photographs into different categories.

Auto Off Timers: This feature allows you to choose how long the monitor and exposure meters remain on when no operations are performed. You can choose from the following selections.

  • Short: monitor and exposure meters remain on for 4 seconds; when image review is on, pictures are displayed in the monitor for 4 seconds after shooting
  • Normal: monitor and exposure meters remain on for 8 seconds; when the image review is on, picture are displayed in the monitor for 4 seconds after shooting
  • Long: monitor remains on for 20 seconds and exposure meters remain on for 1 minute; when image review is on, pictures are displayed in the monitor for 20 seconds after shooting
  • Custom: allows you to choose the monitor off delay and the image review time from 4 seconds, 8 seconds, 20 seconds, 1minute or 10 minutes; you can choose the auto meter-off delay from 4 seconds, 8 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute or 30 minutes.

Image Comment: The camera allows you to input up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text to a recorded image and is then stored in the Exif header. The comment can be viewed in Capture NX (software available separately) or the supplied PictureProject software.

PictBridge Printing Capability: Using the supplied USB cable, you can connect this camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. PictBridge is a standard that allows you to connect a PictBridge compliant camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer and make prints, regardless of brand.

DPOF: The DPOF feature enables you to create a digital "print order" for PictBridge-compatible printers and other devices that support DPOF.

Exif Print (Exif 2.21): The D40x conforms to "Exif Print", a worldwide standard. Vital camera settings (such as exposure mode, white balance, exposure time) and scene data are recorded to the image file when it is captured. Printers compatible with "Exif Print" are able to use this information to produce high quality photographs, exactly the way they were intended at the time of capture. This intelligent communication process also allows the printer to correct for poor lighting or mistakes, resulting in photos that can be even better than the originals.

Quick Charger: The D40x comes supplied with an AC quick charger that allows you to recharge the supplied EN-EL9 Lithium Ion battery pack (1000 mAh). The EN-EL9 will charge fully in approximately 90 minutes using the supplied AC quick charger. The EN-EL9 Lithium Ion battery can last up to approximately 520 shots in single-frame mode or 2,000 shots in continuous mode depending on operating conditions.

TV Playback: The camera features a 3.5mm minijack video output plug to playback still images on your TV or monitor using the optional EG-D100 video cable (sold separately). You can select between NTSC or PAL video playback.

Optional Lens Compatibility: Type G and D AF-S and AF-I CPU lenses are recommended for use with the D40x. Type G and D lenses support 3D color matrix metering II. Vibration reduction is available with Type G and D VR lenses only.

Optional Flash Compatibility: The D40x is equipped with an accessory shoe that allows you to use the optional Nikon SB-400, 800, 600, 80DX, 28DX 28, 27, 23, 22S, and 29S speedlights if needed.

Optional AC Adapter: Use of an optional EH-5 AC adapter and optional EP-5 AC connector is recommended for extended playback.

Supplied Software

PictureProject: The supplied PictureProject software allows you to do the following: view pictures, print pictures, transfer pictures, retouch pictures, and send pictures by email.

Windows System Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium 300 MHz or better recommended (550MHz Pentium III or better for Pictmotion option)
  • OS: Preinstalled versions of Windows Vista (32-bit Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/Ultimate editions), Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional
  • Hard Disk Space: 60 MB required for installation
  • RAM: Minimum 64 MB; 128 MB or more with Pictmotion or Raw images
  • Video Resolution: 800 x 600 or more with 16-bit color (High Color) or better; 24-bit color or more recommended
  • Interface:
    • USB: Only built-in USB ports supported
    • IEEE 1394/FireWire: OHCI-compliant IEEE 1394 interface required
  • Supported Cameras:
    • USB: Nikon digital cameras that support PTP or Mass Storage
    • IEEE 1394/FireWire: D1-series cameras (not supported under Windows Vista)
  • Supported Formats: All still image and QuickTime ("*.mov") formats used in Nikon digital cameras; NEF, TIFF (RGB), and JPEG files created using Capture NX (NEF images created with Capture NX cannot be edited), Nikon Capture, Nikon View, or Picture Project.
  • Miscellaneous: CD-ROM drive required for installation. Write-capable drive required for "Burn Disc" function. Internet connection required for some options. E-mail option requires Internet connection and supported e-mail program.

Macintosh System Requirements:

  • CPU: PowerPC G4, G5, Intel (under Rosetta) with built-in USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface required
  • OS: Mac OS X Version 10.3.9, 10.4.x)
  • Hard Disk Space: 60 MB required for installation
  • RAM: Minimum 64 MB (128 MB with Raw images)
  • Video Resolution: 800 x 600 or more with 16-bit color (Thousands of colors) or more; 24-bit color or more recommended
  • Interface:
    • USB: Only built-in USB ports supported
    • IEEE 1394/FireWire: Only built-in FireWire ports supported
  • Supported Cameras:
    • USB: Nikon digital cameras that support PTP or Mass Storage
    • IEEE 1394/FireWire: D1-series cameras
  • Supported Formats: All still image and QuickTime ("*.mov") formats used in Nikon digital cameras; NEF, TIFF (RGB), and JPEG files created using Capture NX (NEF images created with Capture NX cannot be edited), Nikon Capture, Nikon View, or Picture Project.
  • Miscellaneous: CD-ROM drive required for installation. Write-capable drive required for "Burn Disc" function. Internet connection required for some options. E-mail option requires Internet connection and supported e-mail program.

Specifications

Estimated Image Capacity of an Optional 1 GB SD Memory Card:

Image Quality Image Size File Size (MB) Number of Images Buffer Capacity
NEF (Raw) --- 9.0 79 6
JPEG Fine Large 4.8 129 100
Medium 2.7 225 100
Small 1.2 487 100
JPEG Normal Large 2.4 251 100
Medium 1.3 431 100
Small 0.6 888 100
JPEG Basic Large 1.2 487 100
Medium 0.7 839 100
Small 0.3 1500 100
NEF (Raw) + JPEG Basic Large 10.1
(total of both images)
70 6

Dimensions

  Width Height Depth Weight
Camera with Lens and Battery 4.965" 3.748" 5.894" - 6.341" 26 ounces
Body Only 4.965" 3.748" 3.03" 17 ounces
Battery 1.424" 2.199" 0.611" 1.8 ounces
Lens Diameter: 2.867" Length: 3.366" - 3.801" 7.2 ounces

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