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Nikon D40X

$864.99
$195.00 $669.99 cheaper than 76 days ago
Camera Labs Highly Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and good value for money 6.1 megapixel digital camera
SLR 6.1MP CCD Black Feb 2016
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Nikon D40 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon D40 number 358 across all digital cameras.
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56 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Very Good
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Good Features
Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 64?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 56 reviews.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, that it is reasonably priced and product quality.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 160, 200 and 1 more ISO sensitivity
470 battery life (CIPA standard)
Quite low megapixel
Heavy

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How Big is the Nikon D40?

The Nikon D40 is 126mm wide and 94mm tall. It is 64mm deep and weighs 475g.

Nikon D40 front dimensions

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Nikon D40 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Digital camera experts rave about this Nikon camera and have given it 11 awards.

This Nikon digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and DP Review all of whom said that this camera was great.

The experts at two other expert review sites both thought that this camera would make a great purchase. This Nikon camera received a "Best Buy" award from both Howstuffworks.com and Expert Reviews.

This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from both review websites M3.idg.se and Alphr.com, both of which thought that this camera was very good.

The experts at two other expert review sites both endorsed this camera. The writer at review website Laptopmag.com gave this Nikon camera an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was fantastic and it received a "Gold" award from website PC Advisor.co.uk.

This Nikon camera received an "Excellent" award from Letsgodigital.org/nl/ and it received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 56 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 82 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 31,432 expert and user reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. We also found that Nikon has very good reviews specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Three people considered that it was able to produce good images.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two people who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

  • Its certainly their smallest and lightest, their most affordable and ships with a fairly decent kit lens too.
  • Good value and useful features are hallmarks of this camera…
    Gadgetguy.com.au January 2006

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Three owners who bought it agreed that it was good quality.

  • Good performance and handling, low price and far better quality than any digital compact…
  • Then we remind ourselves that all this quality comes at less than $600…
  • It captures high quality pictures, has speedy operation…
  • It's solidly built, has a comfortable feel and offers image quality vastly superior to point…

Value For Money

Average Priced

Cameras range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $670 (77%)

The price has dropped from $999.99 to $195 in the last 76 days.

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Features

Quite Low Megapixel

The Nikon D40 has a fairly low megapixel (only 6.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Heavy

The average weight of cameras is 300g. With a weight of 475 grams, the Nikon D40 is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports 160, 200 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D40 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras. This Nikon camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "160" and "1600" are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9". The Nikon D40 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.5 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D40 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras which have an HDMI.

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Very Large Minimum Aperture Number

Cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between -2 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4. When compared to other digital cameras that we have checked, the Nikon D40's minimum aperture number of 22 is one of the largest.

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Only One Aspherical Lens

The Nikon D40 is a one aspherical lens camera. Most of the other cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras, the Nikon D40 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. The Nikon D40 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (only 3.5) compared to most of the other cameras.

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470 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Nikon D40 is a camera that takes 470 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon w1855mm

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