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Nikon D40

$299.99
$118.75 $181 cheaper than 73 days ago
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SLR 6.1MP 3008 X 2000 Pixels CCD Feb 2016
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Nikon D40x 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom- (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Auto Focus-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
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$173.00
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$174.75
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$189.00
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$200.00
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Used - NIKON D40X DSLR Camera Kit w/ Nikon 18-55 3.5-5.6GII Lens - Black (Used)
$209.99
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Used - Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera - Black AF-S DX VR Zoom Nikkor 55-200mm (Used)
$225.00
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Used - Mint! Nikon D40x 10.2MP DSLR w/ Nikon 18-70mm Zoom Lens with ~450 Shutter Count (Used)
$229.00
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Used - Nikon D40 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera Kit w/ 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G II ED AF-S DX Zoom (Used)
$235.00
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$239.99
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$99.99
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Nikon D40 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Nikon D40 number 112 across all digital cameras and number 114 in best selling cameras.
94
Reviews
56 Reviews + 11 Awards
92
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

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At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
470 battery life

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $299.99 to $118.75 in the last 73 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 78% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

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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
Nikon D40 size in context

Nikon D40 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $118.75 it is still in the cheapest 43% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $181 (60%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D40 and the United States price of $118.75 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £179.95 ($179.95).

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Features

Lower Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Nikon D40 of only 6.1MP is in the lowest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

Only 3008 X 2000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D40 has a maximum image resolution of 3008 x 2000 pixels. That's 62% lower image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Lower Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D40 of only 1,600 is in the lowest 4% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Heavier Than Average

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Nikon D40's weight of 475g is heavier than 80% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 1" and 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Nikon D40 of only 2.5" is smaller than 93% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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470 Battery Life

The Nikon D40 is a digital camera that takes 470 shots battery life.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Nikon D40's display resolution of only 230,000 pixels is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D40 does not have an HDMI, although keep in mind that 55% of cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other cameras, the Nikon D40 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera. Hundreds of different lenses are available for Nikon SLRs ranging in magnification from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. The eye relief of the Nikon D40 of only 18mm is smaller than 70% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon nikond40body, amzrefb0066cr d40x, nikon vba170ab, nikon f3556g, nikon d40x

Barcodes:

00000001649841, 00001820854200, 05056129203131

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