Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)
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Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm Lens)

  • Optical Zoom: 3.1x
  • Type: Digital SLR
  • Megapixels: 6.1 MP
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Nikon D40 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ AF-S DX 18-55mm ...

The D40 is a compact and lightweight high-performance camera that makes it possible for anyone to create stunning images with an SLR. Designed specifically for ease of use, the D40 lets you use the kind of digital and optical technologies that professionals use without the need to deal with complex functions. Whatever you shoot there is an automated Digital Vari Program that lets you achieve fantastic results in any situation. Help menus are easy to navigate and the in-camera retouch menu makes it simple to edit and enhance your images on the large, bright 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Perfect for people who want an affordable camera to explore what it is that makes SLR photography stand out, the D40 is so user-friendly that all you have to do is concentrate on the scene you want to photograph and the camera's advanced Nikon technologies will take care of the rest.

Product Review Summary

84% recommend this product
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  • Excellent Picture Quality (9)
  • Easy to Use (9)
  • Quality Construction (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Great Design (4)
  • Long Battery Life (2)
  • Intuitive (1)
  • Fast Shutter (1)
  • Nice Screen (1)
  • Stylish (1)
  • Bulky (4)
  • Overpriced (2)
  • Cannot use LCD as a viewfinder (1)
  • Not enough auto focus sensors (1)
  • Short Battery Life (1)
  • Heavy (1)
  • Bad in Low Light (1)
Good For
  • Everyday Use (8)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Home (4)
  • Upgrade (1)
  • Replacement (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Very good, especially for the price.

byjohnjbroussard Sep 28, 2011
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Lightweight<br>Easy to use<br>Great Image Quality<br>Great Price...
Cons Lens does not focus very quickly.
Recommended it? Yes

I purchased the Nikon D40 (w/ 18-55mm lens) about 2 years ago. It was my first DSLR. To this day, it has about 30,000 actuations (i.e., I've snapped the shutter about 30,000 times) and it's still going as if new. It takes beyond exceptional photos and is certainly better than most point and shoots... Read full review »


Nikon D-40 Rocks My World!

bymorganchew Jun 4, 2010
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros -Easy to use<br>-Crystal clear images<br>-A great camera for both...
Cons -Occasional dust buildup in the camera after changing lenses. 
Recommended it? Yes

I received this product as a gift for my sixteenth birthday, and have had an awesome time playing around with it and learning all of the fun extras that are included in it.  The Nikon D-40 is an easy to use, digital SLR camera which comes with one lens which has 18-55mm zoom.  It produces... Read full review »


I like it!

bytlc981 Apr 20, 2010
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Easy to Use, Excellent Picture Quality, Quality Construction
Cons Short Battery Life, Bulky, Heavy
Recommended it? Yes

I use this camera at home. It is pretty easy to use, you can use it as a manual or on auto. It is hard to take out with you, because it is big and bulky. It does seem to have a short battery life as well. Other than that it takes great pictures and it is great for a beginner.  Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Landscape
White Balance Auto
Special Effects Sepia • Cyanotype • Warm Filter • Skylight Filter • Black & White
Continuous Shooting Speed 2.5 frames per second

Other Features

Additional Features Brightness Control • Digital Noise Reduction • AF Lock • With Tripod Mount • Interchangeable Lenses • USB 2.0 • DPOF Support • USB 2.0 Compatibility • Cropping An Image • Histogram Display • Text Input To Exif Header • Direct Print • AE/FE Lock • PictBridge Support • Auto Power Save • Red eye Fix

File Format

Still Image Format Raw Image • EXIF 2.1 • DPOF • DCF • NEF (RAW) • JPEG


Battery Form Factor Manufacturer specific


Expansion Slot 1 x SD Memory Card
Connector Types 1 x USB


Screen Details LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - color
Display Rotation Built-in
Display Type LCD


Depth 2.5 in.
Width 5 in.
Height 3.7 in.
Weight 16.8 Oz.


Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
Dioptric Correction Range -1.7 to +0.5
Viewfinder Type Optical (Through-the-lens) • Optical
Viewfinder - Field Coverage 95%
Optical Viewfinder Type Eye-level penta-dach mirror

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 4096 MB

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • 3D color matrix II • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec
Exposure compensation ±5 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 200-1600
Light Sensitivity Max 1600
Exposure Modes i-TTL Program Flash • Automatic • Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority
Exposure Range EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Lens System

Lens For SD AF-S DX 18-55mm
Lens Filter Size 52 mm
Auto Focus type TTL phase detection
Focal Length Range 18mm - 55mm
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 82.5mm
Lens Type Zoom lens
Lens Construction 5 group(s) / 7 element(s)
Lens System Features Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Internal Focusing System, Aspherical Lens, ED Glass
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 15.6 x 23.7mm

Key Features

Optical Zoom 3.1x
Type Digital SLR
Megapixels 6.1 MP

Product Identifiers

Model D40
Brand Nikon

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